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Cut Pile

Carpeting

Definition of Cut Pile

Cut pile is a soft and plush carpet style created by shearing fiber loops to expose their ends. It’s the most popular carpet style used in homes today because it's soft and provides ample underfoot cushioning. 

Cut pile carpets work well for whole house applications because they come in a wide variety of colors and patterns and do a good job at hiding dirt and wear patterns. 

They have a heavy twist with distinctive individual fibers that ensure they resist matting and crushing.

Cut pile carpets are made from nylon, wool, olefin, or polyester and are available in various styles:

  • Frieze
  • Saxony
  • Plush
  • Shag

The pile height of cut pile carpets determines how plush and luxurious the carpeting feels underfoot. Higher pile carpets are perfect for residential settings while lower ones are suitable for high-traffic areas.

Cut pile carpeting offers versatility, durability, stain resistance, and adds warmth and comfort to any space. It also allows for easy maintenance through regular vacuuming and spot cleaning.

Example of Cut Pile in a Sentence

“We had a cut pile carpet installed in our lobby because it’s easy to maintain and can handle the heavy foot traffic.”

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