What carpet is right for me?
At Coastwide Flooring, we have a large range of carpets to suit any floor, any budget.
Four Styles Of Carpet
Broken down, there are four styles of carpet. The difference lies in the feel of the carpet, the look, the wear, and the quality – though this also varies within a category.
Loop Pile carpet comes in Berbers, Sissle and Semi Commercial/Commercial carpets.
It is a tough wearing carpet that can look stylish, especially in Berber and Sissle. The cheaper versions of loop pile made from polyproylene are ideal for investment properties.
However, if you have a cat that loves to claw the carpet, loop pile carpet may not be a match for you.
Cut pile is a straight up Pile which gives a semi-plush feel.
This carpet is great for all areas and can be very well priced to suit a tight budget, but still looks and feels great, and comes in a wide range of colours.
Twist Pile is a straight Pile with a twist which acts as a spring, which brings the carpet back up when it is crushed by walking on it.
Twist pile is my personal favourite. It is hard wearing, looks great, joins nicely and doesn’t track with footprints while walking on it.
Plush Pile is the most elegant of all, with a soft luxurious feel and look.
Beautiful and soft with a suede appearance. The pile is, however, very plush, and will track with footprints and while vacuuming. Some people love the look, and others don’t – you can decide for yourself.
Most of these carpets come in either Wool, Nylon or Polypropylene, and just like a wool or nylon jumper the difference will be in the appearance and natural products will usually be more expensive. From a stain and wear perspective, wool has its own natural oil to guard against stains – however, many of the nylon and poly carpets have stain resistance built into the fibre. This can supersede scotch guarding and makes it easier to unlock a stain.