We have an extensive selection of all types of quality carpets with a wide range of colours and finishes to suit all budget, whether you require plain, patterned or textured. For details of individual carpet styles please see drop down menu .

Types of Carpet

There are essentially two ways in which carpet is manufactured: either woven, which is the absolute best quality and more expensive option; or tufted, which remains the most popular option – almost three quarters of carpets sold in the UK are tufted.

  • Axminster carpets are woven. It is possible to use a vast number of colours in the weaving process, resulting in highly decorative designs
  • Wilton carpets are also woven, but only five colours or less can be used, so they tend to be plainer designs.
  • Tufted carpets are made with tufts inserted through a backing and then stuck. This is a quicker and cheaper method than the two described above.

Carpet Textures

  • Velvet is a cut pile carpet with a smooth, luxurious look and feel.
  • Twist pile is similar to velvet but the fibres are slightly twisted, giving it a more textured surface. Twist pile is hard wearing and easy to keep clean and is probably the most popular kind of carpet.
  • Saxony is a luxurious, deep pile plush-velvet carpet.
  • Loop pile carpets replicate the appearance of natural flooring, such as coir, sisal and seagrass.


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