Carpet Construction Types
Traditional woven carpets such as axminster and wilton have been manufactured for over 200 years. The looms on which the carpets are woven have altered considerably over the years but the construction principle of interlocking the pile yarns with backing yarns is little changed.
Twist and velvet carpets have a different appearance and texture.
Axminster and Wilton carpet have pile and backing yarn woven together for strength and stability.
This image shows a twist carpet on the left and a velvet carpet on the right.