Glossary of Terms

Twist

The winding of the yarn around itself. Should be neat and well-defined. A tighter twist provides enhanced durability.

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Saxony (Plush) Carpet
...atures fibers that are straight up and down, giving it a soft, smooth appearance. This type is particularly popular in formal settings due to its luxurious look. Textured Saxony (or Saxony Twist): This variety twists the fibers to create a more textured surface. It's less formal than straight Saxony and better at hiding footprints and vacuum marks, making it suitable for high-traffic ar...
Carpeting
...arpets are well-suited for high-traffic areas. They resist stains and wear but can be less comfortable underfoot compared to softer varieties. Frieze Carpet:With its twisted fibers, frieze carpets provide a textured appearance that helps in hiding footprints and vacuum marks. They offer a balance of comfort and durability, making them suitable for various settings...
Commercial Cut Pile
...Saxony: Known for its elegant appearance, Saxony is suited for formal areas but may show footprints and vacuum marks. Frieze: With its short, durable, twisted fibers, Frieze is excellent for high-traffic areas, offering longevity and easy maintenance. Cable: Comprised of thicker, longer fibers, cable carpets are incredibl...
Commercial Cut Pile (Pattern)
...se of maintenance. Performance and Durability: Traffic Considerations: High-traffic areas require carpets with denser construction and higher twist levels to withstand wear. Stain Resistance: Essential in commercial settings, carpets with inherent or treated stain resistance prolong their lifespan and maintain th...
Commercial Cut Pile (Texture)
...ace. Unlike loop pile carpets, the fibers in cut pile carpets are not looped but are cut straight, giving them a more luxurious and plush feel. The texture in these carpets is achieved by varying the twist of the fibers, which adds to their visual appeal and practical functionality. Key Advantages in Commercial Spaces Durability: Designed for high-...
Saxony (textured)
...5>Saxony carpet, a type of cut pile carpet, is recognized for its dense, level finish. The term "Saxony" often refers to a traditional, smooth, and plush carpet, but the textured variety adds a twist to this classic style. Saxony textured carpets are distinguished by the slight twist in the yarns, which creates a more varied surface. This texture not only adds visual depth but also helps in ...
Cut Pile Carpet
...ootprints and vacuum marks. Textured Saxony: These carpets are designed to minimize footprints and vacuum marks, making them more suitable for active areas. The fibers are twisted and then cut, adding durability. Frieze: Known for its twisted fibers and “shaggy” look, frieze carpet is highly durable and excellent for high-traffic areas. The t...