A seamless carpet texture with multi loop pile units arranged in a None pattern

Multi Loop Pile

39.4 in

A seamless carpet texture with a multi loop pile surface. The image represents a physical area of 1000 x 586 mm (39.4 x 23.1 inches) in total.

A short, low pile, straw-bale coloured texture, multi loop pile carpets are manufactured by combining rows of cut and loop pile strands threaded through a backing material. The cut and loop piles naturally differ in height, creating a deeper, more varied appearance than conventional loop piles. The style used to create the cut and loops can be random or create a pattern, which in this case is very linear and rigid. The loops are created by threading the yarn – which is usually a more durable, cost efficient synthetic or blended material in contrast to the wools used in tapestries and carpets of old – through the backing layer. Varying the heights builds in a higher level of durability, as the lower the loop, such as those found on Berber carpets, the harder it is to pull or unthread. Longer loops add an element of comfort as they are softer and more malleable. With cut or threaded strands, it is possible to achieve the same comfort at a shorter height and depth, reducing the build up of dirt captured deep in the fabric: Multi loop pile carpets mix cut and looped threads to create a textured carpet which brings the best of both styles, namely the durability and dirt resistance of short, low loops with the softer, user friendly feel of cut piles, which have extra twists to prevent them becoming flattened or tangled. The Kosset-like nature of the longer loops cater towards more domestic, gentile settings such as homes, relaxation spaces or schools where pupils are expected to sit on the floor, with the shorter, more robust piles lending themselves to specification in busier, higher traffic areas, blending the best of both elements to create a durable yet haptically and aesthetically wholesome carpet. Loop threaded carpets typically feel harsher and less cosy, but require less maintenance and are more suitable for users and visitors with dust and/or pet allergies due to collecting less dirt and are ideal for areas such as hotel lobbies, office foyers or shop and retail unit floors due to their more robust construction. Moderately high in density, this carpet is suited to low foot-traffic areas in domestic and light commercial settings. The warm, welcoming, homely tones are similar to natural timbers and woven fabrics such as jute or burlap, with a strong orthogonal grain created by the banding of the troughs between the raised tops of the loops and the lower areas of cut tufts.

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