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Carpet and its types

A carpet is nothing but a simple thing used as a covering for a floor. Carpets are also addressed as area rugs and have always been in the trend. However, in today’s globalization era, the carpet trend has become more prevalent. Carpets are available in an array of varieties and types with each type catering to a unique purpose and need. It is very vital to know in details about the types of carpet before you purchase a carpet as a carpet is a considerable investment and offers long term services.

Woven carpet.

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Woven carpet is very much similar to a woven cloth and is produced on a loom only. Different colored yarns are used to produce intricate designs and patterns. They are generally made of natural fibers such as coir, wool, jute, and coconut wood sisal. Women carpets are high in quality and extremely durable. However, they are very expensive due to their slow manufacturing process but are known to impart a royal and aristocratic look to the room.

Tufted carpet.

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Tufted carpet is produced on a tufting machine where tufts of yarns are inserted through a fabric backing. Either single color or non colored yarn is used. If non colored yarn is used then the carpet is dyed and then printed. Since these are produced on the machines, the production process is quick and the carpets are cheaply priced.

Needle felt carpet.

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The needle felt carpet is technologically advanced carpet. It is extremely durable as it is produced through electrostatic attraction of individual fibers that combine to form a unique carpet. This type of carpet is quite popular in venues such as business arenas, hotels, restaurants and places that are subject to a lot of traffic. Needle felt carpet is expensive than the other varieties. The top manufacture of the needle felt carpet is china.

Flat weave carpet.

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Flat weave carpet is produced by interlocking waft threads and warps. There are two types of flat weave carpet – tapestry weave and plain weaver. However, flat weave carpet is one of the most uncommon types of carpet and is usually found in North America and Japan.

Hooked carpet.

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Hooked carpet is the most simplest carpet that is manufactured by pulling strings of cloth like wool or cotton through the meshes of sturdy fabric.Basically, these are handmade carpets.

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Posted in How To, Tips, and Advice on November 10, 2010

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Stefan
Stefan is the owner of Homedit.com – he started the site back in November 2008, from his passion for interior design and decorations and since then the site went from being a simple blog to one of the most popular home design websites on the web right now.

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