Loop carpet is looped pile construction with interwoven loop yarns typically used in hotels, schools, commercial buildings and homes. The loop itself is most often made of nylon but can be found in many different materials including acrylic or polypropylene. A loop puckered fabric containing no back backing is considered most durable when cleaned properly by a loop vacuum cleaner.
Loop carpets are extremely popular because they’re modern looking and simple to install. They also offer a large selection of colors and styles not available with other types of carpeting. However, loop carpets have some disadvantages that should be considered before purchasing them for your home or business space.
For one thing, loop carpets tend to show footprints if heavy objects are dragged across them. People walking in loop carpets are also more likely to snag loop yarn if their shoes have sharp or pointy toes. This is why loop carpet is typically found in places where there is little foot traffic. Some loop carpets feature “no-stitch” backing which means when this type of loop carpet is cleaned by a loop vacuum cleaner, it eliminates the need for stitching through the loop pile to secure it to the backing. This creates less wear and tear on the loop pile that can cause unraveling or separation of threads if they’re not properly secured to the back backing of the loop carpet.
This makes loop carpet very durable but keep in mind it’s still susceptible to unravelling if not taken care of properly with regular vacuuming.
In addition, loop carpet is difficult to clean if the loop pile becomes soiled or stained. In order to remove dirt from loop carpets that have been ground into the loop pile, special loop vacuums are necessary and they must be used very carefully. This means loop carpets won’t last as long or resist stains like other types of loop or cut pile rugs.
If you’re looking for the modern look of loop carpeting in a more durable option that still has bold style then consider cut loop or loop pile area rugs instead. Another popular choice is level loop rugs, especially in high traffic areas where durability is key. Whatever your needs are when it comes to loop carpeting , remember no type of rug is 100 percent perfect in every way.
Durable loop carpets are still susceptible to damage, typically at the loop pile. This is why it is important to always check with your loop carpet manufacturer or retailer before purchasing loop carpets to ensure they meet industry standards for durability when cleaning them using the loop method on a loop vacuum.
Loop carpets offer durable construction in both no-stitch backing and stitching backings when cleaned properly by loop vacuums . However, loop pile can still be susceptible to staining and unravelling if not taken care of properly.