atlanta cut pile carpeting

At Floor Coverings International Intown Atlanta, we help families find the carpeting of their dreams. We are often asked about the benefits of cut pile carpeting. This warm and soft type of carpeting is great for Atlanta homes because it combines comfort with durability. Here is some more information about why cut pile carpets are so popular.

The Carpet Families

Carpeting is one of the oldest known floor coverings, dating back to the year two thousand BC. The carpets of this time period were woven by hand. This type of carpeting is still around today but is much less common in American homes than tufted carpeting, which was invented at the advent of the twentieth century. Tufted carpets are made by threading yarn back and forth through a soft and supple backing material, resulting in rows of loops. When these loops are left intact, you have loop pile carpeting. When each loop is severed into two strands, you get cut pile carpeting. For more information about the differences between loop and cut pile carpeting, check out our Loop Pile vs. Cut Pile Carpeting article.

Benefits of Cut-Pile Carpeting

There is a reason that cut-pile carpeting is so popular with Atlanta homeowners. Here are a few of its amazing benefits:

  • Warm and soft: nothing beats the feeling of cut pile carpeting under your feet on a cold day. Comfort is the most common reason that our customers choose cut pile over loop pile and woven carpets.
  • Durable: with synthetic carpeting—such as nylon, olefin, and polyester—you need not worry about the strength of your carpet. Cut pile carpeting is hardy and built to last for years.
  • Insulating: in addition to the direct warmth to your feet, cut pile carpeting helps insulate your home, leading to lower heating and cooling bills.


atlanta cut pile carpet flooringYou can find cut pile carpeting in a variety of colors and styles. Here are a few of the most common varieties of cut pile carpeting and their benefits:

  • Plush: this style of cut pile is perfect for formal spaces. It is sometimes called velvet due to its smooth and elegant texture.
  • Twist: when each carpet strand is twisted, you end up with twist cut pile carpet. This is a great option for families because the twisting process adds strength and hides vacuum tracks.
  • Frieze: this carpet style is highly twisted and long, resulting in a shaggy, informal appearance.

Learn From the Experts

We are proud to provide the Atlanta community with expert advice, quality products, and professional flooring installation services. Call Floor Coverings International Intown Atlanta today to schedule your free, in-home consultation.

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