The two main types of carpet construction are defined by the way the carpet fibers are attached to their backing:
Loop pile means the fibers are bent into little loops. It’s a very durable, stain-resistant carpeting, but has a low profile and limited cushioning.
Cut pile carpets cut the yarn tips so there aren’t any loops. Cut pile carpets tend to be denser and softer than loop pile.
Cut pile carpet... Most traditional and formal for homes. Plush is smooth and level in height. It is also comfortable and cozy perfect for bedrooms.
Cut pile carpet... A fun and soft choice for informal/casual rooms. Obscures footprints and vacuum marks well. Known for its resilience, due to a high twist rate, outperforming standard carpets.
Loop pile carpet... Its construction makes berber highly durable. Popular for areas with significantly heavy use such as offices and high-traffic areas in homes, such as family rooms, hallways, and staircases.