Pile Height

Pile height, also known as pile thickness or tuft height, measures the length of the yarns of a carpet from the top of the primary backing to the tips of the surface yarns. Pile height should not be confused with total thickness, which is a measurement of both the pile and carpet backing. In general, shorter denser piles tend to be more durable than longer, less dense piles, which are prone to crushing and matting.


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