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Carpet is a kind of floor covering which is very comfortable and extremely fashionable as well.

Usually, it consists of a cushion made with rubber latex, jute or synthetic material, with natural or man made yarns inserted in it.

Before choosing a carpet, it’s important to consider which kind of covering is best and to check if the floor is suited to receive it or if, otherwise, a dressing job is necessary.

The other important thing to do is to choose the proper carpet, depending on the end use location. So, for example, you will prefer a hardwearing type for heavy traffic areas or a 100% synthetic carpet, which does not retain moisture, for places like bathrooms or boats.
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La moquette The word carpet has a doubtful etymology and defines a wool or synthetic fabric, totally fixed to the floor surface.And this is the most important difference with a rug, of which carpet is the natural evolution.

Carpet is a textile floor covering and is particularly used for the insides of hotels and offices. Surely, it has merits and faults, just as all other kinds of floor covering.

It’s important to discredit some clichés, pointing out that carpets and rugs absolutely do not favour mites, provided that they are correctly fixed and preserved. On the contrary, it’s proved that in a room with textile floor covering dust is reduced up to 80%, compared with hard flooring.
Carpets provide a greater thermal insulation than other kinds of floor covering (above all, those with thick hair and lower pile density offer better results speaking of energy saving). American surveys confirm that a carpet about 0,39 in tick has the same insulation power of a 5,91 in cement floor, resulting in a considerable reduction in the use of heating and an energy saving which goes from 5 to 13%.

Usually carpet is chosen for decorative purpose. But also because of the great number of benefits it provides: the warmth, the comfort, the noise reduction. Besides, with a small expense and excellence results, carpet can help us hide a ruined floor.

Often, carpet floors are unfairly blamed for being a breeding-ground for dust, insects and mites, as well as for a strong electrostatic charge.
It’s all absolutely untrue. We shall see in the section about “carpet cleaning”, that the maintenance of carpet is really simple and low cost, provided that it is done daily and with perseverance.
A study made by the American Carpet Institute revealed that the maintenance of carpet costs about 40% less than other floorings.

On the whole, carpets are placed over a cushion made with rubber latex, jute or synthetic material, with natural or man made yarns inserted in it.

Nowadays, carpet is offered in a wide variety of choices in colours and patterns, in fibre compositions and thickness. The surface of a carpet can be plain or patterned and is suited to be personalized in case of special image demands.
The new carpets have no problems of electrostatic charge. Carpet is known to be a bad conductor of electricity but the manufacturing companies have solved the problem in the new models with some antistatic expedients, such as the insertion into the carpet pile of small quantities of electret fibres.
Carpet costs are the most various and, just as happens in other matters, the quality increases together with the price. The market offers a wide range of carpet types that can be classified in three groups: Bouclé, Velvet and woven carpets.
La moquette Bouclé carpets have a hardwearing underlay made of latex or jute and curved tufts extremely soft and elastic.
This kind of carpeting is not very tough and durable but looks really great, therefore it’s recommended for areas with low foot traffic such as bedrooms.

Velvet carpets also have a tough cushion of latex or jute and they have a pile of varying density made of straight tufts, either natural or synthetic.

Depending on the pile density and the kind of fibre, this carpet is very durable and fairly wear-resistant. As its composition is lightly more rigid than Bouclé, this carpet tends to keep the dirt; consequently it needs a careful maintenance.
Woven carpets have a high pile density and do not fear the wear and tear of time, thanks to their composition which is less soft and elastic than other kind of carpets. Devoid of a backing, they have a pile that can be either flat or cut and a plain or patterned surface. This kind of carpet is recommended for heavy traffic locations, such as corridors, hallways and offices. There are two major manufacturing methods for woven carpets: knotted weave and flat weave.

The knotting weave technique is completely hand-made and is very expensive but gives excellent results. It consists in the manual creation of knots, tuft after tuft, on the surface of a canvas. On the contrary, with the flat weave technique the strands are interlaced together at right angle, with two different methods: Wilton and Axminster.
The Wilton technique offers a limited range of colours but consents the creation of various kind of styles, from Bouclé to Velvet, and makes the carpet highly resistant. Wilton carpet can be plain or mix more colours to add a decorative note.
Plain Wilton is named, mostly by English: Velvet.

The Axminster technique, on the contrary, offers a wide range of patterns and colours.
There are two distinct methods of weaving an Axminster carpet, these being Axminster gripper, with a range of eight colours, and Axminster spool, which offers the use of an unlimited number of colours.
Axminster carpet requires the pile to be cut at a 3cm width before being laid on the carpet’s back where it will be fixed by the weft-strands.
It consents to use yarns of all thickness and produces cut-pile carpets.
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