woven carpet


Woven carpet

Woven carpet is the traditional method of making carpets in the West. It is an expensive method, but the product is more durable than carpet produced by other methods. Woven carpet made on the simplest loom is the velvet loom (not to be confused with the velvety texture of cut pile.) It can produce a wide variety of textures, but color patterns are limited to tweed effects and stripes. Two other well-known types of woven carpet are Axminster and Wilton, both originally produced in England.

In both methods the pile is woven at the same time as the backing material, but in Axminster woven carpet, the pile consists of individual tufts, inserted into the backing by a patterning device. This method permits many different colors to be combined in the carpet, often in very intricate designs. Wilton carpet is an industrial weaving technique that derives its name from the type of loom which weaves the yarn in a continuous strand. This technique permits only a few colors to be used in any one carpet. Smooth, velvety surface and top quality construction, especially when worsted yarn is used.

Woven Carpet Features:

Colored pile yarns and backing yarns woven simultaneously into finished product
  • Primarily used in commercial installations

  • Heavy, firm hand; high strength

  • Often used in hospitality settings

See woven: axminster carpet | velvet carpet | wilton carpet 
See Also: Woven Carpet Guide

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