Prior to tufting machines and the tufted carpet manufacturing process most wall to wall carpets were produced on weaving machines. Beautiful designs and intricate patterns were achieved by weaving though the process was slow, making wall to wall carpet out of reach for many people. Today, the tufted carpet manufacturing process is used to produce the majority of all wall to wall carpet at a fraction of the costs of woven products. [Read more…]
Wondering how carpet is made? At one time the most popular method of carpet was weaving and the fiber was primarily wool. Over 50 years ago tufting a process once used to make bedspreads came into popularity for making carpet. Many of the tufted carpets were first made of cotton. Today most carpets are made with synthetic fibers and still tufted.