Louis De Poortere has acquired worldwide reputation as manufacturer of the most beautiful woven velvets for carpets and fabrics. The group has the largest vertically integrated Wilton production of the industry with its :
OWN LOGISTICAL PLATFORM
OUTGOING FINISHED GOODS
STRONG PROCEDURES FOR INCOMING RAW MATERIALS
Heritage is based on talents of Flemish weavers !
A long-standing tradition established over 100 years ago
A desire for progress
Quality and creativity
Innovation and technology
Specialists in producing authentic woven Wilton carpets
Use the finest 100% pure new wool yarns for the ultimate luxury
Woven to exacting manufacturing standards using the finest quality raw material
Using 2-ply and 3-ply yarns for extra resilience
Focussed on sustainability with products developed to be 100% biodegradable
There is nothing quite like woven carpets to add comfort, warmth and character to a room.
A carpet will transform an interior in a way that no other single item of furniture can, yet will often cost less and last longer.
When buying a carpet it is important to buy a product equal to the task, avoiding early replacement and ensuring value for money.
Woven carpets have 3 distinct advantages:
precision of texture
The interlocking warp threads (lengthwise) and weft threads (crosswise) are produced in such a way
that the tufts of carpet yarn are secured between them row by row.
The backing and surface are created together during weaving making the carpet dimensionally stable.
The manufacturing process produces a very precise texture which is difficult to emulate in tufted carpets
Plain or single-frame Wilton comes from the traditional 'Warp and Weft' weaving process.
It is generally considered the most 'authentic' and 'prestigious' of all weaving processes.
A traditional Wilton weave carpet is one in which the pile threads run continuously into the carpet
and are raised above the surface of the integral backing by means of wires or hooks.
As the backing is being woven, pile yarns are introduced lengthways, (that is, from the warp direction)
and looped over wires inserted across (weft direction) the weaving machine.
A patterned effect in a combination of cut and loop rows may be created and enhanced by using stippled
or multi-coloured yarn combination.
Excellent resilience - it recovers well from shoe and furniture pressure
Resists soiling and cleans easily
Naturally flame retardant
Excellent appearance retention - natural 'springiness'
Improves indoor air quality - wool absorbs and neutralises air pollutants
Good colour dye absorption - carpets have rich, clear colouration
Luxurious appearance - and good looks that last
Good moisture buffering and electrostatic properties
WOOL IS NATURAL
Low carbon impact
WOOL IS SAFE
Static electricity reduction
High thermal resistance
WOOL IS HEALTHY
Toxic chemical absorption
WOOL IS A NATURAL FIBRE
FOR THE WORLD WE LIVE IN TODAY
WITH A TRUE 'GREEN' LINEAGE