Carpet Types

Understanding a few simple basics about carpet construction will help you make the right choice for your lifestyle and budget.

Textured Plush

  • Most decoratively versatile cut-pile carpetTextured Plush
  • Textured surface helps hide footprints and vacuum marks
  • Adds casual beauty to any room
  • Looks great between vacuuming
  • Preferred style for busy households
  • A great “whole-house” carpet

  • Refined cut-pile surface
  • Luxuriously smooth, soft finishSaxony
  • Beautiful with traditional interiors
  • Adds distinctive elegance to any room
  • Ideal for living and dining rooms
  • Shows subtle highlights and accents
Berber Loop-Pile

  • A wool-like look and rugged loop surfaceBerber Loop Pile
  • Natural, hand-crafted appearance creates a warm, personal atmosphere
  • Tight loop texture helps hide footprints and vacuum marks
  • Subtle patterns fit a variety of room styles
  • Ideal choice for contemporary to country to cottage furnishings
Berber Cut-Pile

  • A new Berber look with all the wonderful color and interest of traditional loop BerbersBerber Cut Pile
  • The great plush “feel” of thick, cut pile carpet
  • Beautifully crafted and colored yarns add personality to any room
  • Very versatile decoratively, ideal for casual rooms, kids’ rooms, etc.
  • Subtle color flecks help hide soil that might appear between cleanings

  • Carved definition with cut-and-loop pileCut Loop
  • Accent colors spice up floor surfaces
  • Multicolor effects hide soil and stains
  • Looks great between vacuuming
  • Choose from soft tones to bolder color combinations
Commercial Loop

  • Versatile styles blend comfortably with any decorCommercial loop
  • Durable long-wearing surface pile engineered for high traffic areas
  • Intriguing color choices suitable for professional and practical installations
  • Textured surfaces provide subtle highlights


A description of common carpet fibers

NylonNylon: Nylon is the most common of all carpet fibers, and its high durability makes it a popular choice for areas of the home that receive high foot traffic. Resistant to most dirt, mildew and moisture, this fiber is also known for its ease of maintenance and non-allergenic properties.
PETPET Polyester: This is an excellent fiber choice for the budget conscious. Polyester shares many of nylon’s non-allergenic, moisture and wear resistant properties but lacks the same degree of durability.
PTTTriexta PTT: Fibers are extruded from a new generation of polymer giving it exceptional durability along with built-in stain resistance, color clarity, colorfastness, luxurious softness, and ease of maintenance.
OlefinOlefin or Polypropylene: This fiber was first used in carpets designed for use outdoors and in spaces with high levels of moisture and humidity. Color-fastness, resilience, and resistance to water damage, mildew and piling are important benefits of this fiber. Polypropylene fiber is also recognized for a luxurious appearance and outstanding softness.


When you purchase a Mohawk carpet, you’re not just choosing beauty and style. You’re also choosing superior value and excellent quality. And since you’re getting all that already, why not go for the whole package?

Mohawk cushion is specifically designed to maximize and extend your carpet’s plush feel and high performance. We’ve studied all types of flooring for decades and we know our customers get the best value and greatest satisfaction when they use a Mohawk cushion with their new carpet. In fact, to make sure the cushion quality is as good as the carpet’s, we became the only producer of both in the industry.

We offer a wide selection of cushions in various thicknesses and densities to accommodate every client, every lifestyle and every budget. A Mohawk cushion helps your carpet feel richer and more luxurious; it also improves your carpet’s acoustical and insulating properties making the room quieter and warmer. Mohawk cushion is an environmentally friendly product. The Easy Choice selection system makes the decision making pain free.

Mohawk is one of the world’s leading carpet manufacturers. For over a century we’ve been the name customers can trust for all their floor covering needs. And now you can have a cushion that’s equally trustworthy. When you purchase Mohawk carpet and Mohawk cushion it significantly enhances your warranty. After all, when you’re using something as good as a Mohawk carpet, why would you put anything less underneath it?