The Top 7 Types of Carpeting (and How to Choose Which Is Right for You)

You’ve tried cleaning it yourself and hiring a cleaning company. But, your carpet still looks gross! You can’t stand looking at that hideous flooring any longer!

Recent surveys show that around 67% of Americans own their own home. Those homeowners who have carpeting will need to replace their carpet when it gets old and worn.

But, how do you know what kind of carpet to replace your old flooring with? What kind of carpet will work best in your home?

Don’t worry, we put together a guide to the 7 most common types of carpeting on the market. Keep reading to learn everything you need to know before buying your next roll of brand new carpet!

Top 7 Types of Carpeting

If you visit the home improvement store, you’ll see a wall of carpet options and colors. If you don’t do your research first, you’ll end up wasting a ton of time at the carpet counter. Here are the 7 most common carpet styles you’ll see.

1. Plush

This kind of carpet is the definition of luxury. A plush carpet has a soft, smooth surface that looks extra elegant!

2. Textured Cut

If you’re looking for something unique looking, take a look at a textured cut carpet. The fibers vary in length and create an uneven or patterned surface on the carpet.

3. Level Loop/ Berber

For a high traffic area, the level loop (or Berber) carpet style is your ticket! The small identical loops all stand upright giving the carpet a rippled look but an almost even surface.

4. Multi-Level Loops

Another kind of textured carpeting is the multi-level loop carpet. Instead of uneven cut fibers, there are loops of varying lengths that give the carpet a patterned appearance.

5. Saxony

Saxony carpet has a smooth finish like plush carpet. But, the fibers are longer than plush carpet. Note that the longer fibers mean that any footprints and furniture can create lingering imprints.

6. Cable

Like your favorite cable knit sweater, cable carpet has long, thick fibers that feel soft and squishy underfoot.

7. Frieze

Many people call Frieze carpet a different name, shag carpet. This kind of carpet is very long and looks kind of like fur. Keep in mind that these carpets don’t do well in high traffic areas and you might need professional carpet cleaning services to get out any dirt or stains.

Sometimes You Need a Manual for Life’s Little Problems

No matter how well you plan, life has a way of throwing curveballs when you least need them. Your carpet may not be that old. But, a big tear or stain could force you to buy new carpeting in a hurry!

Each of these types of carpeting has benefits and caveats. So, consider which type of carpet fits your needs and personal style the best.

We hope you enjoyed reading this article and that you learned a few things about replacing your carpet. If you have any questions about this article or if you’re looking for more great articles about home DIY projects, construction, and more, check out the rest of our blog today!