As the desire for hardwood flooring and concrete floors becomes less, designers are looking for an alternative that combines a sleek look with easy maintenance, good acoustic quality, and comfort. The answer is flat weave carpet. This type of carpet is the most traditional, yet also most modern all carpet types. It brings refined elegance and a multitude of benefits to an interior.
Constructed without any knots, pile, or backing, it is formed on a warp. Parallel, connecting fibers enables designers to create elaborate patterns with lush colors. A flat weave carpet brings versatility, eco-friendly elements, and durability to serve the function and vision of a space.
Since they don’t have the bulk of tufted or knotted carpet, flat weave carpets are more flexible and lighter. The thinness and flat surface of flat weave carpets work well under furniture, especially castor chairs in workplace design. This allows easy gliding and doesn’t show indentations. This makes it works great as a wall-to-wall or carpet tile option in an office or large buildings. For smaller areas or lobbies, flatwoven area rugs are great interior finish.
Style of Flat Weave
Traditionally, you may think of a flatwoven carpet as Middle Eastern or Native American in style, but technology has modernized them. Today, designers create them in contemporary patterns. Flatwoven carpets can be very decorative and come in bold designs like floral, geometric, and other designs. So, no matter your style, it’s very likely you will find a match in this type of construction.
Flat weave carpet also has a more positive impact on the environment. The lack of pile or backing means less material, making them more flexible and lighter than others. Because they can be handled or installed, they can also be stored and transported in small spaces at less cost. Flat weave carpet does not shed, so they’re easy to clean and require less maintenance, but still, provide the insulation expected from a carpet.
Quality & Durability
The detailed construction of a flat weave ensures they’re high quality and durable. They withstand high traffic and last long without showing signs of wear. They don’t develop path marks or flat areas like some high pile carpets. This minimizes the need for frequent vacuuming. For areas with a lot of walking traffic in the same pattern, it’s an ideal choice. The durability of flat weave carpets makes them the perfect choice for high-traffic office areas when other carpets might start to wear down.
Unlike high-pile rugs, flat weave rugs typically won’t shed. Even with high traffic, friction from furniture, and general wear, the fibers in will stay put and look great over tile. They likewise don’t attract dust while still providing the look and feel of the luxurious carpet.
Besides being super durable and lightweight, flat weave carpets are also easy on your bank account. In many cases, you can purchase these for a fraction of the cost of a traditional carpet, making this a truly cost-efficient option.
Because of their construction, easy transport, and versatility, flat weave carpets are also more affordable. They come in rolls, squares, and pre-made sizes, enabling you only to buy what you need and reduce waste. To further add to a sustainable story, many of these carpets are now available with recycled Econyl® yarns.