When buying carpet for mosque or home, you are always asked the following two important questions:
– 700-reeds or 500-reeds carpet? (select the points & reeds of carpet)
– Polyester or acrylic carpets? (select the yarn)
Unfortunately, in some cases, it has been observed that some profiteers, due to the ignorance of the buyers, sell low-reeds and low-points carpets instead of high-reeds and high-points carpets.
For this reason, in this article, we will introduce you to the terms of reeds and points in machine woven carpet with film and photos, so that you can choose the right mosque carpet roll or home carpet like a professional buyer.
?What are the reeds of carpet
Whenever we talk about the reeds of carpet, we actually mean the same number of knots in the carpet that are clearly visible from behind the carpet; You may have noticed by now that some professional buyers, seeing a machine woven carpet, turn it over to see the knots behind the rug.
We have 2 types of knots on the back of the carpet, which we call the knots in the width of the carpet, “reeds“, and of course, the number of these knots indicates the number of reeds of the carpet; For example, a 700-reeds carpet should have 700 knots in the width of the carpet, or a 500-reeds mosque carpet roll should have 500 knots in each meter of its width.
Definition of the points in carpet
As we said, we have 2 types of knots behind the carpet and the width knots are called reeds; But the knots of second type are the same wefts as the length of the rug, which we call points of carpet; For example, a 700-reeds carpet with 2250 points means 2250 knots are woven per meter of machine carpet length.
In fact, the points are the same compression in the machine woven carpet that we will have a stronger and more beautiful mosque carpet roll (or home carpet) with increasing points.
?How to count the reeds & points
Before we teach you how to count the number of reeds and points of the masjid carpet or home carpet, you should know that the best and most accurate way to determine the reeds and points is the textile laboratory, which in addition to the number of knots also determines the material of the weaving machine woven carpet.
Now we assume that you have bought a carpet and you want to make sure of the specifications of the reeds and points; To do this, you must first turn the rug back to see the knots and then count the number of knots using a meter or ruler.
Of course, counting small knots per meter is difficult, and you don’t really need to count all the knots in a meter. To do this, we will show you an example of how to simply count the number of reeds knots:
Suppose you buy a 700-reeds and 2100-points carpet; So this means that in one meter (100 cm), there are 700 knots in the width of the carpet, or more simply, in 10 cm, there are 70 knots, and also in 1 cm, there are 7 knots in the width of the carpet. So to make sure your 700-reeds carpet is real, you only need to have 7 knots in one centimeter. simply!
We can do the same for points counting; In the example above, the points of our machine woven carpet was 2100, which means that in one meter (100 cm) of it, there are 2100 knots in the carpet length, or more simply, 210 knots in 10 centimeters, and 21 knots in 1 centimeter. Of course, counting points is much harder than counting the number of reeds.
Specify the reeds of carpet in film
To understand all the above explanations, we have prepared a short video for you so that you can better understand the counting of knots; In the following clip, you can see how to count the number of knots in the 700-reeds mosque carpet roll:
which one? 700 reeds or 500
Of course, the number of mosque carpet reeds is very diverse, but 700 reeds and 500 reeds are much better-selling than the rest. Specifically, the higher the number of reeds and points of carpet, the more knots, the higher the weight of the carpet, the more yarn used in the carpet, and as a result, the prayer carpet roll or home carpet will be more durable and will have a longer life.
The number of reeds and points is one of the important factors in determining the price of carpets; This means that mosque carpet price with higher reeds and points, is higher. In the following table, you can see the types of common reeds and points of carpet for mosques and prayer halls with the quality rating of each:
|Quality level of mosque carpet||Points of carpet||Reeds of carpet|
points & reeds of home carpets
Nowadays, the number of machine woven carpet reeds is usually from 500 to 1500. Of course, less than 500 reeds are woven, such as the 440 reeds, which are mostly produced for export to poor countries such as Afghanistan, both to weigh less and to be cheaper. In the table below, we have compared the types of common reeds against the standard points rates that are mostly used in home carpets:
|Quality level of home carpet||Points of carpet||Reeds of carpet|
Note: Note that the best yarn for machine woven carpets is acrylic yarn, click on the button below for more information: