CARPETSThe softness and comfort of a textile floor
with the advantages of thermal and acoustic insulation
Carpet is a textile floor created using different yarns and techniques, coupled with a support, synthetic or natural jute, to give dimensional stability. You can characterize an environment with a fully customizable furniture project, materials, type of mantle, colors and sizes; a wonderful and elegant tactile experience. Versatile, easy to install and replace, acoustic and thermal insulation, carpets are the most widely used floor in the world, with over 70% of the surfaces covered.
There are different processing techniques (Needle punching, Tufting, Axminster, Wilton, Jacquard…) and many types of carpet that can be obtained; for simplification, the carpet can be divided into four large groups:
Velvets characterized by a “very textile hand” carpet obtained from vertical and parallel tufts anchored to the substrate carpets obtained from vertical and parallel tufts anchored to the substrate with the characteristic hand textiles
Bouclé A more technical aspect obtained from fiber eyelets placed side by side
Frisé made with the velvet technique but with twisted yarns
Agugliati “non-woven” felt rugs with a more Spartan appearance, suitable for the trade fair market for cheaper items, and for the contract market for more technical items.
The most widely used yarns are: polyamide fiber (nylon, solution dyed and Econyl), highly appreciated for its resistance to light, ease of cleaning and high degree of resilience (non-deformation capacity); and natural fibers such as wool, linen, viscose and Tencel, used for the most prestigious carpets.
POLYAMIDE AND POLYESTER
Synthetic fibers are widely used for carpet production because they are more resistant, they are easy to clean, they have a very high degree of resilience and they are difficult to deform. Despite their high performance, they have the same softness and aesthetic appeal as natural fiber carpets.
Synthetic does not mean enemy of the environment. Econyl, for example, one of the fibers used to make carpets, is obtained from the regeneration of recycled plastic polymers such as fishing nets abandoned in the oceans, plastic waste and other fabric scraps used by the textile industry.
For Solution Dyed Nylon (SDN), one of the most chosen fibers for carpet production, a process of dyeing the color pigments is used during the extrusion of the yarn, melting the color directly into the fiber. Since the pigment is intrinsically more resistant to bleach than any other type of dye, carpets made with SDN yarn are much more resistant than any other type of carpet and they are easier to clean.
Collections belong to this category: Acquarello, Alhambra, Expo, Free Cotton, Grand Prix, Hamilton, Heaven, I Feltri, Illusion, Monacò, Nuance, Portofino, Sofia, Symphony, Tartan, Tiffani, Versailles, Vintage, Art Nouveau, Batik, Etoile, Tricot, Birdie, Swing, In Side Out, In Side Out Xl, Lounge, Patio, Coriandoli, Frizzy Mat
Made from plant fibers, hand-woven in a process that takes time and skill, Tencel™ is the perfect choice in terms of quality, strength and sustainability. One of its most appreciated features is the reflection of light and the consequent movement of the mantle, during foot traffic, which makes it sinuous, similar to silk and velvet.
Tencel™ is the best performing cellulose fiber for floor coverings. Sustainable, biodegradable and resistant, they control internal humidity, retaining fewer bacteria, for a healthier living environment; they are naturally resistant to moths and much stronger than viscose. Tencel™ lyocell fiber is made by Lenzing AG in Austria, from cellulose obtained exclusively from sustainable forests. Lenzing AG obtained the “European Award for the Environment”, thanks to the very low emissions generated during the production of Tencel™; between 99.3 and 99.8% of chemicals are used repeatedly in a closed loop system.
Collections belong to this category: Notting, Notting Stripe, Notting stripe color, Garden Color, Chelsea, Fedora, Penelope, Itaca, Covent, London, Buckingham, Cambridge, Lord, Majestic, Oxford, Palace
A soft and warm solution but also resistant and fireproof by nature. The wool fibers are covered with lanolin which makes them resistant to stains. Wool carpets are elegant and comfortable, but also ecological, due to the natural renewability of the raw material, the fleece of the sheep.
Collections belong to this category: Via Condotti, Via Della Spiga, Via Verri, Via Montenapoleone, Cork, Cornovaglia, Devon, York, Cambridge, Covent, London, Oxford, Palace, Buckingham, Knossos, Taurus
Wool can also be used in combination with paper and cotton, to create an innovative, natural and totally renewable material with which create textile floors, such as those of the precious Finland collection. The search for solutions that combine innovation and well-being is a constant goal for us. The Cotton Plot, Green Star, Green Twist, Paper Connection, Pied De Wool, Straw Paper collections are Finland.
Viscose is a fiber extracted from vegetable cellulose that was born with the name of vegetable silk, because it was created by man specifically to emulate its characteristics. Very resistant to wear, biodegradable, it absorbs very well colors that appear brighter than classic natural fabrics. Being an artificial fiber of natural origin, the viscose fabric has greater moisture absorption properties than other synthetic textile fibers.
Viscose is also classifiable as hypoallergenic because it prevents the formation of bacteria and the growth of dust mites.
Collections belong to this category: Plaza, Via Della Seta, Toledo
The sisal fiber, whose name derives from the port of Sisal in the Yucatan (Mexico), is obtained by crushing the leaves of the Agave plant. The production process begins with the separation of the fibers from the pulp through a prolonged washing. It is followed by drying in the sun, spinning, dyeing and finally weaving. The sisal fiber gives rise to a very resistant and versatile fabric. The dyeing process makes possible to achieve a vastness of color that has made so current the use of carpets and flooring with this material.
The thermal insulating qualities, resistance and great antistatic properties make unique flooring in this material. Sisal fibers can be combined with other elements, such as wool, to create unique carpets.
Collections belong to this category: Demetra, Dafne, Atene, Afrodite, Icaro, Zeus, Argo, Knossos, Taurus