Ian R Taylor for Carpets in Perth
Our carpet showroom in Perth offers a wide selection of quality carpets and flooring.
Carpet types and styles;
Tufted Carpets - with advances in manufacturing technology 95% of all carpets produced today is tufted. It takes about an hour to make a roll of carpet that might take eight hours to weave.
To make tufted carpet hundreds of yarn-threaded needles are pushed through the primary backing fabric to form loops or tufts, which may be left as is or cut.
A heavy adhesive coating is applied to hold the tufts in place and a secondary backing is usually glued on for strength and stability. A wide variety of styles and textures can then be created using various techniques.
Loop Pile Carpets
Level Loop - when all loops are the same height, a highly flexible and durable carpet is created which has a natural, casual appearance even when (commonly) it is made from synthetic fibres. The tight loop texture tends to hide marks so it’s a good blend between luxury and practicality.
Multi-level Loop - the loops vary to two or sometimes three loop heights to create informal, random textures which are very forgiving for marks and stains and therefore very suitable for high traffic areas and busy family rooms.
Berber - berber carpets look like and are named after a handmade bulky wool carpet made by the Berber tribes of North Africa and Asia. The loops are made from thick or bulky yarns of wool, nylon, polypropylene or a blend of these fibres to give a cushioned effect under-foot. These carpets are available in an assortment of colours and may be flecked and can be either level loop or multilevel loop.
Twist Pile Carpets
Twists - the popular twist carpet is the cut pile standard. The yarn is tightly twisted and often heatset to retain this feature and the result is a versatile textured finish that is ideal for plain colours.
Velvet Pile Carpets
Velvets - velvet textures (sometimes called ‘velour’ or ‘plush’) all have a level surface pile of approx. 5mm to 10mm height, which is then sheared to give a smooth finish. With very little twist in the yarn, the ends blend together which then further enhances the overall finish. These carpets tend to ‘shade’ with heavy use. Footprints show easily and the colour looks different from place to place because fibres lying in different directions reflect the light differently. A luxury for occasional rooms.
Saxony Pile Carpets
Saxonies - saxony textures are made of twisted yarns, which should be heat set. The tips remain very distinct, rather than blending together to form a very elegant finish. Saxony textures show footprints and vacuum marks so are suitable for more occasional rooms in the home. More textured variations improve the practicality of saxonies.
Shag Piles - shag pile has varied in popularity. The pile is up to 50mm long and the texture is casual and loose but the surface flattens easily and lacks durability.