There are many different styles of carpet to choose from. Each style of carpet has different characteristics which leads to some great design options. Some styles of carpet offer a warm and cozy feel, while others create a very clean, sophisticated appearance. Whichever style you choose, know that Contempo carries products of the highest quality and construction.
Berber carpet is made from a range of materials. Nylon, olefin, and wool are the most common materials. Berber carpet is highly durable and often found in offices, schools, and other high traffic areas. It is stain resistant and more affordable than thicker plush carpet.
With frieze carpet styles, the yarns are twisted tightly and the tufts become more distinct and bend in random directions. Instead of standing uniform like a plush carpet, each yarn becomes an individual strand. Rich colors look especially great in the highlights and shadows on the frieze carpet surface. Highly resilient, frieze carpet is trackless, easy to clean, and crush resistant.
Twist carpet is fun, feels good, and helps strengthen the carpet fibers. More twists mean a tighter construction which leads to a stronger carpet. Most yarns are heat-set for improved resilience. A high level, or “tight” twist enhances the durability of the carpet by providing improved resistance to crushing and matting. A tighter carpet twist level is better.
Textured carpet is available in patterned and solid styles. Mills have taken this technology and created thousands of beautiful carpet patterns. Textured carpet styles can help reduce the appearance of footprints and vacuum cleaner marks. They have a multi-colored look that can help hide dirt and debris. Great for high traffic areas.
Cable styled carpet is made up of thicker, typically longer yarns. This style is comfortable underfoot and very beautiful in a bedroom or living room. Cable styled carpet is better suited for rooms without a lot of activity. It can matte and crush with heavy foot traffic so it is not recommended for stairs, hallways or any other busy areas in your home.
Shag carpet has been popular for years. It comes in fun textures, colors, and designs. The thickness of shag carpet fabrics have become increasingly larger, creating modern and dramatic designs. Give the main living area a designer’s edge with a luxurious shag carpet or enhance a family room with a bright and fun colored conversation starter.
Plush carpet has a luxurious and velvety feel. It is the most classic carpet style and is unsurpassed for beauty and elegance. Stain resistance and wearability make this carpet a great choice for your home. Plush carpet is a cut pile that is slightly twisted. Plush carpet is ideal for formal areas because of the luxurious appearance.
Saxony carpet is a loop pile cut. This means the carpet is woven in loops, then the loops are sheared off, creating a tufted carpet with a very even surface. The primary disadvantage of Saxony is that it tends to show marks such as footprints. The softness of Saxony carpet makes it a popular choice for homes, and the elegant look of the carpet can lend a luxurious feel to a room.