Pile refers to how the yarns are attached to the backing of this floor covering. They can either be uncut and looped or cut into various lengths, and all rugs piles affect the style, texture, and feeling underfoot of carpeting.

Looped piles

Both Berber and level loop rugs have uncut piles with loops attached to the backing, much like a needlepoint action. They are durable and great for high-traffic floors.

Types of cut-pile rugs

The looped construction either remains that way or is also cut. You'll often hear the phrases "high and low pile" in the carpet store because the piles are cut into various heights with the ends exposed. They include:

Basic cut-pile: Has short, evenly sheared fibers.

Saxony: This has slightly longer fibers and comes in either a plush or texture (trackless) version. Saxony Plush shows footprints and vacuum marks and is best for low-traffic rooms like the bedroom. Saxony Texture does not offer any markings and is acceptable for all traffic levels.

High Pile: This includes shag, which has long, loose fibers. It's beautiful and comes in an extensive color palette that consists of every color from red to black and multi-tones. This is best for low-traffic rooms, like the bedroom, since it requires extra effort to clean.

Frieze: It has longer fibers so tightly twisted they curl, giving it a "messy" and more casual look. This durable rug is excellent for family and game rooms.
Low pile: These rugs are durable and the easiest to keep clean.
Cut and loop: The various fiber heights create patterns, such as pin dots and geometrics, just as it sounds.

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