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We understand the need to select the carpet that best matches your needs in terms of durability, appearance and colour, and all of our ranges have been developed to assist your requirements in these areas.

Carpets: Loops or Twists


So, you’ve moved into a new house, or perhaps you’ve come to the conclusion that your old carpet is worn out and needs an upgrade. Maybe you may already know exactly what design you’re trying to achieve with this new carpet. And, of course, you want this new carpet to look lovely in your home, so that your friends can admire it next time they visit. But which carpet do you choose… Whether it’s a loop or a twist carpet; the choice is entirely yours.


Loop carpets are made from uncut loops of yarn which are available both flat and textured. Generally these loops have a more rugged appearance and are often favoured for use on the stairs, in hallways or in other high traffic areas.


The loop pile carpet, such as our Classic Berber and Macbeth collections, are often preferred by families due to being hard-wearing, durable and practical. With its affordable price and contemporary looks, this is the ideal carpet for any modern family home.


Loop pile carpets come in a variety of different looks: level loop, where all the loops are of the same height (for example, Macbeth); multi-level loop, where the loops vary in size to create random textures which are very forgiving for marks and stains (Tempest, for example); and Berber loop, named after a traditional carpet produced by the Berber tribes of North Africa (Classic Berber being an example).


Due to its flexibility and practicality, a loop pile carpet collection - such as Tempest, Arden, and Harvard – is made from thick, bulky yarn, which gives a cushioned effect underfoot. These loops are really comfortable and boast a long-lasting design that guarantees a great looking carpet for many years to come.


At Mr Tomkinson Carpets, we have a wide variety of loop carpets in an array of colours and styles to choose from. To see all our collections, visit


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Thursday, 18 January 2018

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