Dixie Home offers an array of high fashion, trendsetting, broadloom
residential products. These highly differential products use premium yarns and
offer the consumer above average styles and performance.
Visible loops of yarn form the surface of the carpet. Loop pile is also known as
“uncut.” Loops are produced by driving yarn through one side of the carpet
backing on a needle and pulling it back through. Left uncut, this pile is called
loop. Examples of loop pile styles include Berber, Cable, and Sisal carpet
All yarn ends on the surface of the carpet are either cut or uncut. A carpet
that has a combination of the two is a cut/uncut or a cut/loop. Whether the
styling in multi-level or tip-sheared, cut/uncut products offer added textural
When the surface of the carpet looks curly or nubby, it’s called a frieze. This
type of cut pile features yarn that is very tightly twisted, which provides
enhanced styling and performance characteristics.
A saxony carpet has a smooth, level finish in which all the yarn ends are cut at
the same level after they have been tufted. This elegant surface type may be
considered more formal than other styles. Other names for saxony include velvet,
plush, and cut pile.
A carpet may be called ‘textured’ when the increased amount of yarn twist gives
the surface a rough or slightly nubby appearance. The yarn in the textured pile
may be crimped as well as twisted to produce color shadings that enhance
appearance. ‘Texture’ also describes any combination of cut and loop piles and
differing pile heights, designed to provide more attractive and more durable
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February 9, 2017—Kennedy Frierson, Jared Coffin and Dan Phelan, President, VP rugs and wool, and VP of marketing and hard surface (respectively) with Dixie Group, and Kemp Harr, Publisher of Floor Focus Magazine, discuss new products within the Dixie Group's three brands, business conditions, an ongoing commitment to Stainmaster and the firm's introduction of a new line of LVT products. Watch the interview to see what this upscale company is offering the market in 2017.
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