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Carpet styles include high-tech pet-friendly brands

Carpet flooring creates a cozy and inviting ambiance. This child-friendly floor covering is especially suitable for bedrooms and family rooms. Area rugs, too, promote a homey look as well as offer a design element that provides visual appeal. Huron Carpet & Floor covering is a carpet store in Wixom, Michigan, that offers a large assortment of carpet flooring and custom area rugs as well as installation services. We can satisfy all of your flooring needs.


'Pile' is a term that describes the length of fiber strands as well as the density of those strands. Further, carpeting is made by attaching loops of fiber to a backing, and those loops can be cut at the tips to create a cut pile. All carpet flooring falls into one of three style categories: cut pile, loop pile, or cut and loop pile.

Cut pile

After the fiber strands are cut, they are twisted, or turned, for added durability. Look for the turns per inch number when comparing cut pile brands. Typically, TPI varies from 3.5 to 6.0. In other words, strands that are twisted 5 times in a one-inch length are labeled ‘5.0 TPI.’ Saxony, the most popular cut pile style, has straight and even fibers.

Loop pile

Loop pile, also commonly called Berber, can have level loops or multi-level loops. A popular Berber style features light-colored level loops that are highlighted by flecks of a darker color. Carpeting with multi-level loops usually has two or three different loop heights that create a pattern effect. The most durable type of carpet has a short loop pile.


Nylon has been known as the most durable carpet fiber for decades. Triexta, introduced to the marketplace in 2009, is also a very durable fiber. The toughest carpeting is made for very active households and for households that include pets. Mohawk’s SmartStrand brand features All Pet Protection and Warranty, while Shaw carpet features R2X Stain and Soil Resistance treatment.

Area rugs

Area rugs can be used as accent pieces or as functional items that protect flooring. There are many styles, colors, and materials from which to choose regardless of a homeowner's needs. Natural fibers include wool, silk, cotton, jute, sisal, bamboo, and jute. Wool rugs are traditionally handwoven and heirloom quality. Budget-friendly synthetic rugs are ideal for everyday use.

Huron Carpet & Floor covering is a family-owned and operated flooring retailer that has been serving Wixom, MI, Walled Lake, MI, Novi, MI, Milford, MI, Ann Arbor, MI, Northville, MI, && South Lyon, MI for over 30 years. Stop by our showroom in Wixom to schedule a free estimate, meet our in-house designer, or browse through our large selection of area rugs and carpet flooring.