Combining time-honoured manufacturing techniques with hard-wearing materials and striking patterned designs, a woven carpet is the traditionalist’s choice for all-round longevity.
What is a woven carpet?
Woven carpets have been regarded as the pinnacle of carpet making for over 400 years, owing to the meticulous skill and length of time required to produce them. Although expensive, they were seen as an investment, but this was back in a time when people stayed in the same house all their lives, and a carpet for the family home was expected to outlive even the family themselves! Modern carpet manufacturing techniques have created an abundance of different carpet choices these days, but for many, a woven carpet will always be the hallmark of a good quality, comfortable and affordable carpet.
It takes a lot longer to make a woven carpet than a saxony or twist carpet. This is because woven carpets are made by weaving the yarn all the way through the backing, resulting in a carpet with a firm, dense ‘barefoot’ feeling. The most common woven carpets are Wilton and Axminster carpets, and both have different production methods to give them their distinctive looks.
Woven carpet prices vary depending on how much or little you would like to spend. You’ll often find that the more you spend on a carpet, the more choice you’ll have when it comes to colours, designs, widths, and qualities. Our cheapest woven carpets start from £25.99 per m2 and with fitting £5.30 per m2, it costs less than £400 to carpet a small 3x4 metre room (not including underlay, door bars, and grippers). Take a look at our collection of woven carpets online, then head to your nearest Tapi store to get a quote for your new carpet.