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Pile Height

Pile height indicates the length (or thickness) of the carpet yarn, not including the backing. The most notable difference it makes is in the feel of the product - a thick pile can be very luxurious - but there are still practical concerns. If the pile is very thick it can flatten or even matt together with continuous use and is therefore unsuitable for high-traffic areas. The maximum recommended pile height for stairs is around 1/2" (1.2 centimetres) and for most rooms around 3/4" (1.9 centimetres).