We're now including "Tech Stuff" on our Dabbieri Blog so we can answer any of your technical carpeting questions. It might not sound that interesting, but it really is!
Q: What’s the difference between an Axminster & Wilton carpets?
Well, only about 10% of today’s carpets are woven. Axminster and Wilton are two types of looms used in the weaving process. They weave colored pile yarns and backing yarns together into a finished product that withstands heavy traffic.
Axminster and Wilton carpets are known for their durability, strength, and firmness.
The Axminster loom is capable of producing a wide range of patterns and colors; it is often used to create Oriental design rugs. Most Axminster carpets and rugs are single-level cut pile.
The Wilton loom is a more versatile loom. Wilton carpets can have intricate patterns and styling, and a variety of colorations. Wiltons can be manufactured as loop or cut pile carpets or a combination of cut and loop.
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