Revealed - What are the Different Types of Commercial Carpet?

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Commercial carpets sound like an easy subject to get to grips with. What many people do not know is there are many different types of carpet. Commercial flooring in Glasgow has many different types just based on the way they are constructed. They all have different advantages and disadvantages. This is why you need to know about the main types before you buy.

In this article, we are going to show you some of the different types of commercial carpet on offer.

Cut Pile

Cut pile carpet has loops cut into the carpet’s weaving. These loops are uniform and stand out slightly from the rest of the fabric. They are designed to offer a more cushioned feel whenever someone steps on them. This is why flooring contractors in Glasgow often find these being chosen for low traffic areas, where businesses want visitors to feel as relaxed as possible.

Level Loop

Level loop carpets have loops of the same height placed throughout the carpet weave. They are uncut to give a smooth surface. These strong loops make this one of the most durable carpets, and therefore ideal for high traffic areas.

Another advantage is the tightness of the loops. They stop dirt from getting into the surface of the carpet, which makes it easier to clean with conventional vacuum cleaners. Level loop carpets help businesses reduce cleaning costs.

Cut and Loop

The cut and loop carpet is a combination of the previous two carpets. Cut and loop offers a medium level of durability, but offers far more in terms of decorative options. The cut and loop style allows for decorative designs and multiple colours, which you simply cannot get with other types of carpet.

They are often chosen for formal areas because the use of different carpet fibre heights makes it easy to hide dirt. You will not have to clean this carpet often because it will stay looking fresh for many months.

Broadloom Carpet

A broadloom carpet is created using a large loom. Most commonly, you will see it used as wall-to-wall carpeting. It tends to be nailed or tacked onto the floor to stop any movement. The lack of a seam means dirt finds it difficult to penetrate the surface. This helps to keep the carpet looking clean.

The problem with a broadloom carpet is you cannot clean it through conventional methods. Its size means you need to pay a professional to clean it.

Carpet Tiles

Carpet tiles are small squares of carpet. They are about one square foot, but they can be made larger. They are fitted together like building blocks to form a full carpet and are a great alternative to bigger carpets because it is possible to simply remove a worn tile and put another one in. You do not have to replace the whole floor.

These are an ideal long-term cost cutting option. Furthermore, there are no limits on the styles and designs you can make using them.

Overall, there is no ‘best’ option. It all depends on your business venue, the amount of time you want to dedicate to maintenance, and how much you want to spend. Evaluate your needs before buying.

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Glasgow Flooring Services is a seller of commercial flooring in Glasgow. They have made a name for themselves by selling all sorts of commercial carpets to individuals and businesses alike.


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