We just love the soft feel of carpet under foot. No other flooring material offers the comfort, warmth and style of carpet. That said, there's quite an array of different types of carpet to choose from, and this is an important consideration when choosing the right one for your living space. The most common materials for capet are: Nylon, Polypropelene , Wool and Polyester. Carpets are typically constructed by looping thread into a backing material and a similar way to textile sewing. The loops can then be left as is, or cut in different ways to create a different finish. There is sometimes confusion about the difference between carpet and rugs. They are essentially the same thing, although carpet is usually refers to both individual area pieces as well as the whole floor covering variety. While Rugs tend only to refer to area rugs for a particular living space within the room or home.