Carpeting has come a long way in recent years, with many new advances in construction and installation methods. This Element blog is all about which styles of Fort Collins carpet best suit your home and your family's needs. Whether you are looking for durable commercial-grade carpeting or more family-friendly options, we will cover the basics of different types of carpets so that you can make an informed decision when choosing what type is suitable for your home.

Loop Pile Carpets

As the name suggests, loop pile carpets consist of fibers bent into tiny loops. This style of carpet is quite durable and resistant to stains. It has a relatively low profile, making it a bit less cushioned than some other styles of carpet. There are two sub-categories called level loop and multilevel loop. Multilevel loop carpets contain a wide variety of individual loops set at different heights. This gives the carpet a more textured appearance. Level loop is sometimes also named Berber. It features small, short loops that stand up straight and do well in high-traffic areas.
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Carpeting has nearly endless color options!

Cut Pile Carpets

Cut pile carpets are just what you'd expect — each loop is cut, effectively getting rid of the loops altogether. This style of carpet is generally softer and denser than your standard loop pile carpets. Cut pile carpets tend to come in a wider variety than loop pile. 

Some of the major varieties include:

Plush: For a more formal look, this carpet has an even, smooth texture.

: This style has thick and long fibers that feel great under your feet for maximum comfort.

: Similar to multilevel loop, textured cut pile carpets also have rougher, more uneven textures.

: - If you're looking for more body, Saxony has longer fibers that are wound together to give it a smooth finish.

: This is one of those unique carpets that we don't recommend for areas with a lot of foot traffic. This is typically a long variety of carpet and is sometimes even known as shag carpet. Its length tends to show wear and tear more than shorter styles of carpeting in Fort Collins.

Cut And Loop Style Carpeting

This form of carpeting is simply a combination of the two above-mentioned carpeting styles. It contains both loop pile and cut pile, giving it some of the best characteristics of both. Its variation allows it to cover up stains or dirt better than other styles. Cut and loop style carpeting may be an excellent option for high traffic areas.

Need help wading through all the styles of carpeting?

We've covered a lot of ground in this blog post, and if you're feeling overwhelmed by the many styles available to choose from, we can help! Contact our friendly and knowledgeable staff today for a free estimate on any type of carpeting. Our Fort Collins carpet experts are ready to walk you through all your options with ease so that you know which style is best for your Northern Colorado home or office space. If there's anything else we didn't cover but you would like more information about, let us know! We're here to make sure everyone has an excellent experience when it comes time to pick out new flooring.