The carpet manufacturing techniques at Robusta are all based on woven methods. Woven carpet is a traditional method of making carpet and the process dates back over 200 years. Woven carpet is a very popular method of carpet manufacturing and very well known to create beautiful designs, high quality appearance and excellent durability. Robusta uses flatweave looms and wilton looms to manufacture beautiful high quality carpet.
Flatweave refers to a technique of weaving where no knots are used in the weave. The warp yarns are used as the foundation and the weft yarns are used as part of the foundation and in creating the patterns. The weft yarns are simply passed (woven) through the warp yarns. These weavings are called flatweaves since no knots are used in the weaving process and their surface looks flat. By using different yarns with different thickness, you can create different looks in carpet. Flatweave carpet is popular to use as wall-to-wall carpet or as rugs. Flatweave carpet can be made with a large variety of yarns, such as sisal, wool, polypropylene and polyamide.
Wilton weaving is a true form of craftsmanship in carpet manufacturing. Wilton carpet is a luxurious pile carpet known for its high durability, strength and quality. The construction of Wilton carpet differs from that of other carpets. The pile yarns run continuously through the carpet, adding weight, strength, and durability to the backing and significantly extending the life of the carpet. Wilton carpet gives extensive combinations of loop and/or cut pile in one carpet. Wilton woven carpet is a popular choice for commercial areas as it can stand up to high traffic. It is also a very popular choice as high comfort residential wall-to-wall carpet or rugs. Wilton carpet is traditionally woven with wool yarn, but also polyamide yarn is often used.