The difference between the two? With the axminster method, each individually coloured yarn is selected by the loom, cut and inserted as a ‘U’ shaped tuft wherever needed, often creating intricate patterns.
Wilton weaving generally involves fewer colours with the yarn running continuously, either at the surface or in the back. Whichever weaving method is used, the result is much the same; a beautiful, high-quality and dimensionally stable carpet suitable for heavy-wear applications.
The specific composition of pile (80% wool and 20% nylon), considered by all operators of the sector, “perfect pile” ensures excellent strength and resilience and at the same time elegance and refinement to the product. Axminster and Wilton are ideal for heavy contract use, bespoke designs and cut & loop pile constructions.