Look for the TPI, or turns per inch, number when comparing carpet samples. This twist number helps you judge the durability of a product. The higher the twist number, the longer you can expect the carpeting to last. Thefibers are twisted around each other 5 times if the TPI is 5. Generally, fibers have a TPI from 3.5 to 6.0. You'll only find a TPI on cut-pile samples.
The carpet pile is defined by the thickness and length of the fibers. Loop pile is made up of fibers that are bent in a loop and attached to their backing. Berber, also called level loop, has short, even loops. Multi-level loop fibers produce patterned textures. A cut pile is created by cutting the tips of the fiber loops. Saxony is the most popular type of cut pile. Plush cut pile, like Saxony, has an even finish and straight fibers, but its fibers are shorter. Frieze has long, curling fibers that give it a dense texture. Lastly, textured carpets have fibers that are cut at a different angle at the tips.
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