First … you might not know that all tufted carpet begins with a loop pile. If cut pile or cut-and-loop pile is desired, loops are cut during manufacturing.
- In loop styles, loops are left uncut.
- In cut pile styles, all loops are cut.
- In cut-and-loop styles, some loops are cut. Pattern and texture are provided by the contrast between the uncut and cut loops—sometimes uncut loops are dominant; sometimes cut loops are.
- In twist styles, loops are cut and yarns are tightly twisted.
Now… on to the advantages of loop and twist carpet styles. (Again, we’re talking about tufted, not woven, carpet.)