Density and twist are good indicators of quality. Density means how closely the fibers are tufted together, and the label should include a value number of 3,000 to 5,000. Twist means how many times a fiber is turned per one-inch length. That is signified on the label as "Twist Number" from one to five. (Frieze can go as high as eight.). The higher the number, the better the quality, but not all rugs, such as the Berber, have this rating.
Fibers are the yarn that comprises the rug. They can be natural, like wool, or synthetic, like nylon, polyester, olefin, and triexta. Whether you want natural or synthetic will depend upon how much you value the respective characteristics.
These three words are all related. A straight loop, such as the Berber, is entirely uncut. The shag and frieze are often used interchangeably, but that’s not correct. The shag has long, straight, loose fibers, while frieze fibers are slightly shorter but twisted so tightly they curl. A cut and loop construction creates and embeds patterns, such as geometrics, hexagonal, and chevron. Plush is a texture where the yarns are packed closely together, making it soft and appropriate for formal settings. That’s a lot to take in. Our experts have decades of experience and help clarify your carpet needs, either at our mobile or brick and mortar showroom in Aurora, Colorado. We will also give you a free quote
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