Most people prefer to use carpets as opposed to tiles to help in flooring their homes. There are many reasons that define why a carpet could be the perfect option. To begin with, carpets come in a variety of patterns, materials, colors, and textures, so finding the perfect match for your home won’t be much of a hassle. However, with all the options to choose from, making the final decision can definitely be a bit of a hassle.
With regard to helping you accomplish your final decision, we’ve listed 3 common types of carpets with a brief description of each. The three main types of carpets are; Woven Carpets, Loop Pile Carpets, and Cut Pile Carpets.
These carpets are among the finest and most luxurious carpets used for prestigious installation in the market today. Traditional woven carpets are perfect for their ethereal patterns and heavy use due to their resilience and durability. These carpets are pretty expensive due to the thorough manufacturing process.
The various types of woven carpets include ‘Flatweave, Wilton, and Axminsters’:
- Axminster: piles of carpets are inserted inside the backing as they’re woven and cut to length, hence creating u-shaped tufts that give the carpets a velvety surface. These procedures tightly lock in the fibers creating a luxurious and highly durable carpet. Furthermore, this traditional process allows for versatility since many designs and colors are used together.
- Wilton: Wilton carpets production procedures are similar to those of Axminster. The only difference is that Wilton carpets have a continuous fiber woven all the way through. It is the oldest known procedure of carpet weaving, and as a result, Wilton carpets are unparalleled in durability, quality, and luxury.
- Flatweave: these carpets are processed in the same way as Wilton carpets. A flatweave carpet is a loop pile that allows the yarn to be woven over a bigger area to provide a flatter and more textured effect.
Loop Pile Carpets.
These carpets are divided into three different types of carpets that include Berber, Level Loop Pile, and Multi-level Loop Pile carpets.
- Berber Carpets: these carpets are named, and look like a handmade heavy wool carpet by the Berber tribes in Asia and North Africa. Berber carpets are becoming famous with the passing time due to their unique style. The loops in the carpet are made from bulky and thick yarns of nylon, wool, polypropylene or a blend of all of them providing a high quality cushioned effect below the feet.
- Level Loop Pile: these carpets are manufactured by weaving equal yarn loops into the carpet at both ends. Apart from having a casual and natural appearance, these carpets are very durable and track-resistant made from synthetic fibers.
- Multi-level Loop Pile: these carpets are similar to level loop piles, except that the loop heights are different, leaving a random texture and informal appearance. Multi-level loop piles are fairly forgiving for marks and stains so they’re ideal for houses with many children and high traffic areas.
Cut Pile Carpets
Cut pile carpets are made when the strands of yarn are sewn into backing materials. As a result, thousands of yarn loops are designed. One major upside of these carpets is that they don’t easily snag like loop pile carpets. Besides, these carpets come in different designs:
- Velvet: also called velour or plush, these carpets have a sheared surface pile providing a soft, smooth and luxurious finish. But note that footprints are easily shown on velvet carpets.
- Frieze: Frieze carpets are tightly and highly twisted cut pile carpets with a dense low pile surface. Their coarse pebbly texture is highly durable and well suited for high traffic rooms.
- Twist: these are the most famous carpets in the United Kingdom. The yarns are tightly twisted to provide a refined surface and headset.
- Saxony: Saxony carpets have highly twisted cut piles that are heat set straight. They also incorporate 2 or more fibers twisted together in the yarn.