If you’ve been searching for new carpeting for your Collegeville home, you may have heard the term “pile” being used in reference to your flooring options. If you’re unsure what pile means, then this is the post for you! Floor Coverings International Montco is here to help you make an informed decision about your flooring.

What is Pile?

Pile simply refers to the fibers that make up the carpeting. Carpet piles can be short or tall, thick or thin, and of the cut or loop variety. This assortment of options is what helps to provide homeowners with a wide selection of carpeting styles and textures to choose from. 

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Cut Pile Carpeting

When carpet is made, fibers are stitched into a backing, creating the pile that we discussed above. Cut pile carpets are those whose fibers are then cut in half or sheared off, exposing the middle of the threads to the air. This type of flooring is ideal for bedrooms and living rooms, as the cut threads provide a soft surface on which to walk.

Loop Pile Carpet

Loop pile carpet is exactly what it sounds like – it is carpet with fibers that have not been cut. These looped fibers are popular for both residential and commercial purposes, as they tend to be more durable than their cut pile counterparts. This type of carpeting will hold up well under high levels of foot traffic, making it ideal for busy living rooms and office spaces alike.

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Learn More in Collegeville

Now that you know a little more about carpeting, give Floor Coverings International Montco a call to arrange a free, in-home design consultation. We are proud to serve residents in the King of Prussia, Lafayette Hill, Blue Bell, and surrounding areas, and we would love to help you decide on the right carpet for your home. We look forward to hearing from you!

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