Plush pile carpets are very luxurious to the touch, having a velvet appearance. The pile is short and slightly twisted. Soft and lush, plush pile carpets do tend to show footprints and can watermark or show shading over time. Watermarking/shading is not a defect – it is most often due to wear, and does not affect the durability of the carpet. An excellent carpet for comfort and style, suitable for lower traffic areas and beautiful decor.