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Selecting The Right Carpet For Your Hotel

Last time around, we looked at how carpet is put together and what impact that can have on its suitability for use in hospitality and leisure locations. You can read that first article here. But of course, whether a carpet is woven or tufted is just half the story, and there are a few other factors to consider when choosing carpet for your hotel. So, in this article we’ll highlight what to look out for and how best to find the right carpet for the task at hand. Identifying your needs First and foremost a lucid attempt to identify and clarify your needs, or indeed expectations, should be made. You want your carpet to last, so if you are looking to renew carpet in a public area, such as lounge… Read More

Kit Kemp Collection by Wilton Carpets

Wilton Carpets and Kit Kemp have come together to create an exciting collection of woven wool-rich carpets for hospitality, travel and home. Kit Kemp MBE has forged an international reputation as one of the world’s top interior designers. With a unique approach to her work, Kit is also well-known as an author and passionate champion of British art, craft and sculpture. As Design Director of Firmdale Hotels PLC, she is the creative force behind hotels including London’s Ham Yard, Charlotte Street, The Soho Hotel and New York’s Crosby Street Hotel and The Whitby. Her designs have been celebrated with many prestigious awards including ‘Condé Nast Best Hotel in the World for Design’. Situated in the Wiltshire town of the same name, the spiritual home of weaving for nearly 400 years, Wilton… Read More

Case Study: Wilton Celebrates Understated Elegance at Statham Lodge

Bespoke woven axminster carpets from Wilton Carpets, have been used to extraordinary effect throughout the public areas and suites of the Georgian period Grade II listed Statham Lodge, an award-winning Cheshire wedding venue. With the various patterns of existing carpets showing signs of wear on thresholds after 20 years of intense use, the time had come to replace and so Statham Lodge turned to the quality of wool-rich woven carpets from Wilton. Emma Walker, project manager at Statham Lodge, explains: “In the past, we had to adopt a rather piecemeal approach to our carpet to get something down as quick as possible, often just rolling out a stock pattern as opposed to one designed for the space. However, we noticed that a bespoke carpet copied from an original Georgian creation… Read More