Capitol Carpets

Twist Pile Carpets

There is a huge range of twist pile carpets, from a basic polypropylene pile selling for about £10.00 per square metre fitted to a very heavy quality woven wilton in 80% wool selling for about £40.00 per square metre fitted..

The bulk of the twist piles are tufted products made in 80% wool, but not all 80% wool twist piles are the same.

  • The cheapest ones are made from single yarns, one strand of fibre that is then twisted.
  • The middle of the range products are sold under various brand names but all entail using a single yarn, twisting it and then bonding the yarn with 10% polyester.
  • The top of the range qualities are made from two ply yarns, two strands of fibre that are twisted together and the double yarn is then twisted again.
    All the different types are made in different pile weights, usually going from 32 oz to 50 oz. A 32 oz two ply product will out perform a 50 oz singles product.

All the different types are made in different pile weights, usually going from 32 oz to 50 oz. A 32 oz two ply product will out perform a 50 oz singles product.

 

And just to confuse the issue even further, twists piles can be made in different gauges (the distance between the individual strands of yarn). The bulk are eighth gauge, many of the finer products are tenth gauge.