The Basics of Carpeting - What You Need to Know
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Elevate the ambiance of your home with the inviting softness and warmth of our carpets. Whether you prefer a formal or informal setting, a calm or high-traffic space, Bowling's Carpet offers an extensive selection of carpet styles to suit your preferences. Our stunning, stain-resistant carpets are sure to add a touch of elegance to your interior.
What types of carpet are available?
All carpeting can be broadly sorted into one of three categories of pile. A carpet’s pile refers to the length and density of its fibers.
Cut pile carpet is the most popular type, featuring sheared fiber strands with exposed ends. It’s available in a variety of lengths and thicknesses, so you’ll have a range of options regardless of what you’re specifically looking for. The twist of individual strands in cut pile is key when making a decision – tighter, heavier twist will add texture and durability to your carpet to help it stand up to matting and crushing.
Loop pile, on the other hand, features un-sheared loops of fiber that not only add extra durability, but also create opportunities for pattern and texture. Tight, heavily twisted loops offer more resistance to matting and crushing. One potential issue to watch out for when choosing looped pile is pulled-out loops, which, when snagged, can cause damage to your carpet.
Cut & Loop pile is the third category, which combines the previous two types of carpet. Having both sheared and un-sheared fibers leads to patterned surfaces and artistic use of texture. No one type of carpet is better than the others – your choice will largely come down to personal design preference.
There are different carpet looks and styles to choose from, what’s your texture? Hover over the images to the right to find out more.
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