First … you might not know that all tufted carpet begins with a loop pile. If cut pile or cut-and-loop pile is desired, loops are cut during manufacturing.
- In loop styles, loops are left uncut.
- In cut pile styles, all loops are cut.
- In cut-and-loop styles, some loops are cut. Pattern and texture are provided by the contrast between the uncut and cut loops—sometimes uncut loops are dominant; sometimes cut loops are.
- In twist styles, loops are cut and yarns are tightly twisted.
Now… on to the advantages of loop and twist carpet styles. (Again, we’re talking about tufted, not woven, carpet.)
Check out loop and twist styles here on this Pinterest Boards!