Here are some basic terms, such as pile, density, fiber, padding, etc.1.
Piles can be either high or low. The high pile is plush and fluffy, such as a Frieze or Shag; both are good for the bedroom where comfort and warmth is a priority or just plain style. Low piles, like loop and cut-and-loop constructions, are sturdier so they can be better for high-traffic areas, as well as stairs, home offices and anywhere there will be mobility devices.2.
Density is what determines quality, not thickness. It simply means how closely fibers are woven together.3.
Fibers come in all-natural, such as wool. There are also synthetics such as nylon, polyester, and olefin. Please keep that there are also silks and blends, as well as a relative newcomer to the market, Triexta.4.
Padding is important. It sets a foundation and keeps the carpet free of wrinkles and rolls. Just as carpet protects the floor, so does padding protect the carpet
There’s a big myth that they don’t last long, but it’s like anything else: Take care of it and you’ll have it for a long time.