With advanced in manufacturing technology, 95% of all carpet produced today is tufted. To make tufted carpet, yarn is inserted through primary backing then an adhesive coating is applied to hold the tufts in place and a secondary backing is glued on for strength and stability
Woven carpet is a minority in today’s production. It takes around eight times more time to manufacture compare to the tufted alternative, therefore it results in the finest carpet. Axminster carpet is made by inserting the yarn into the backing as it is woven creating U shaped tufts. The process locks in the fibre to create a durable carpet with a luxury feel. Woven Wilton carpets are produced in a similar way except that a continuous fibre is woven all the way through. It can be then sheared to create a range of cut and loop textured effects. This is the one to choose if you are looking for a long lasting carpet to withstand heavy wear especially on stairs.