Types of Carpet & Construction: A Comprehensive Guide

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Carpet Types and Terminology 

Choosing the perfect carpet for your home starts with understanding the different types of carpet construction and terminology. Royal Home Flooring, a leader in the carpet industry, is here to help you explore various carpet types, construction methods, fiber choices, backing options, and texture terminology. With our expert guidance, you can decide and find the ideal carpet for your home.



Carpet Types

Broadloom Carpet from Royal Home Flooring

Royal Home Flooring offers a wide selection of broadloom carpets, typically installed wall-to-wall over carpet cushions. Our broadloom carpets can also be bound into stylish area rugs to match your decor needs ideally.

Carpet Tile from Royal Home Flooring

Royal Home Flooring empowers you with high-quality carpet tiles in pre-sized shapes with integrated backing, ensuring easy installation and maintenance. While carpet tiles are often associated with commercial spaces like schools and businesses, we also offer a range of options suitable for homes. This versatility provides a durable and adaptable flooring solution, giving you the power to create the perfect space.

Carpet Construction

Carpets are meticulously crafted by sewing strands of yarn into a durable backing material, creating thousands of luxurious loops known as "piles." These piles form the foundation of your carpet's texture and appearance. There are three primary types of carpet piles, each offering unique benefits for your home.

Elevate Your Space with Cut Pile Carpets

Experience the luxury of cut pile carpets, renowned for their meticulously trimmed yarn loops and unparalleled popularity. Once synonymous with shag carpeting, today's cut pile carpets present a diverse array of stylish options that seamlessly blend elegance and functionality. Their textured surface is designed to effortlessly hide footprints and vacuum marks, making them an exceptional choice for high-traffic areas. Upgrade your home with the sophisticated and practical charm of modern cut pile carpets.

Enhance Your Home with Durable Loop Pile Carpets

Discover the resilience and style of Loop Pile carpets, crafted with uncut yarn loops that add unique texture and intricate patterns to any room. Renowned for their durability, these carpets maintain their pristine appearance even in high-traffic areas. Choose Loop Pile carpets for a blend of elegance and long-lasting performance, ensuring your floors look stunning for years to come.


Transform Your Space with Cut and Loop Pile Carpets

Experience the perfect blend of style and durability with our Cut and Loop Pile carpets. By combining cut and loop pile yarns, these carpets offer stunning patterns that add visual interest to any room. The looped sections enhance the design and provide increased durability, ensuring your carpet maintains its beauty even in high-traffic areas. Elevate your home's aesthetic and longevity with our exquisite Cut and Loop Pile carpets.


Explore Our Premium Carpet Fiber Types

Nylon: Renowned for its versatility, nylon is the most adaptable carpet fiber, providing outstanding durability and flexibility. Ideal for both cut pile and loop pile styles, many nylon yarn systems are exceptionally soft and can be treated for enhanced stain resistance. 

Polyester (PET): Polyester offers remarkable softness and vibrant color clarity. Naturally resistant to stains and fading, it is a practical and stylish choice for any home.

SmartStrand: The game-changer in carpet technology, SmartStrand offers unmatched stain resistance and durability. SmartStrand stands out by uniquely combining stain resistance and durability in a single fiber type. With technological advancements, SmartStrand has also become a softer fiber, boasting enhanced colors and stylish designs, making it a compelling choice for any home.

Understanding Carpet Texture Terminology

The texture of a carpet is defined by its yarn's length, twist, and height. Each variation creates a unique look and feel. Here are some of the most popular carpet textures you can choose from:

Solids: Elegant Uniform Textures with a Sophisticated Single-Color Effect

Elevate your space with solid carpets, featuring elegant, uniform textures that provide a sophisticated single-color effect. Perfect for creating a seamless and cohesive look in any room.


Tonals: Rich Tone-on-Tone Variations for a Stunning Textured Aesthetic

Enhance your space with tonals, featuring rich tone-on-tone variations that create a captivating textured aesthetic, adding depth and sophistication to any room.


Accents: Vibrant Colors with a Speckled Design to Conceal Stains and Soil

Elevate your space with our accent carpets, showcasing a blend of vibrant colors that harmoniously complement each other. The unique speckled design not only adds visual interest but also effectively hides stains and soil, ensuring your carpet looks pristine for longer.


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