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The KNOTTED PILE carpets as seen in shag rugs, which were popular in the 1970's are sometimes done by hand. The regular pile and flat carpets are woven on a loom. The European and Oriental carpets use both vertical and horizontal looms. These are really beautiful carpets or area rugs.
The TUFTED carpets have their pile injected into a backing material then bonded to a secondary backing made of woven hessian weave or it is manmade for stability. This is the most common method of produced domestic carpets for floor coverings.
Then there is the FLATWEAVE carpet, which includes plain weave and the tapestry weave. The HOOKED rugs are made by pulling strips of cloth through burlap. These are known as handicraft rugs.
The EMBROIDERY carpets are made by putting stitches through a cloth. The tent stitch and the cross stitch are the most common stitches for the very ORNATE rugs. This type of carpet does not require a loom.
The Fibres and yarns used in carpets consist of single or blended NATURAL or SYNTHETIC fibres. These are chosen for durability and overall appearance plus ease of manufacturing. The dominant yarn constructions are nylon and polypropylene. These include about 90% of the commercial market.
NYLON is most commonly used in carpets due to its wearability and it is easily dyed. POLYPROPYLENE used in carpet yarns is very inexpensive and tends to be difficult to dye and doesn't wear as well as nylon or WOOL. WOOL AND WOOL BLENDS have high durability and can be easily dyed. Wool blended with synthetic fibres, such as nylon, greatly increases its durability.
POLYESTER AND ACRYLIC carpets are lesser expensive and are not as long-lasting as the above carpets.
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