Carpet 101


What is Carpet

At its core, carpet is a soft flooring made from densely packed rows of twisted yarn.

Let’s Talk Carpet Fibers

Carpet yarn can be made from several different kinds of fibers. While most carpets nowadays are made from synthetic fibers, some are still made from natural fibers, like wool. Below are the five most common types of carpet fibers.

Featured Brands

Getting the most out of your floors is important. That’s why it’s crucial to turn to brands you know you can trust to meet (and exceed) your needs. When selecting your new carpets, keep your lifestyle in mind. For busy households, consider a SmartStrand Forever Clean carpet made to repel dirt, spills, stains, and dander before they reach the carpet fibers, and maintain that like-new appearance longer than nylon carpets.

Bob’s is proud to be very selective in all our providers, offering only the highest-quality options from the world’s most respected distributors.

Different Styles of Carpet

The Three Main Categories

Loop Pile

The Loop pile carpet is low-profile, revealing no exposed yarn tips. This style allows for better wear in busy spaces, making loop pile carpet the ideal choice for commercial use as well as high-traffic areas in the home.

Cut Pile

Cut pile carpets are soft and cushiony, making them perfect for spaces like bedrooms and nurseries in the home. They feature fibers that are cut, rather than looped, at a specific length.

Loop-Cut-Loop (LCL)

LCL (or cut-and-loop) carpet uses cut and uncut yarn to create more depth in appearance. The combination of the two types of yarn also helps to disguise both wear and dirt, making LCL carpet another great choice for heavy-use spaces.

Why Choose Carpet?

When it comes to flooring your home, there is an overwhelming amount of options to choose from. There’s carpet, hardwood, tile, vinyl, and laminate (just to name a few). So, how can you know which surface is right for you?

Ultimately, choosing carpet means making an investment in the kind of lifestyle you want – without breaking the bank. It allows you to merge affordability with style and comfort with eco-friendliness for a best-of-both-world lifestyle that’s hard to beat.

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