Carpet Styles

Manx Carpets manufacture mainly plain and textured tufted carpets. Tufted carpet was pioneered in the second half of the 20th century and has become the most popular method of producing carpet in Europe and accounts for 70% of all carpets made in the UK.

A tufted carpet can be made in different styles and textures:- Here are descriptions of the standard types to help you find the style which best suits the rooms in your home:

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A twist pile carpet is made from yarn that has been tightly twisted and set to form a pile with a slightly textured surface. Twist piles are produced in both plain and heather colours (Heathers are created using a combination of complementary coloured fibres to obtain a tonal effect).

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In a loop pile carpet the yarn forms loops on the surface of the carpet, either in uniform height, creating a level loop pile, or with differing heights creating a textured loop pile. Variations include a rustic tweed style loop known as a Berber which contains highlight flecks. Wool loops are a popular alternative to coir and sisal matting because they have the added comfort, warmth and durability of natural wool.

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Saxony carpets are longer dense pile carpets made to create a luxurious deep pile effect. Available in both wool and man-made fibres.