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For the best carpet in Calgary, Smart Choice Flooring is the place for you. From storing a stunning selection of carpets to providing high-quality installation services, we have everything you need in a team of flooring experts. .
We understand that customers have different requirements and desires when it comes to transforming their home with carpet. With this knowledge, we have worked hard to collect and store a stunning collection of carpets to suit everyone’s needs.
Our team of experts will even help with the installation of your carpets, by following strict guidelines provided by the manufacturers. By following this, we are guaranteeing that your carpets are installed correctly.
When it comes to carpets in Calgary, make the smart choice with us.
CARPET STYLES AND TEXTURES
A carpet will often attract a description such as ‘velour’ or ‘loop pile’. Most descriptions are fairly obvious in meaning whilst others such as ‘Saxony’ are not. Below are some of the more common styles with a brief explanation.
Level Loop Pile
In this type of carpet all tufts are produced in loops and left uncut. All loops are the same height hence the term “level loop”.
A “sculptured” effect can be created in a loop pile carpet by using varying pile heights.
Cut and Loop
As the name implies, it is possible to produce carpet containing both cut and uncut tufts.
Velvet or Velour
Relatively short pile, which is often fairly dense. The tufts have a limited degree of “twist” incorporated during the spinning process. This allows the tufts to “burst” open and create the “velvety” appearance.
The yarns used will have a higher degree of twist than the velvet. As a result the tufts retain a more individual appearance.
The yarns used will be produced by folding two or more individual yarns together. If each component yarn has a different degree of twist, the resultant yarn will not stand upright but will take on an irregular or random appearance.
The tufts will be fairly tightly twisted and “heatset” to retain that configuration. The tuft length will be around 8-12mm (above the backing). The heat setting allows the tufts to remain well defined since the amount of “burst” will be restricted.
Similar to a “Saxony” but without the same degree of heat setting. The tufts will burst open at the tip creating a longer version of the “velvet” or “velour”.
Tufts can vary from around 25-50mm in length. The extra long pile will considerably increase the cost of the carpet unless compensated by spacing them out into a low-density construction. Most “shag” pile carpets are unsuitable for heavy traffic areas.
Longer pile carpets will tend to flatten quickly and show shading, so should generally be avoided in heavy use areas such as stairs. Loop pile carpets are more prone to snagging and damage by smaller, sharper objects such as pets’ claws, high-heeled shoes or, perhaps,children’s toys.
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