Getting to know your carpet cuts & styles.
Many people buy carpets and go through many years not knowing what type of carpet they have actually invested in. This article will go through the various types of carpets that are on the market today. Whilst we will explain to you the different types of carpet cut.

Nylon carpet
Nylon
Olyfin
Olyfin
Polyester
Polyester
Acrylic
Acrylic
Axminster
Axminster
Wool
Wool

Density
The density of a carpet is very important for the longevity of a carpet , why? Because it shows how many fibers are in the pile of the carpet. An easy way to look at this is : the denser the carpet, the better quality of the carpet. To test the density of any carpet simply run your fingers through the top of it. If it feels hard on the top the carpet it is more than likely to be a dense carpet. We love dense carpets like Axminster carpets,  in our opinion Axminster carpets are simply the best carpet on the market today, cleaning them is a dream for a carpet cleaner like Eco-steam clean Liverpool Ltd, It doesn’t really matter if they haven’t been cleaned for 10 years , they always seem to bounce back as good as new when professionally cleaned. although Axminster carpets are very expensive they are probably worth the expense over the period.

What not to buy

In our opinion Acrylic carpet is the worse made carpet on the market today, Normally a very expensive carpet but boy it doesn’t half hold onto stains, we see so many of these carpets ruined before we even get the chance to clean them, this is normally down to customers cleaning them in the wrong manner! This is one carpet I would call us out for straight away if you happen to spill some tomato soup on!

Cheap but reliable

Cheap but reliable is most certainly the Nylon carpet! although not very luxurious to lay on it is the best carpet on the market for getting stains out, no matter what you spill on a nylon carpet it can normally be cleaned right back to its original condition, on the down side it is susceptible to sun-damage and friction marking from rubber slipper soles, On the whole if you have children or pets this is the carpet you should be buying!

Getting To Know Your Carpet Cuts

Cut pile with a twist
Cut pile with a twist

Cut pile with a twist
Cut pile carpets are less resistant to crushing than other types of carpet, run your hand over a cut pile carpet and it should feel soft but strong, fluffy and homely.
Twisted cut carpets are one of the most popular types of carpet  The yarn is twisted very tightly to give a beautiful textured surface, this carpet is extremely hard wearing.

Cut pile with a push
Cut pile with a push

Cut pile with a push
This type of cut is often found in velvet or velour carpets, very luxurious on the underfoot and beautiful to look at, not practical for an everyday room, more suited to an occasional room.

Level cut pile with a loop
Level cut pile with a loop

Level cut pile with a loop
The Level cut pile with a loop carpets combine fibers that have been cut with ones that have been looped, hence the name! This design is really good for marks or stain of the carpet, because of the various lengths of carpet fibers any stains seem to melt away in the background. Its also a very comfy and fluffy feeling carpet.

Level loop pile

Level loop pile
Level loop pile is constructed by weaving even length loops of yarn into carpet backing.  this type of construction is very durable and resistant to almost anything, not the most comfortable of carpets but practicality is it’s middle name. This type of carpet is ideal for high volume traffic areas, the loops can easily be pulled out by cat claws.

Multi level with a loop
Multi level with a loop

Multi Level with a Loop Pile
Multi-level loop pile is similar to level loop pile except that the loop heights vary, normally several different loop heights creating an uneven and braided appearance.  This type of carpet is very robust and won’t mark or stain easily, cat owners beware……the loops can easily be pulled out by cat claws or small dogs.

Textured cut and loop pile
Textured cut and loop pile

Textured cut and Loop Pile
Textured cut and loop pile carpets are very luxurious, soft and bouncy. Personally its one of my favorite carpet types, normally they have a design on the carpet,  carpet fibers standing at different lengths is perfect for an all in one colour carpet design.