Carpet Types

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Carpets are actually more important than we may think. Besides being a home décor, carpets also act as sound blockers, they are soft and prevent the chills which you get whenever you step on a cold floor especially in the morning. So, are you having trouble deciding which type of carpet you should have for your house? This article discusses the major types of carpets basing on how and what they are made of, and which places they are best used in.

  1. Tufted Carpet

Tufted carpets are made by inserting tufts of yarns through a fabric backing using a tufting machine. The construction of tufted carpets is not very advanced, and therefore its shedding off is very easy and quick. For this reason, tufted carpets are best used in parts of the house where there is less traffic. These carpets are usually very cheap since their production is quick and they are not very durable.

  • Woven Carpet

Woven carpets, just as the name suggests are woven from coir, jute, coconut wood sisal or wool. Their production process is usually very demanding and time-consuming, but the outcome is generally worth it, and they give the room a majestic look. You can use woven carpets in your bedroom or in the living room to get a classy and sophisticated look. Because of their high durability and their high-end quality, woven carpets are pretty expensive.

  • Hooked carpet

Most, if not all hooked rugs are usually hand-made and they are very simple and so is their production process. Usually, hooked carpets have some regular patterns or art form, and if you love art, then you can use them on the wall or on some part of the floor to bring out a sense of creativity. These carpets are made by pulling cotton or wool strings through meshes of a strong fabric.Because of their less detailed production process, the carpets are less expensive, and they are not very durable.

  • Needle felt carpet

Compared to other carpets, this is the most expensive. This is because of its technological manufacturing process. It is made based on electrostatic attraction between fibers that join together to create a perfect looking carpet. You can use this carpet in your classy living room to create an exotic look. Also, this type of carpet is, most of the time used in hotels or restaurants. It is highly durable and high quality hence very expensive, but worth it.