Wilton Carpets and Brussels carpets remain one of the highest grades and longest wearing of woven carpets. The revival of interest in these carpets is largely due to today’s fashion for period interiors, and the continued efforts of museums and homeowners toward greater authenticity of pattern, coloring and design in historic interior design interpretation.
The name ‘Wilton’ comes from the town of the same name in England where ‘Wilton carpets’ have been manufactured since the late 18th century.
Several loom types are used by carpet manufacturers to produce a variety of carpet constructions which carry the Wilton name. Both plain (single-frame Wilton)and Jacquard (multi-frame Wilton) come from the traditional “Warp and Weft” weaving process.
|A traditional wilton weave carpet is one in which the pile threads run continuously into the carpet and are raised above the surface of the integral backing by means of wires or hooks. Wilton carpets are often cut or loop products and different yarn types can be used to produce different surface textures.|
|Wilton carpets can be woven with cut pile, loop-pile or cut and loop pile. Pile heights can be varied within a single carpet to produce a carved effect. Face-to-face Wilton carpets are made on a different type of loom, which is particularly favored for the manufacture of area rugs. All Wilton carpets may be woven using different fibers – among them 100% wool, 80% wool with 20% nylon or synthetic according to expected quality and specified use.|
|This fine carpeting can be selected as wall-to-wall broadloom or cut into custom area rugs for special spaces. Here are a few of the samples available at our Rug Rats Showroom.|
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