Axminster carpets are named after a type of hand-weave style that originated during the latter part of the 18th century in the old English town of Axminster. Our collaboration with strategic Axminster factories in China continues the rich tradition of quality carpet weaving craftsmanship with its Custom Woven Axminster Carpeting Division offering the most versatile and flexible program in the industry. The Gallery-Exclusive only produces woven Axminster Carpets with a high level of intricate detail which we are able to put into our designs. This is due to the process that we use which is weaving the yarn through a quality backing. A woven carpet is made by threading each strand of yarn through the backing. This makes the resulting carpet highly durable and means we can use finer yarns, which in turn results in better clarity of design and colour. The resulting effect in our finished carpets is like the difference between the picture quality on a standard TV and a high definition screen – colours are sharper and design details are more defined.
Woven Axminster carpets offer architects and end-users distinct advantages over any other available flooring surface on the market in terms of aesthetics, performance and value. With the aid of a 3d designing software, our Axminster carpets are woven on looms that offer unique flexibilities in colours and designs, often achieving 12 colours, and in a 3.66m or 4m width loom. Since the pile and backing are interwoven, each face yarn of the carpet is locked into place with the pattern woven all the way through the carpet. This unique construction process provides Axminster carpets with superior durability and appearance retention, deliberately designed to withstand the wear and tear often associated with high traffic areas.
In addition to its superior construction, Axminster carpets add a sense of luxury and sophistication associated with woven broadloom to the floor of any room. Equally at home in very large commercial installations as well as small residential areas, woven carpets from the Gallery-Exclusive’s Custom Axminster Program can turn the most creative flooring concepts into beautiful and practical realities.
Key features and benefits of our Axminster carpet collection include 80% British/New Zealand Wool and 20% anti-static nylon material for long-lasting beauty and additional strength in heavy traffic areas; two/three ply yarns skein dyed for vivid colours making carpet design come alive; resilient wool-rich material providing substantial advantages in aesthetics, durability, appearance retention and overall value; excellent recovery from compression; absorption of harmful pollutants such as nitrogen dioxide and sulphur dioxide contributing to greater air purity; and absorption/ release of moisture during periods of high and low humidity assisting with stabilising the thermal properties of the space.
Axminster Carpets remain as the preferred choice of specifiers for prestigious and complex hospitality installations; the wool-rich Axminster carpets, with their superior performance characteristics, are ideal for interiors ranging from luxurious hotels and resorts to more practical installations in public buildings, corporate headquarters and transport facilities, such as International Airports.
We also offers the option of other pile yarns including 100% nylon or 50% Wool/50% Nylon as an alternative to wool-rich Axminster carpets which are woven on state-of-the-art electronic jacquard Axminster looms, to reproduce some of the most complex and creative designs as well as large-scaled patterns provided by the client.
The Gallery-Exclusive and its partnership with strategic factories have been delivery high quality Axminster Carpets to an impressive list of projects. For more information, browse through our Hospitality Projects and Corporate Profile.