A carpet’s “pile” deter-mines the carpet’s texture and can be loop, cut, or a combination of both. One common variation is level-loop pile (such as Berber) made of tightly knit loops of fiber of equal height and known for its durability and long wear. Multi-level loop pile, common in today’s casual, textured carpets, combines two or three heights to create a pattern. Cut-pile carpets feature trimmed fiber loops, which leaves individual yarn tufts for an even surface. Velvet pile, also known as plushy, is an extremely dense and luxurious cut-pile carpeting known for its rich, elegant look. Saxony is a less dense cut-pile in which the fibers are twisted to give the surface a grainy texture for an informal look.

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HINT: Shorter pile often wears better than longer pile, which is more luxurious.