Wilton Carpets may be known globally for both woven Wilton and Axminster woven carpets, but did you know that we also produce commercial Tufted Carpet at our factory right here in Wiltshire, in the UK?
Although woven and tufted carpets share a similar appearance at first glance, their manufacture is quite different, so too are the design and performance capabilities. Knowing exactly the differences will certainly help anyone involved in carpet specification.
Tufted carpet is produced on a machine that can be likened to a giant sewing machine, but with more than 1200 needles rather than just one, each threaded with an individual colour. The pile yarn is stitched into a pre-made primary backing and the ‘face’ loops of each tuft can be left un-cut to create loop-pile tufted carpet, or cut to create cut-pile tufted carpet. Patterning is achieved by shifting the needles from side to side. Next, a secondary backing is applied to this face cloth to give stability and prevent tuft loss.
Tufting is a much quicker carpet production method compared to weaving and dominates the residential carpet market sector, where limited pattern reproduction is less of a concern. However, it is also used extensively in hotel guestrooms and sometimes corridors too.
Should I go for woven or tufted carpet?
The choice is a relatively simple one; for high-traffic areas you should opt for the wear-resistance and soil-hiding capacity of patterned woven carpet, and for low-traffic areas or where minimal patterning is deemed appropriate then you can benefit from the value of tufted carpet.
At Wilton Carpets, we design and manufacture both woven and tufted carpet in the UK for the hospitality and leisure sectors. This ensures that we can provide hotels and leisure venues with a carpet that is right for the task at hand, whether a tufted for a bedroom or a heavyweight woven axminster for a ballroom.
Through bespoke, semi-custom and stock carpet options, we can deliver a specification that meets a design brief and performance expectation within budget. Our sales and design teams are experienced in working with all sizes of business to ensure a first-rate carpet specification, as demonstrated by our record of projects that range from five-star, boutique and country house hotels through to public houses, theatres and conference venues. You can explore our complete tufted collection here.
Our Ready to Go commercial Tufted carpet collection gives you fast access to high-quality commercial carpet, perfect for bedrooms and guestrooms. Effortlessly transforming spaces and stylistically on-point these contract Tufted carpets blend value and quality perfectly and are available in a range of colours to suit most interior schemes.
Tufted Carpet: Wool-rich, Practical, Durable and Exceptional Value for Money
From the thoroughly modern herringbone or stripes of Berwick, to the on-trend colour combinations of Signature, from the simple linear block design of Chantilly to the popular practical patterns of Heritage and Link, all our stock tufted carpets are made from a long-lasting wool-rich blend. Offering exceptional value for money, our Ready to Go tufted ranges provide an affordable, long-lasting solution for hotel bedrooms and guestrooms. With Wilton’s Stock Tufted carpets, we offer a standard super-fast turnaround with an immediate dispatch, AND with no minimum order quantity. You can explore all the designs in the collection here.
We have samples of all designs readily available, simply call us on 01722 746000 to request a Sample or Pattern Book, or simply submit your request.
We also offer custom tufted carpets with our Catalyst Collection. All carpets in this collection can be designed and constructed for a client’s optimal use. Perfect for guestrooms, meeting rooms and corridors, the Catalyst Collection is available in any colour combination and in a range of pile weights, pile heights and stitch densities to match your requirements with a 300 m² minimum order quantity.
Pushing the boundaries of tufted carpet design, with the Catalyst Collection, we want to show you that tufted carpet is capable of far more than you think. Just speak with us and explore the possibilities.