Smooth (known as a Saxony) - This style of cut pile carpet is achieved when the tufts of yarn are sheared to a low, smooth pile height for uniform color and a formal look.
Texture - This popular style offers a smooth, level finish, but the yarns have more twist, which creates a less formal look.
Twist (known as a Frieze) - The yarns in this style are even longer, creating a soft, comfortable, casual appearance.
Shag - The yarns in this style are even longer, creating a soft, comfortable, casual appearance.
  Level Loop (often called a Berber) - In this style, all the loops are the same height. The dense, firm surface of a loop pile carpet makes it ideal for high-traffic areas.
Patterned Loop - The yarns in this style are also looped, but they are at two or three varying heights. The various heights can be arranged to create a wide range of patterns and textures.
  Patterns - Pattern carpets beautifully blend loops and cuts in varying heights for dramatic, unique patterns, ranging from floral designs to geometric to pin-dot.
  Prints - As the name suggests, these carpets feature a design printed directly onto the carpet for a stylish, often dramatic look.
When the loops are cut, you create a cut pile carpet.
When the loops remain uncut, you create a loop pile carpet.
When the loops remain uncut and the loops have multiple heights, the result is a patterned loop carpet.
When cuts and loops are combined, you can create a wide range of patterns.


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