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Woven Carpet Construction: What is the difference between woven Axminster Carpet and woven Wilton Carpet?

While tufted and woven carpets may look similar at first glance, their manufacture is quite different and so too are performance and design capability. Therefore, knowing exactly what the differences are is not just carpet geekery, it’s essential information for anyone involved in specifying carpet. Woven Carpet Carpet weaving is the most traditional way to make carpet; To make a woven carpet, a loom interlaces face yarns (generally a blend of wool) and jute or synthetic backing yarns to create the carpet. Once the carpet is removed from the loom, a thin coating of latex is applied to the back to lock the tufts in place. There are two types of carpet weaving, Wilton and Axminster, each a variation on the weaving process. Woven Axminster Carpet With the axminster method, each… Read More

A Captivating Classic from Wilton Carpets

The rugged crags and high moorlands of the Northumbrian countryside inspire Lindisfarne by Wilton Carpets, the latest introduction to the Ready to Go collection of tufted carpets that are set to instantly transform boutique B&Bs, hospitality and leisure locations. A captivating three-colour herringbone carpet that’s perfect for a classic feel in guestrooms, corridors and meeting rooms, Lindisfarne comes in six versatile colourways to complement modern and traditional settings. In colours such as Otterburn, Kielder and Craster looking towards the shifting natural light and ever-changing palettes of beauty spots throughout the ancient kingdom, Lindisfarne makes a stunning addition without ever being overbearing. Damian Roscoe, head of creative, Wilton Carpets comments on the development of the new collection: “Northumbria is an often-dramatic, picturesque area of the UK and as such it makes… Read More

Case Study: Ethereal Inspiration At The Imperial Banqueting Suite

The stunning Ethereal collection of wool-rich woven axminster by Wilton Carpets, has inspired a striking new floor for the impressive mezzanine at Preston’s Imperial Banqueting Suite, a new wedding venue inspired by Dubai’s luxury hotels. Capable of accommodating 950 guests, there is no doubt that this new luxury space, costing in excess of £700,000 to renovate, provides an impressive space for weddings and events. The interior, which references geometric Islamic art throughout in bespoke fret work, brass lanterns and gilded brass reception area bars, was designed by Petal Interiors. “As soon as I saw the Ethereal collection from Wilton Carpets, I was adamant that it would take a role in one of my projects,” comments Nita Patel, creative designer. “The mezzanine level at the Imperial proved the perfect canvas, capturing… Read More