Three primary factors determine broadloom durability: fiber, twist, and density. It is crafted by sewing loops of fiber on a backing. The tips of the loops can be cut to create various styles. With cut pile, fibers are twisted, or turned, for added durability. The best brands have a 6.0 TPI, or turns per inch. A Loop pile is more durable than a cut pile. Pile describes the length of the individual fibers as well as the fiber thickness.
When comparing samples, bend them in a U shape, with the tufts facing outward. The backing will barely be visible with a high-quality product. Or put a finger into the tufts and try to touch the backing. It will be hard to do if it is dense. Density increases a carpet's lifespan since it combats pile crush. A dense carpet is a must-have in high traffic areas.
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