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Carpet Terms

The 80% wool 20% nylon mix combines the softness of wool with the strength of nylon to create a more hardwearing yarn.

A way of making woven carpets that offers great pattern definition. Most Axminster carpets are patterned.

The oldest method of weaving, offering limited colour choice but a variety of textures.

A traditional process where the pile and backing yarns are woven together, offering unrivalled strength and stability. You can spot a woven carpet by the warp and weft threads on the reverse. Both axminster and Wilton carpets are woven.

Tufts of yarn are punched through a backing membrane and secured by latex. Tufting is a less time-consuming, and therefore less costly process than weaving.

The pile is the bit you stand on. 'Total pile weight' refers to the amount of yarn used to make the carpet. Deep-pile carpets feel more luxurious, while more rows of yarn are harder wearing.

A type of carpet that uses yarn with a higher twist than usual, to create a textured surface.

Straighter than twisted yarn, with the cut ends at the top, giving a soft, velvety surface.

Traditionally berbers were made from natural-coloured wools, but what we refer to these days as a berber is a heather with a 'homespun' appearance.

Carpet yarn made from more than one fibre colour, giving a flecked, multicoloured effect.



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Brintons Fine Carpets

Axminster Carpets Ltd

Ulster Carpets

Woodward Grosvenor

Cormar Carpets

Adams Carpets

Penthouse Carpets

Whitestone Weavers



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