Color may make the first impression, but it is a carpet’s pile that leads consumers to make decisions about appropriateness and durability. A carpet’s pile is the yarn on its top surface. Piles that feature loop construction have a continuous uncut surface that is resistant to crushing and mat-ting. Cut pile is composed of cut loops that leave the ends of the yarn a rich, luxurious surface styled for elegant and formal rooms with little traffi c. Another cut pile, saxony, lends itself to rooms with a lesser degree of formality, while textured saxony is designed for informal rooms. Frieze is a good choice for any high traffic area. Carpets which combine cut and loop piles are styled for all but the most formal settings.

Are you interested in learning more about carpet pile options? Do you have any other questions about the technical aspects of carpet? If so, please talk to our friendly staff members at LIBERTY CARPET. We can answer all your questions and help you choose the right pile options for you. And remember that we have our own professional installation teams who will make sure that your carpet goes in quickly and smoothly. 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. In the same lo-cation for more than 27 years.

HINT: The more dense a carpet’s pile, the more durable the carpet.