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Low- vs. High-Pile Carpet: Which Is Best for Your Space?

Flooring Store Near King of Prussia

If you’ve ever gone shopping for a rug or carpet, chances are you’ve heard the term “pile” before. However, you may not know exactly what it means and how it affects the appearance and durability of your rugs and carpet floors. But don’t worry – our flooring store near King of Prussia is here to tell you everything you need to know about pile!

Simply stated, pile refers to the density of the fibers attached to a carpet’s backing, and it ranges from low to high. Rugs and carpets with low pile feature denser, more tightly woven threads while those with high pile are made with looser, longer pieces of fiber.

So how do you know which kind of carpet pile is most appropriate for your purposes? Here are a few tips our flooring store near King of Prussia suggests keeping in mind as you shop:

  • As a result of how they’re made, high-pile carpets (think shag and plush) are typically softer and more cushy than low-pile ones (like flat-weave rugs). On the downside, higher pile tends to offer less durability. With that being said, you’ll probably want to furnish most of your home with low-pile carpet if you have pets or little ones. This is also the best option if someone in your family suffers from allergies, as low pile collects less dust and other allergens. Not to mention low-pile rugs and carpets are easier to clean by virtue of having a flatter surface!
  • Even in homes with kids and furry friends, high-pile carpet can still fit in. Thanks to their full, lengthy fibers, rugs with high pile are especially great at creating a sense of warmth and coziness in a room. Just be sure to place these fluffy rugs in areas that receive little foot traffic in order to keep them clean and preserve their sophisticated appearance!

Whether you’re set on high pile, you’re leaning towards low pile or you’re thinking of incorporating a bit of each into your home’s interior design, you’ll find tons of amazing options at Norman Carpet.

Call or Stop By Today to Find Your Dream Carpet!

If you’re ready to revamp your flooring with beautiful carpet or stylish rugs, the experts at Norman Carpet are here to help you discover options that suit your family and home! To begin your carpet search, visit our flooring store near King of Prussia at either of our two locations – Bryn Mawr or Conshohocken. We’d love to show you our wide selection of high-quality yet wallet-friendly carpet!

More of the shop-at-home type? You’re in luck! You can request an in-home appointment with one of our flooring professionals by calling us at 800-220-RUGS (800-220-7847). And while you’re at it, don’t forget to check out our pointers for taking care of your carpet in the winter. We look forward to helping you make your carpet makeover a success!

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