Carpet Types - Carpets by Russell
Twist - This popular pile has twist yarn to give it a rougher surface which is hard-wearing and less prone to shown marks and scuffs. Velvet - A close cut, short pile which feels smooth. Mainly used in tufted and Wilton constructions.. Saxony - A dense construction with a soft feel. Wilton - For that something special in carpets, look no further than a Wilton carpet. Wiltons can take up to 200 hours to manufacture. Loop - Durable construction, available in natural or berber flecked colours. Shagpile - Luxury deep pile with a soft feel.
Machine woven carpet is an investment that will last 20 or 30 years and woven Axminster and Wilton carpets are still extremely popular in areas where longevity and design flexibility are a big part of the purchasing decision.
Hotels and leisure venues almost always choose these types and many homes use woven Axminsters as design statements. Machine woven carpets like Axminster and Wilton are made by massive looms that weave together 'bobbins' of carpet yarn and backing. The finished result, which can be intricately patterned, creates a floor that provides supreme underfoot luxury with high performance.
Tufted carpets are the most economical as they are relatively speedy to make. The process involves a pre-woven backing which then has yarns tufted into it. Needles push the yarn through the backing and which is then held in place with underlying 'loopers'. Tufted carpets can be twist pile, velvet, or loop pile. Twist pile carpets are produced when one or more fibres are twisted in the tufting process, so that in the finished carpet they appear to be bound together. Velvet pile carpets tend to have a shorter pile and a tighter construction, giving the finished article a smooth, velvety appearance. Loop pile carpets are renowned for being hard wearing and lend carpets great texture.
We carry a large selection by Axminster, Brintons and Ulster, many offering Multi-width.
Sometimes known as velour. Similar to Saxony and most commonly for Bedroom qualities.
Frieze is produced by folding two or more individual yarns together. Each component yarn has a different degree of twist, the pile will take on an irregular or random appearance.