Cut pile carpet is a form of carpet pile that involves a strategic cut of the loops that are created during the weaving process. The loops are cut to the same height and allowed to tuft slightly. This approach gives the pile the appearance of softness and can be employed with various levels of thickness in the pile. As a result, the carpet often appears to be very dense and provides a cushion for the foot.
While cut pile carpet can be constructed using natural fibers, many carpets today are made with a blend of man-made fibers. It is not usual to find this type composed of a combination of polyester, olefin, and polyester fiber. Often, it is the ability of these blends to hold up well under a lot of traffic that make them ideal for carpeting both homes and offices.
There are essentially three different designs for a cut pile carpet, and each of them varies slightly in the twist to the individual yarns, along with the choice of fibers used for the finished piece. With proper care, all of them can to last for years before they begin to show their age.