If you look at carpeting closely, you’ll see that the fibers can either be cut or looped or both. The majority of carpeting sold today features cut pile, which has exposed yarn tips that have the most luxurious feel and look. Cut-pile carpets include popular Saxony and velvets, which have level surfaces. The cut-pile family also includes frieze, which is a rugged, nubby style. Some pile-cut carpet also features twisted yarn, which enhances durability. Loop-pile carpets have less of a soft feel but more durability because the yarn wears on both sides, not the ends, which helps loop piles to maintain their twist longer. Finally, cut-and-loop-pile (“sculptured”) carpets combine both styles and of-fer bold patterns and colors. Do you have any questions about the differences between cut-pile and loop-pile carpets? At LIBERTY CARPET, our expert staff members can help you under-stand all the technical aspects of carpet construction, from pile to fiber to density. We offer a wide variety of carpet options and national brands, including Beaulieu®. And be sure to remember that we have our own professional installation teams who will make sure that your carpet goes in quickly and smooth-ly. Drop by our showroom at 628 Main Street, Hallstead, to see our selection or talk to one of our experts. Or you can call 570-879-4567 to learn more. We’re open Mon.-Fri. 9-5:30, Sat., 9-4, or by appointment.

HINT: Frieze carpeting, which is extremely durable, is a good choice for high traffic areas