Understanding Your Carpet

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Oxi Fresh puts an obvious stress on carpet cleaning – it’s kind of our thing, after all. We’re good at getting rid of stains, odors, high traffic areas, and general dirt and oils. We make old, gross carpets look and feel fresh. We’re one of the best companies in a field that is extremely important to the overall quality of your carpets and, therefore, your home. Our cleanings not only remove things like mold, mildew, and dust – making your home healthier – but it also helps increase the lifespan of your carpets by years, saving you money down the road. All of this goes to say that carpet is an important part of you home and Oxi Fresh is the best when it comes to maintaining it.

Yet, despite the importance of maintaining carpet, few people know what kind of carpet they actually have. So, we’re here to help you understand the difference between various kinds of carpet. Let’s start, though, by defining carpet pile. Basically, when we talk about a carpet pile, we’re talking about the actual fibers of the carpet and their construction – how they’re looped/woven together and so on. So without further ado, here are the major pile types that carpet cleaning companies find in most homes:

Textured Saxony: This carpet pile is made of of two or more fibers twisted into one yarn-like fiber. It has a soft texture and is used in many rooms – usually informal ones.

Saxony Plush: With this carpet pile, the fibers are not actually twisted or woven, they stick up out of the backing. It has a very soft, velvet-like surface and is most often used in formal living areas.

Frieze: This pile is made up of highly twisted, yarn like fibers that curl at the surface. It’s pretty informal in use and often is found in high traffic areas due to its ability to hide footprints.

Loop Pile: Rather than individual fibers, like the various cut pile carpet types above, loop pile carpets are made up of fibers that loop back into the backing. These are very durable and are are often seen in high traffic areas.

Berber Pile: Berber piles are generally made up of a thicker yarn with a very tight loops. Berbers are very durable, but can retain more dirt. Usually used in rooms and areas that receive a lot of traffic.

Combination: These pile types will combine various aspects of different piles to get new plush levels and new patterns.

What kind of pile do you have in your home?

Of course, each of these carpet types have variables – various heights, thicknesses, etc. – but all of them can be made to look clean and soft thanks to Oxi Fresh’s green carpet cleaning. So, when ever you need your carpets cleaned, just give us a call and we’ll come, whether it’s berber or saxony