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Pile & Thickness

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Want plush? Or sleek? Or something in between? Carpet density is basically a combination of height and thickness. Together they are key factors in your carpet’s look and feel, and they also influence its resilience and durability. Get to know the basics below to decide which options are best for your home and lifestyle.

THICKNESS

also known as DENSITY
STAINMASTER® Thick Carpet ImageTHICK
STAINMASTER® Medium Density Carpet ImageMEDIUM
STAINMASTER® Less Dense Carpet ImageTHIN

How tightly carpet fibers are packed together determines its thickness or density.

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  • Tightly packed fibers resist soil and spills.
  • Gives a sleeker, modern look
  • Feels comfortable and
  • Denser carpet is more durable.
  • CHOOSE YOUR CARPET THICKNESS

  • Looser fibers look more casual.
  • Resists damage better than thin carpet
  • Good for moderate-traffic areas
  • CHOOSE YOUR CARPET THICKNESS

  • Can provide a cleaner, sleeker look
  • Most affordable option
  • Good for low-traffic areas
  • CHOOSE YOUR CARPET THICKNESS

    HEIGHT

    also known as PILE
    STAINMASTER® Tall Height Carpet ImageTALL
    STAINMASTER® Medium Height Carpet ImageMEDIUM
    STAINMASTER® Short Height Carpet ImageSHORT

    The length of a carpet's individual fibers determines whether it has a tall pile, like shag carpet, or a short and flat pile.

    CHOOSE YOUR CARPET HEIGHT

  • Longer fibers can feel looser yet comfortable.
  • Tall pile gives a more casual look.
  • Crushes more easily than short pile carpets
  • Good for bedrooms
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  • Medium height feels slightly plush.
  • Holds up to traffic better than tall pile
  • Good for bedrooms and living rooms
  • CHOOSE YOUR CARPET HEIGHT

  • Short height is sleeker, feels modern.
  • Versatile; can look formal or casual
  • Best for high-traffic areas
  • Good for living rooms, halls, dens
  • CHOOSE YOUR CARPET HEIGHT

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