Carpet Types

Carpet Types

Choosing Carpet Types in Auckland

Before cleaning your carpet, it is essential to know which carpet types you have and what materials. Indeed, carpet is still widely in bedrooms, home offices, kid’s play areas, stairs and basements. Also, carpet is a great floor covering bedrooms, home offices, and kids’ play areas.

Although the carpet can make a world of difference in your home, you have to choose a quality carpet that fits in perfectly with the surroundings around your home. Also, it needs to come with a healthy body and an enormous pile and colour. Thus, you must know how well you can maintain a good carpet.

The following information will help you select the best carpet type to suit your needs and create the look you are after.

An Overview of Carpet Types

Cut Pile Carpet

Cut pile carpet types from cutting the yarn loops, which produces an upright pile with a more luxurious, formal look than a loop pile. There are various types of cut pile carpets shown below:

  • Frieze – A luxurious feel and a stylish, less formal, almost shaggy appearance.
  • Saxony –  A smooth and luxurious looking finish. Indeed, it is similar to the plush pile but with a higher pile height and a little more twist in the yarn.
  • Velvet/Plush – A soft velvet appearance and even upright finish that makes for a formal look.

Cut and Loop Pile Carpets

These carpet types contain cut and loop fibres. Indeed, loops of yarn create a stylish finish with a soft, smooth feel.

Berber Carpet

Berber carpets are a well-known level loop pile carpet. Thicker than usual loops of yarn.

Level Loop Pile

A distinct texture loop finishes from a simple loop. It does not show footprints.

Multi-Level Loop Pile

The pile is in a random or sequence design to create textures or patterns.

Sisal Carpets

It comes in a variety of patterns and textures.

Tufted Carpets

These carpets may consist of a cut pile, loop pile, or a combination of both—the yarns in dye or print with style. Furthermore, tufted rugs can be quite economical and are commonly at the lower end of the market.


These carpets are on a loom nearly the same as woven cloth. There are numerous different yarns used, and they generally contain very detailed patterns.

Thus, make sure you observe when getting carpet added to your home. A high carpeted surface can make a world of difference and has benefits if chosen right. Also, it would help if you looked around to see what’s available and how well it can fit into your home when appropriately used enough.


Experienced, researched and written by  GRAEME STEPHENS. An IICRC Master Restoration Technician in 2001. With over 34 years of disinfecting and carpet cleaning Auckland services experience.

Published: 10/02/2016 Updated: 27/05/2021

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