Frieze and level loop carpet are two of the best types of carpet for high-traffic areas, according to Lowe's. Berber carpet is also suitable for high-traffic use.
Frieze carpets are extremely durable because they have short, tough fibers. The fibers are twisted and point in multiple directions, which naturally camouflages footprints and vacuum impressions. Level loop carpet has a flatter, more even surface than frieze carpet, giving it a neater appearance. This type of carpet has a stiff texture that tolerates heavy foot traffic. Berber carpet also performs well under heavy use and is a popular choice for households with children because it rarely stains.