Twisted carpets are one of the most popular types of carpet in the UK. The yarn is tightly twisted to give a defined, textured surface and heat set. The result is a versatile finish that is extremely hard wearing and less likely to show footprints or vacuum marks. Twist carpets are ideal for plain colours.
Saxony carpets are tightly twisted cut piles that are heat-set straight. They consist of two or more fibres twisted together in a yarn. The tips of the fibres remain very distinct, rather than blending together creating a soft texture and elegant finish. Saxonies show every footprint and vacuum-cleaner mark so are ideally suited to more occasional rooms in the home. Choosing a more textured variation will improve the practicality. These carpets have medium durability.
What is laminate flooring?
LVT & Vinyls
Laminate flooring is a layered floor built around a watertight, glued High Density Fibre (HDF) board. All Quick-Step laminate floors consist of four different layers:
A transparent, wear-resistant overlay providing protection against stains, impact, scratches, burns and household chemicals.
A design layer: a high-resolution photo of real wood or tiles that is reproduced with sophisticated printing techniques and finished with melamine resin. An extremely durable and stable moisture-resistant, glued HDF core board.
A balancing layer, which guarantees a perfectly balanced board that will not cup or bow when properly installed and maintained.
Berber carpets look like and are named after a handmade bulky wool carpet made by the Berber tribes of North Africa and Asia. They are increasing in popularity faster than any other type of carpet. The loops are made from thick or bulky yarns of wool, nylon, polypropylene or a blend of these fibres providing high durability and a luxurious cushioned effect underfoot. They can be either level loop of multilevel loop. The loops can be vunerable to pulling from pets claws etc.
Woven carpets are amongst the finest most luxury carpets on the market, used for prestigious installations. The traditional method of making these carpets is perfect for patterns – an up and coming trend. Due to the intensive manufacturing process these carpets are at the higher end in price.
The pile of the carpet is inserted into the backing as it is woven and cut to length, creating U-shaped tufts that give a velvety surface. This process firmly locks in the fibre creating both a highly durable carpet and luxury finish. This traditional process allows for intricate designs and colours to be used providing great versatility.
The production process of a Wilton carpet is very similar to that of the Axminster – the principle difference being that a continuous fibre is woven all the way through. The fibres can then be cut to create a range of cut and loop textured effects. This is the oldest method of carpet weaving and makes Wilton carpets unrivalled in quality, luxury and durability.