PILE PROS AND CONS
Twist carpets have a timeless look and work well for families with pets, as claws are less likely to get caught in the carpet. The yarn is twisted which causes the pile to lie in different directions, giving a more textured appearance.
Hard-wearing, loop carpets don’t show footprints as easily as other styles. The carpet pile actually forms a loop – it comes from the backing to its full height, forms a loop and returns to the backing.
Plush carpets are soft underfoot, so best in bedrooms or low-traffic areas. The plush effect is achieved by cutting the loops and then shearing the tips. “Pile reverse shading” is where the colour can differ when it’s walked on or vacuumed.
Contemporary textured carpets are made up of loops and/or cut fibres of varying heights to form the textured style. They include flat weave, level cut loop, cut and loop, and high low loop.
Provincial Lane Creekwood in Candlewick, from $71/m2 (supply only), from Carpet Court.
Temuka Aspiring in Levin, from $55.90/m2 (supply only), from Choices Flooring.
Glen Eden in Cottonseed, $45.90/m2 (installed) from DecoRug.
Redbook Green Scenic Rise in Silver Frost, from $75/m2 (supply only), from Carpet Court.
Sisal in Oriental Rush, $65/m2 (supply only), from The Natural Floorcovering Centres.
Cavalier Bremworth Legato in Silver Birch, from $70.50/m2 (supply only), from Choices Flooring.