Twist carpet is a cut pile made from twisted fibres, and is the most commonly-used style of tufted carpet. The most common carpet fibre blend is 80% wool and 20% synthetic fibre mix. Manx carpets are proud members of the British Wool Marketing Board. Wool is recognised as the best fibre to use in carpet as it’s naturally flame-retardant, durable, easy to clean and retains its appearance well. It offers softness and ease of cleaning, doesn’t flatten easily and resists abrasion and dirt. It has natural insulation properties which is good for reducing both heat loss and noise.
Twist carpet comes in two styles, either plain finish similar to our ever popular Natural Plains Twist or heathered (slightly mottled) like Elmhurst. Heathered / Berber carpet is perfect for busier areas in your home as marks are less likely to show. Berber carpet is made from a random blend of coloured yarns to give a multicoloured, flecked and slightly textured look.
A twist carpet is generally less likely to fluff or show footmarks, particularly compared to a velvet. However, some twists are so fine that they can exhibit shading similar to velvet. It’s a hard wearing carpet, and suitable for most areas in your home, including halls, stairs, landings and main rooms. Why not try Ashworth Heathers? This type of carpet is springy, and comes in a great variety of weights and colours.