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Welcome To Westminster Carpets & flooring

Westminster carpets and flooring are delighted to offer a selection of quality carpets and flooring alternatives.

To organise a free quotation, please drop into one of our stores located at Dulwich, London (SE22) or Garth Road, Morden, (SM4), or you can call our freephone 0800 216 094 or email. info@westminstercarpets.com and we can come to you with a selection of samples. 


Westminster carpets and flooring are fully operational throughout London providing commercial and domestic clients with a fully comprehensive service. We provide free estimates without obligation and all work is professionally carried out and guaranteed.

 

Carpet Terms Explained: 

80:20                                      

 

This is the ratio of wool (80%) to nylon (20%) used in the surface pile yearn, a blend that provides the softness, lustre and luxury of wool with the strength and resilience of Nylon.

 

Axminster

 

The axminster name refers to the construction method of pone type of womven carpet. This technique offers excellent pattern definition. Most axminster capets are patterned.

 

Berber

 

Modern berber carpets use yarn with small flecks of dark colour blended into lighter shades of background colour. These resemeble natural undyed version of the traditional berber carpet of North Africa.

 

Heather

 

A type of carpet yarn made from more than one fibre colour, resulting in a flecked mutlti colour effect.

 

Pile

 

The pile is the yarn used to form the surface of a carpet/ The total pile weight refers to the amount of pile yarn used in the carpet, generally qupted per square metre. Higher specification carpets can have a longer ‘deep-pile’ which will feel more luxurious or a higher densiry of pile rows making them harder wearing.

 

Tufted Carpet

 

In tufted carpet the pile yarn is sewn through a backing membrane and secured by latex to a secondary backing. Tufting is a less time consuming and therefore a less costly process than weaving but it lacks colour and design flexibility of axminster.

 

Twist Pile Carpet

 

A type of carpet that uses yarn with a higher twist than usual to create a textured surface.

 

 

Velvet

 

Carpet made with low- twist- cut pile yarn, giving a plush, velvety surface.

 

 

Wilton

 

Wilton weaving is one of the oldest methods used in creating a machine made carpet. It has a limited colour choice but a variety of textures can be achieved. It is the perfect way to produce quality textured plains.

 

Woven

 

In contrast to tufted carpets, this process brings together the pile and backing yarns to form the woven cloth, offering unrivalled strength and stability. Axminster and wilton carpets are two different types of woven carpet.  

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