The pile type determines the style of the carpet. During the manufacturing of tufted carpets the manufacturer can alter the pile length and they can also cut or leave the pile to create a wide variety of styles. The most popular styles of carpet pile at the moment are:
More traditional patterned carpets, are generally woven and very hardwearing and good at keeping its appearance. A traditional patterned Axminster carpet will last forever and will take 8 times as long to make as a woven carpet. For this reason they are very expensive.
Unfortunately computer screens do not allow you to see the carpet samples in three dimensions. This page is just to give you a rough idea of the different pile types. We would always recommend that you touch and feel carpet samples before making any purchase decisions.