Carpet in St. Croix Falls, WI from Cascade Flooring

Carpet textures: What to know

There are countless carpet textures, and they usually go hand-in-hand with style and construction. So, we put this little guide together. The more you know, the better you can choose the right one for you.

Carpet anatomy 101

They all start as a looped construction.

Both Berbers and level loops are durable; level loops have a tight overall texture, making them less soft. They either remain looped or are cut into piles of various heights. 

Cut-piles: different types

You will see all types of cut-piles in our carpet store in St. Croix Falls, WI. A primary cut pile has short, evenly cut fibers. This rug is suitable for all traffic levels.

Saxony has slightly longer fibers with a luxurious and plush texture. It's best for in low traffic areas. However, Saxony Texture (or Trackless) is great for any traffic level.

High and low pile rugs

Frieze is a high pile carpet with fibers twisted so tightly they curl. It's durable and great for family rooms.  

The shag, however, with long, loose fibers, requires some TLC to keep clean. Best to keep that in low traffic spaces, like the bedroom.

Low pile rugs are soft, elegant, easy to clean, and durable. They are great for heavily trafficked floors.

Cut and loop: just as it sounds

Different fiber heights create patterns, such as pin-dot and geometrics. The carpet flooring also creates textures, such as sculpted marble looks. As a result, they're suitable for any foot-level traffic.

Visit our carpet store in St. Croix Falls, WI

Cascade Flooring opened its doors in 1979. Our knowledgeable staff will help you choose the best carpet to fit your lifestyle and budget and give you a free quote.

We’re located in St. Croix Falls, WI. Visit us today, especially if you live or work in St. Croix Falls, Balsam Lake, Taylors Falls, Osceola, or Amery, WI.