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Types of Carpet: Twist Pile

Types of Carpet: Twist Pile

Practical, firm and family-friendly, a cut pile twist carpet is a good all-rounder and popular with everyone. It works hard – but it plays hard, too!

What is a twist carpet?

Think of your favourite pair of jeans. They’re comfortable, can be dressed up or down, and they go with everything. You’ve had them for ages, they’ve been worn to death and been covered in a smorgasbord of unidentifiable spillages - yet they still look fabulous. Twist carpets are the jeans of the carpet world. They’re extremely durable and able to cope with the day-to-day demands of a busy family home, making them a popular choice for high traffic areas like living rooms, hallways and stairs. Just like your old reliable jeans, they offer excellent performance (especially when paired with a quality underlay) as well as great value for money.

How is a twist carpet made?

Made by tightly twisting the yarn during the manufacturing process (hence the name), the short, dense pile of a twist carpet gives a firm ‘barefoot’ feeling. The fibres are coarser for a more relaxed look, while the tufted ends add softness. The densely-packed fibres means there’s less chance of flattening so you won’t be able to see any hoover lines (but if that’s your thing then a saxony carpet is just what you’re after). If you like a short pile but want a carpet with more texture, check out our loop pile/Berber carpets.

What’s the best thing about a twist carpet?

The best thing about a twist pile carpet is that it’s so easy to clean and maintain, it’ll stay looking as good as new for years – just vacuum it twice a week and you’ll see the result. Our extensive twist pile collection combines style and practicality and comes in a variety of colours and finishes to suit any scheme. Choose a solid colour for a simple neutral look or go for a textured heathered finish (also known as mottled) to hide the evidence of fast-paced family life! Our range of twist carpets in store includes synthetic and natural materials, giving you excellent choice and flexibility.

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