Woven carpet manufacturing was once the standard in the industry. Today’s production using the woven carpet manufacturing process is small as compared to tufting. For many designers and buyers throughout the world, woven carpets such as axminster, wilton and velvet continue to be their carpet of choice.
During the woven carpet manufacturing process, the yarn is woven through or around vertical fibers known as warps, and then locked into place with horizontal strands known as wefts. A major difference with tufting is that with the tufted carpet manufacturing process the yarn is stitched through a backing and then locked into place with an adhesive.
The highest quality of carpet is achieved with the woven carpet manufacturing. This process creates a variety of rich colors and intricate patterns. Carpets are primarily woven of wool and are very durable. Woven carpets often come at a price that is out of range for most consumers.
Wilton textures can be in a cut pile, loop pile and a combination of cut and loop pile. A carved appearance can also be achieved. Normally Wilton carpets come in one to three colors, but can include up to five colors.
Velvet Weave/Velvet Finish a simple loom first used to produce carpet with a single-level plush or velvet texture. May be used for cut or looped pile, or modified for other texture variations.
Axminster is a traditional method of manufacturing cut pile carpet. The yarn and backing are woven at the same time to produce highly patterned designs of many colors.
In this video you will learn how axminster and other woven carpets are manufactured.