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Old 03-14-2012, 03:05 PM   #1
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Default Best Carpet? Loop or Pile?

I'm almost to that point where I need to order my replacement carpet.

And I'm hearing Al Knoch or Ecklers as highly recommended vendors (open to other suggestions), but what I'm also questioning is 80-20 loop or plush cut-pile.

I know there are a number of you folks who've already done this, and I'm wondering how satisfied you are with the loop or the pile???

Loopor Pile... SOunds like Gomer's cousin.
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I bought original style loop for my 69...after installing it, I wish I had gone with the pile...it just looks better.
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Personal choice, Knoch can make it any way you want for any year because he makes them, where I believe Ecklers dont ......
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Loopor Pile... SOunds like Gomer's cousin.
LOL !

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Just received my replacement carpet from Corvette America. My car only came with the cut pile but I think it looks better than the loop. That's probably why it only came with deluxe interiors.
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Loop came with standard interiors. Plush cut came with the optional custom interior package.

Choice is up to you.

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"Loop" pile for the base model interiors; "cut" pile for the deluxe interior package. Cut-pile carpet is the same as "loop" pile carpet...except the very top of the loops are cut off.

Loop pile wears better; cut pile carpet can be cleaned easier. If you don't care that the 'correct' type of carpet is reinstalled in your car, pick the one you prefer.
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i feel really stupid right now i have no clue what you guys are talking about

what is the loop or pile is it the way they ar cut or ??? who has a picture of the one vs the other so i can see the difference?
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It's the way it's weaved, looped through the backing material or fabric.

The top of the loop is cut off, hence, "cut pile".

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Almost all carpet is woven in a loop. Plush cut only means that the tops of the loops in loop carpet are cut. You can see the loops in loop carpet. Plush cut looks fuzzy instead of loopy.
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Guys ,i thought in 68 and 69 vettes only came with loop pile ,also if you look up carpet for a 69 it only says loop. So did 68 and 69 come with cut pile?
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Hi,
Here's a close-up of original 80/20 'loop' pile carpet.
I think 80/20 refers to the materials it's made from (?), nylon+?
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At first the custom interior's cut pile was only available in black and saddle.

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Hi,
Here's a close-up of original 80/20 'loop' pile carpet.
I think 80/20 refers to the materials it's made from (?), nylon+?
Regards,
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I think it's rayon(80) and nylon(20), but I didn't even stay in a holiday inn last night so......
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Oh, here's a pic of the cut-pile

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Great pic as usual Alan. Here is cut pile.




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I like loop. It looks more Old School. I have it on my deluxe interior car with matching loop door inserts.
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Does anybody know the answer to my question above,for i donot know.I have looked into ordering carpet for my car and i like cut pile better,but the venders advertise that loop pile is the only choice for a 69.I know you can fit other years,i was just wondering why just loop pile
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Does anybody know the answer to my question above,for i donot know.I have looked into ordering carpet for my car and i like cut pile better,but the venders advertise that loop pile is the only choice for a 69.I know you can fit other years,i was just wondering why just loop pile
The 1969 did not have a custom interior trim option: cut pile carpet.
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Guys ,i thought in 68 and 69 vettes only came with loop pile ,also if you look up carpet for a 69 it only says loop. So did 68 and 69 come with cut pile?
The first cars to have cut pile carpet were the 1970 cars with deluxe interior. 1968-1969 cars were all looped carpet from the factory.

The 80/20 did stand for the percentage of materials and yes they were rayon and nylon.

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Thanks guys... I'm leaning toward old school loop but I'm weird like that... If you don't believe me check my seats link. Just weird.
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I am currently installing my loop carpet from Wilcox. The back is in, and I laid in the passenger side to see how it fit- IT FITS PERFECTLY!!!
I ran out of glue, so after work tomorrow I will pick up more, I should have it in in a few more hours. I took the time tonight to remove, sandblast, and re-paint the seat and seatbelt bolts. I used the hot bolt trick to make my bolt holes in the carpet. It worked great.
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