Types Of Carpet
There are essentially four different carpets sold in the UK :
Tufted carpet is much quicker and easier to make. Cut pile carpets are manufactured by cutting the yarn loops which produces an upright pile that has a more luxurious, formal look than loop pile.
A smooth and luxurious looking finish, similar to plush pile but with a higher pile height and a little more twist in the yarn.
Loops of yarn create a stylish finish with a soft, smooth feel and can have a range of distinctive patterns created by a combination of higher and lower loops.
Wilton or Axminster
A Woven carpet can be either an ‘Axminster’ or a ‘Wilton’. Axminster carpet is predominantly patterned with unlimited colour potential. Wilton tends to be plain but can use up to 5 colours. The manufacturing methods for both are traditional and labour intensive.
What makes up your carpets?
Wool is an excellent natural fibre that offers superb resilience to wear and general soiling. Textured wool carpets can make the floor a real feature, adding the contemporary look of modern flooring, but with the warmth and comfort of wool.
Many synthetic carpets come with built in stain resistance and most of these are also resistant to mild bleach. Some of these also come with built in comfort felt backing which does not need an underlay, offering true value for money.