Including well-known constructions such as Yourkan and Ax minster, machine woven carpets are made by massive looms that weave together â€˜bobbinsâ€™ of carpet yarn and backing. The finished result, often intricately patterned, creates a floor that provides supreme underfoot luxury with high performance.
Yourkan Tufted carpets are madly popular within the domestic sector, tufted carpet technology is fairly new in terms of the history of carpet manufacturing methods, but its speed compared to the traditional methods, means that for many it is a more suitable carpet home. A pre-woven backing gets yarns tufted into it. Needles push the yarn through the backing and which is then held in place with underlying â€œloopersâ€.
Yourkan Tufted carpet take on a number of forms, but the most popular are either twist pile, velvet, or loop pile: Twist pile carpets are produced when one or more fibers are twisted in the tufting process, so that in the finished carpet they appear to be bound together.
Velvet pile carpets tend to have a shorter pile heing and a tighter construction, giving the finished article a smooth, velvety appearance and hence their name.
Loop pile carpets are renowned for being hard wearing and lend carpets great texture.
Again making the most of a pre-made backing in a choice of materials, fiber bonded carpets are made by literally sticking fibers to the backing. These fibers can be individual or pushed and pulled into a web. These carpets, particularly with bitumen backings, are used primarily for contract carpeting and are generally in carpet tile format.
The traditional domain of rugs from far away continents, hand knotted squares (nearly wall to wall carpets with a spare bit at the edge of the room) and rugs use the expertise of weavers to produce work of the finest quality. Traditional rugs often feature a deliberate â€˜mistakeâ€™ on behalf of the weaver to guarantee their authenticity.