Carpets

We have an extensive selection of all types of quality carpets with a wide range of colours and finishes to suit all budget, whether you require plain, patterned or textured. For details of individual carpet styles please see drop down menu .

Types of Carpet

There are essentially two ways in which carpet is manufactured: either woven, which is the absolute best quality and more expensive option; or tufted, which remains the most popular option – almost three quarters of carpets sold in the UK are tufted.

  • Axminster carpets are woven. It is possible to use a vast number of colours in the weaving process, resulting in highly decorative designs
  • Wilton carpets are also woven, but only five colours or less can be used, so they tend to be plainer designs.
  • Tufted carpets are made with tufts inserted through a backing and then stuck. This is a quicker and cheaper method than the two described above.

Carpet Textures

  • Velvet is a cut pile carpet with a smooth, luxurious look and feel.
  • Twist pile is similar to velvet but the fibres are slightly twisted, giving it a more textured surface. Twist pile is hard wearing and easy to keep clean and is probably the most popular kind of carpet.
  • Saxony is a luxurious, deep pile plush-velvet carpet.
  • Loop pile carpets replicate the appearance of natural flooring, such as coir, sisal and seagrass.

Suppliers

Manx Carpets Cormar Carpets Drury Lane Carpets
Whitestone Weavers Georgian Carpets UK Leigh Carpet Tiles