The Mini Dictionary of Carpet Terms

The Mini Dictionary of Carpet Terms

Shopping for carpet can be daunting. There are so many different terms surrounding carpets that it can feel like you have to learn a foreign language just to understand which carpet will work best in your home. To help clear up some confusion, we’ve created a quick dictionary of carpet terms.

  • Berber Carpet: One of the more common carpet types, berber carpet is inexpensive and durable. It usually contains different shades of the same color.
  • Saxony Carpet: An extremely soft and pliable carpet, saxony carpet uses tightly twisted cut piles to remain straight. You can also get textured saxony carpet, which is just as soft, but multicolored to give fewer footprints and vacuum marks.
  • Level Loop Pile Carpet: This moderately priced carpet is super durable because its fibers are loops instead of twisted yarn. It’s usually more beautiful as a higher-pile carpet.
  • Woven Carpet: When you see carpet with a beautiful pattern, it’s usually a woven carpet, which was produced using a loom. Woven carpet is high quality, but expensive.
  • Tufted Carpet: This type of carpet gets its name from the tufting machines used to create it. Tufted carpet is usually less expensive and can be dyed or printed after the actual carpet is bound.
  • Flatweave Carpet: Usually seen in the form of Oriental rugs and tapestry rugs, flatweave rugs can have intricate patterns to make your home more beautiful. That beauty comes with a hefty price tag, though.

No matter what type of carpet you have, though, we can clean it. Contact Steamer’s Carpet Care today to schedule a carpet cleaning appointment with our trustworthy and skilled technicians.