Posted on 03 Mar, 2017
Though numerous carpet options are available, there are basically only two styles of carpet -- loop pile and cut pile.
In the loop-style pile each of the ends is connected into the backing so there's a continuous loop. If you actually ran a pin underneath, you would feel the loop.
In the cut-style pile, the loops are actually cut so that there are individual ends sticking up through the backing. If you ran the same pin through there the pin would lift right up. It is like a sheer cut pile.
Cut pile carpet can go throughout the house. It is comfortable underfoot and makes for a very attractive floor. Loop pile styles are used in heavy traffic areas. Areas where children are or where there is a lot of activity. It will perform and last for a long time.
When it comes to easy-to-clean carpet, olefin is a product that is naturally stain resistant. It will take most household food stains and you will be able to clean it. Polyester is naturally stain resistant because it doesn't accept those kinds of dyes either. It is a critical product in applications where staining will be an issue. Nylon is treated for stain resistance -- there is an over treatment that you put in that will allow you to take stains out. Wool takes more care and cleaning to get stains out.
The best selection should be what works best for your home and your family.