Traditional and comfortable textures

Textures, plushes, saxonies and twists. What do they all have in common?

The terms texture, along with cut-pile, plush and even saxony, in carpet are some of the most widely used terms you will hear. The basic steps used to create all of these are pretty much the same. Let’s start with the basic information first.

The manufacturing of carpet – which can be described as sewing strands of yarn into a backing material – creates thousands of yarn loops. When these loops are tufted and left uncut, they are loop carpets. When all of the tufted loops are are cut, the result is a texture, often also called a cut-pile or plush.

You can have variations of traditional textures depending on the length of the yarn, the twist in the yarn and the height. For example, you’re probably familiar with the term “Shag” carpet, and it traditionally represents a taller height of yarn.

Saxonies refer to lower, smoother finishes.

And friezes often mean a twisty, medium height that creates a less formal but perfect foundation for a variety of settings. These other terms you may here are cables, sculptures, and velvets.