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At Floor Coverings International Shallotte, we are proud to be your trusted local source for quality carpeting. Many of our customers living in the greater Shallotte, Ocean Isle Beach, Southport & St. James area choose cut pile carpeting for their homes. Here is some more information about this comfortable carpet option and why it’s so popular with Southport families.

Cut Pile vs. Loop Pile

The world of carpeting is full of confusing, technical jargon. To choose the right type of carpeting for your home, it helps to develop an understanding of the carpeting manufacturing process. Most wall-to-wall carpeting is tufted. This means that it is created by threading yarn back and forth through a durable backing material. You end up with rows of loops, which are severed into individual strands to form cut pile carpeting. When the loops are left as is, you have loop pile.

Comfort vs. Durability

The choice between cut pile and loop pile comes down to comfort versus durability. Loop pile is known for its strength and longevity. It’s a great option for high foot traffic areas in your home and office settings. Cut pile carpeting is much more common in Southport homes because it is warm and soft underfoot. For most homeowners, cut pile is the best option.

More Benefits of Cut Pile

Here are some additional advantages of cut pile carpeting:

  • Cut pile carpet is extremely versatile. It can be found in a number of styles with different attributes. A tousled frieze might work well in a casual family room. For an elegant bedroom, many of our customers choose plush. Cut pile carpeting also comes in every color imaginable, as well as in synthetic and natural wool varieties.
  • Homes with cut pile carpets have lower heating and cooling bills. This is true because of the insulating qualities of cut pile carpeting.
  • It looks and feels fantastic. Cut pile can be used to complement existing décor or add unique flair to a space.

For More Information

At Floor Coverings International Shallotte, we carry thousands of flooring options, including cut pile carpeting. Call today for a free, in-home consultation.

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