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Pile Primer: Loop Pile

With no yarn tips exposed, this low-pile carpeting, often called Berber, tends to wear better than cut styles in busy spaces, such as family rooms and hallways. But the tight loops aren't as soft as cut pile, and if you have pets, their claws may snag in the fibers.

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