Selecting Carpet

So, where do you start?

One of the first options to consider is what mood you want to create and how the room will be used.

Is this a formal space or a place to spend time with your family? Come visit our showroom for ideas! 

Carpet Types


Plush is probably the most popular construction. It’s durable because of the type of fiber used, the density of the tufts and the amount of twist in the yarn. Highly twisted yarn will hold its shape longer which makes it a smart choice for higher traffic areas.

Friezé (pronounced frih-zay)

Friezé gives a room a contemporary look while making it a smart choice for any high traffic area in your home. Tightly twisted yarns give friezés a contemporary look and make it a smart choice for any active part of your home. This style is less likely to show vacuum marks or footprints than other cut pile styles.

Cut/Uncut or Patterned

Cut/uncut or patterned carpet combines cut and loops to create a pattern available in solid colors and multi colors. There are infinite numbers of unique geometric and overall patterns from which to choose. This style is suited for both formal and contemporary looks.


Berbers are usually made in a loop construction from thick bulky yarns. The term Berber actually refers to the flecks of color against a pale background. Berbers are available in not only loop style but in other styles like shag, cables and friezés.

Now that you have an idea about construction and texture, select one or two or three styles that you like. Ask the expert at your Traditions showroom to show you examples.