Below is a list of all the types of carpet with a brief description for a better understanding.
Still one of today’s most popular constructions, cut pile achieves its durability through the type of fibre used, density of tufts and the amount of twists in the yarn. Highly twisted yarn will hold its shape longer, making it a smart choice for high traffic areas.
Textured surfaces help hide footprints and vacuum marks. Preferred style for busy households. A great carpet for whole house.
Has a dense luxurious feel. Shows footprints, shading and vacuum marks easily. Best for minimum traffic areas.
Is between a velvet and shag pile. Works well with many interior styles. Ideal for living, dining rooms and bedrooms. Not recommended on staircases or very heavy used areas.
LEVEL LOOP PILE:
Here loops are the same height, creating an informal look. This style generally lasts a long time in heavy traffic areas. Many of today’s Berber styles are level loop pile carpets therefore sub-floor preparation is more critical with this style of carpet.
LOW LEVEL LOOP:
This surface is very durable but can show imperfections in sub –floors not visible with cut or large loop pile carpets therefore sub-floor preparation is more critical with this style of carpet.
CHUNKY LEVEL LOOP:
This surface is very durable but large loops are liable to flatten and therefore do not maintain their appearance as well as lower loops on staircases.
MULTI-LEVEL LOOP PILE:
This style usually has two to three different loop heights to great pattern effects, providing good durability and a more casual look. This surface is very durable but big high low loops are more liable to flatten and therefore do not maintain their appearance as well as lower level loops on staircases.
This carpet style combined cut and looped yarns. It provides a variety of surface textures, including sculptured effects of squares, chevrons and swirls. The multicolour effects hide soil and stains. Maintain their appearance as well on staircases.
Amtico is very similar to a vinyl tile but is known to last a lot longer and have a better end product. There is two ranges to amtico, spacia which is the lower end range and signature which is the high end range. The only real difference between the two is the design patterns and a slight difference on wear of the product. Please call for more information.
Luxury vinyl flooring is a type of resilient flooring that includes both luxury vinyl tile and luxury vinyl planks . Luxury vinyl flooring is a term that loosely describes a vinyl-based flooring material that closely mimics the look of a natural material through realistic images and textures. Generally, expect to pay higher prices for this product. Features of luxury and traditional vinyl tile do overlap and in some cases are indistinguishable. You can also get sheet vinyl which is cheaper and covers a larger area.
At Iles Norbury Ltd we offer laminate and engineered wood flooring. Please call the office for more information on wood flooring.