What is a saxony carpet?

What is a saxony carpet?

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Saxony carpets are well-loved for their luxurious look, plush feel, and deep pile, making them a popular choice for both modern and traditional interiors.

What is a saxony carpet?

A saxony carpet is made from longer tufts of yarn that make up a deep pile, which are loosely twisted at the base, then cut at the top and separated slightly to create an unparalleled softness underfoot. Imagine stepping out of bed and sinking your toes into the softest, deepest, and most luxurious carpet – that’s a saxony carpet. Saxony carpets can come in a variety of finishes, from a smooth, silky velvet to a rugged shaggy look. The fibres in a velvety, saxony carpet are straight and point in the same direction, so when the pile moves, the carpet colour naturally shifts from light to dark (or vice versa) – giving you the very popular vacuuming lines. The yarns in textured, saxony carpets are twisted in different directions, reflecting the light at different angles to give a two-tone look.

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What is a saxony carpet made from?

Some of our saxony carpets are now made using super fine fibre filaments to give them a gorgeously feather soft feel. You also might have noticed that many of our saxony styles are made from polypropylene, a synthetic material that’s widely used in the manufacturing of carpets today. It offers excellent softness underfoot, as well as great durability and value for money. One of the best reasons for choosing a polypropylene carpet is its stain resistance, making it an obvious choice for busy modern homes where spillages are a part of daily life! Simply tackle any stain with a diluted bleach solution and watch even the toughest stains disappear before your eyes. Ta da!

Saxony or twist carpet?

The question of saxony or twist carpet is an important one to consider! Saxony carpets are one of the most popular carpet choices for modern homes, alongside long-standing legend, twist carpets. It’s important to know their differences when choosing the right carpet for your space, because there are distinct differences between the two.
The most noticeable difference is in the way they feel: saxony carpet is a soft, cut pile and has a gentle, plush touch, while the fibres in twist carpets often have a coarse finish, giving the carpet a more rustic, textured appearance.
If you think a twist carpet might be more suitable for your lifestyle, you can read our guide to twist carpets or go straight to exploring our full range of twist carpets.

What room is best for a saxony carpet?

There are so many styles and types of saxony carpets that it can be used anywhere in your home – including your stairs, hallway, living room and bedrooms. However, due to the pile depth and softness, saxony carpets are often chosen for areas of the home where you want to add a bit of luxury, such as bedrooms and living rooms. Pop into a Tapi store and brush your hand over the carpet to feel exactly how soft a saxony carpet is for yourself. (Don’t worry - the Tapi Team are used to people stroking our super soft carpets, it’s perfectly normal behaviour to us.) 

Pros and Cons of saxony carpet 

Still wondering whether or not saxony carpet is right for you? Here are some of the advantages and disadvantages of having a saxony carpet.


  • Provides additional warmth to homes.
  • The deep pile adds a sense of luxury and softness.
  • Classic look that never goes out of style.
  • Very durable in the right conditions.


  • Tends to show footprints and vacuum tracks. Although many of us love that ‘just vacuumed’ pattern! 
  • Due to the deep pile nature of saxony carpets they can flatten over time, especially in heavy use areas.
As with any flooring material, there are quite a few different pros and cons to consider when deciding if saxony carpet is right for you. If you’re looking for more information or want to take home a couple of samples, stop by one of our stores to chat with our amazing carpet experts. Or why not order some samples online and have them delivered straight to your door? 

How much does saxony carpet cost?

Saxony carpet prices can vary, as it depends on the choices you make when it comes to colour, quality, design, material, and width. We have a wide range of saxony carpets available for every budget starting from our cheapest saxony carpet at £10.99 per m2 and with fitting £5.30 per m2, costing less than £200 to carpet a small 3x4 metre room (not including underlay, door bars, and grippers). Have a look at our collection of saxony carpets online, or head to your nearest Tapi store to get a quote for your space. Alternatively, you can find out more about other styles of carpets, such as woven and berber loop carpets, to find the perfect style for you.
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Published: 13-02-2022

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