Types Of Carpet

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Types of Carpet

The carpet market is a vast market, with many types to choose from. Below, you'll find the severaldifferent types of carpet and what they will offeryou and your home.

WovenWoven carpet is produced on a loom that is very similar to woven cloth, being cut pile. Thereare many different colored yarns being used and theentire process is capable of producing very intricatepatterns from designs that are pre-determined. Normally, woven is the highest quality of carpeton the market.

TuftedThis type of carpet is produced on a tufting machineby using either a single colored or sometimes anon colored yarn. If non colored is being used,then the carpet will be dyed or printed with adesign as a separate process. Carpets that aretufted can either be cut pile, loop pile, or acombination of both. Machines can produce a lotmore meters of carpet than weaving, and they arenormally at the lower end of the market.

NeedlefeltThe needlefelt type of carpet is a bit moretechnologically advanced. They are produced byelectrostatic attraction of individual fibersthat form a unique carpet with extremely highdurability. You can normally find needlefeltcarpet in the contract market such as in hotels or other places where there is always going to bea lot of traffic.

FlatweaveThe flatweave carpet is created by interlockingwarp and weft threads. The types of orientalflatwoven carpet include soumak, plain weave,and tapestry weave. This type is not well knownin the North American region, although it is very popular in the orient and Japan.

Hooked rugThis is a simple construction of rug that ishandmade by pulling strips of cloth such aswool or cotton through the meshes of a verysturdy fabric. Now, this type of rug is generallyknown as a handicraft.

Knotted pileWith knotted pile carpets, the structural weftthreads will alternate with a supplementary weft that will rise from the surface of the weave at a perpendicular angle.

Cut and loop pilesThe cut and loop pile combines both looped andcut fibers. They provide a variety of surface textures for medium durability. Cutand loop carpets are available in either solidor different colors. The several different layersin this carpet can hide dirt and footprints informal and informal areas.

SaxonySaxony consists of tightly twisted cut piles that are heat set straight. They consist of two or more fibers that have been twistedtogether in a yarn, and they provide a verysoft texture for informal as well as formalareas. They will show each and every footprintand even marks from vacuum cleaners.

Textured saxonyTextured carpet is the best selling and it works well in informal areas due to the verysoft feel. They are tightly twisted and texture headset for medium durability. They also offer a multi colored look that willhide tracks and footprints.

Plush/velvetBoth plush and velvet are lightly twisted andoffer a uniform color. They are very softand offer more level than textures. This typeof carpet is ideal for formal areas due toit's luxurious appearance.

FriezeFrieze is a highly twisted cut pile type of carpet that is suited for high traffic areas.It has short fibers that will tend to curl in different directions at the surface tohide footprints and vacuum marks.

Level loop pileThe level loop pile is constructed by weavingeven loops of yarn into carpet backing at bothends. This type of carpet is durable aswell as track resistant, due to the strongloops. Higher loops in the carpet will createa more luxurious look. They are also greatbecause they will prevent dirt from filteringon into the carpet.