Carpet continues to dominate the flooring market in the United States. It is warm and inviting and can serve as the unifying design element in your house. If you are in the market for a new carpet, consider what kind of carpet matches your lifestyle and needs. Are you looking for comfort or functionality?


What Is The Difference Between High And Low Pile Carpets?

The fabric loops that make up your carpets are called pile. High or deep pile carpets are made from long, tall fibers, giving them a soft and inviting appearance. Low pile carpets have short, tight loops making them dense and smooth. Choosing between the two styles will depend on factors such as how the house is set up, whether there will be pets or children, and how much time you want to spend cleaning.


Why Do Homeowners Use High Pile Carpets?

Many use high pile carpets in low-traffic areas because they are comfortable, plush, and have a luxurious tone. They work well in bedrooms providing extra comfort and a stunning aesthetic. Use high pile rugs to add to your aesthetic in some areas of your home.

  • Provides better insulation: Due to the lengthier threads, this carpet is more effective at retaining warmth than low pile carpet. If you have individuals that enjoy sitting on the floor, a plush deep pile carpet will provide a more comfortable surface for them to do so.
  • Appealing: Your living space is one of the first impressions people will have when they enter your home. You want the area to have an inviting, warm and luxurious feel.
  • Comfortable and warm: High-pile carpets provide more comfort, whether standing, sitting, or laying down. It encourages people to spend time more intimately because it’s an “active” piece of the home.


Why Do Homeowners Use Low Pile Carpets

Low-pile carpets are recommended in high-traffic areas of the house because they are easier to maintain and can withstand heavy foot traffic. Because of these characteristics, a low-pile carpet is suitable for use in every housing area.

  • Convenience: Low-pile carpets make it easy to transport heavy pieces of furniture. Since the fibers in low-pile carpets are shorter, they don’t get caught on furniture, and while they still dent due to pressure, it is less noticeable.
  • Cheaper: Low pile carpets are usually more affordable when comparing prices per square foot. They can save you money on cleaning due to their shorter fibers from materials like polyester, nylon, and olefin.
  • Easy to clean: Carpets with a low pile height are more convenient to clean and maintain Unlike high-pile carpets, they don’t hold allergens or debris and are more likely to release them due to less surface area.


Which Carpet Is Better For You?

Choosing the correct type of carpet for your home depends upon what kind of lifestyle you lead. A high pile carpet adds warmth, comfort, and elegance to any room. But if you’re not too keen on spending extra time keeping your carpets clean, then a low pile carpet may be just what you need.


Install A New Carpet With Ogden’s Flooring & Design

Ogden’s Flooring & Design can assist you in installing any carpet, regardless if it has a high or low pile. We’ll show you our samples so you can see how they work before choosing them for your home. Our company offers a lifetime guarantee on labor and the manufacturers’ warranty.


Installing your new carpet is easy! Contact our team at Ogden’s Flooring & Design to set up an appointment today!