A straight Saxony carpet has all its fibres going in the same direction so that the colour looks uniform. This style is also sometimes called a ‘velvet’ saxony, because it has a similar appearance to velvet. If you brush your hand across the surface, you will see the difference in colour where the disturbed fibres have moved in the opposite direction. This style of carpet is beautiful and luxurious, but will show every footprint and every vacuum stroke, so it is not the choice for a room which is frequently used.
A more recently popular style the textured Saxony carpet, which is a trackless one. This style has the same general characteristics as a straight Saxony, but the key difference is that the fibres are twisted in different directions. Because of this, they reflect the light differently, which means that when you brush your hand across the surface, you don’t notice much of a difference in colour. Therefore, textured saxonies can help to mask footprints and vacuum marks, which makes them a popular choice for busy households.
Saxony carpets are available in every quality, from the lowest grade to the highest. The Saxony style is also available in every type of carpet fibre, including nylon, triexta, polyester and wool. The durability of the carpet will depend on all of the variables involved: the type of fibre, the twist, the density and so on. You need to choose the carpet with the optimum balance of variables for your particular environment. Higher-traffic spaces would do best with denser carpets with a high twist.
Saxony carpets are available in many different qualities, so they can be laid in all areas of the home, depending on your needs. A high-grade textured one is a good choice for busier areas of the home, such as stairs and family rooms. A straight Saxony carpet usually looks best in more formal areas, such as rarely used dining rooms or parlours. Because of the variety, you are likely to find one that will work well in your particular situation. Ask us at Flooring Glasgow which we recommend for you.