Different Types of Carpeting Options

Carpets come in an extensive range of colors, textures, and styles. They’re soft, warm to the touch, and won’t cost you an arm and a leg to install. A carpeted floor is also more sound-resistant than your typical hardwood flooring. Are you in the market for a new carpet for your home? If so, you’ve come to the right place.

Keep reading to learn more about the different types of carpet, and then contact us at Remnant King Carpet to speak with our experts about your needs.

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Carpet Styles

The two main carpet types, loop pile and cut pile, define how carpet fibers are attached to their backing. Pile refers to the surface layer of the carpet. The type of pile will determine the carpet texture. However, you should note that the carpet material will also have an effect.

Cut pile carpets are the most popular. They’re created when fiber loops are cut, resulting in an upright pile with exposed carpet fiber ends. Types of cut pile carpets include:

  •     Saxony
  •     Plush
  •     Textured pile
  •     Frieze
  •     Cable

Loop pile carpets are left as loops, making them durable and able to stand up to heavy traffic. Loop pile options include:

  •     Level loop design
  •     Multi-level loop design

Different Types of Carpet Materials


Nylon is the most durable carpet fiber available. When treated with stain protection, it’s perfect for heavy traffic areas and homes with pets and children.


Polyester carpets offer a luxurious look and feel. They come in a wide range of colors and styles.


Olefin offers good resistance to stain and moisture but isn’t as durable as nylon and polyester. It works well for loop pile construction carpets with dense cut piles.


While not inherently resistant to stains, wool has natural soil-resistant qualities. It’s well constructed and preferred by many for its natural beauty.

Carpet Quality Indicators

When choosing different types of carpet for your property, keep in mind that there’s no industry standard for judging carpet quality. Typical indicators of quality include:

Pile fiber density

The density of fibers used for the pile gives you an idea of a carpet’s quality. A dense or thick carpet indicates high quality.

Pile fiber weight

The general rule of thumb is that a heavier carpet has more fibers per square foot, which means it is of better quality than a lighter carpet.

Quality material

Wool is the best type of carpet material. It’s natural, soft, durable, and eco-friendly. While it’s typically the most expensive type of carpet, it may not be practical in high-traffic areas that would benefit from more stain resistance.

Get in Touch with Remnant King Carpet Today

Remnant King Carpet is your go-to resource for all your carpeting needs. Whether you need to learn more about the different types of carpet or assistance selecting the next carpet for your home, we’re here for you.

We stock plenty of premium carpet options, and we would be happy to help you find a carpet that meets your needs and preferences. Contact us today to speak with one of our experts.