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Plush

Luxuriously smooth-textured carpet surface in which individual tufts are only minimally visible and the overall visual effect is that of a single level of yarn ends. This finish is normally achieved only on cut-pile carpet produced from non-heat-set singles spun yarns by brushing and shearing. Sometimes called "velvet-plush."

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Saxony (plush)
...This cut pile carpet is made from straight, untwisted yarn. The cut ends blend together to form a smooth, level surface. This luxurious carpet is suited for formal settings, because it shows all footprints and vacuum marks...
Carpeting
...lly lasts for 15-18 years before it needs to be replaced. The quality of a carpet is usually measured in face weight, or how many fibers there are per square inch. The higher the face weight the more plush a carpet will feel. Carpets come in a variety of materials including wool, nylon, olefin and polyester. There are different types of carpet like twists, which is commonly referre...