Originally, Moquettes were developed for the independent Railway Companies of Great Britain & the London Underground Services. They used the same fabrics in the same colours & designs on both the Buses and the Underground so producing a corporate image. Moquettes are ideal for transport seating as they are cost-effective fabrics which require minimum maintenance and will give a long lifetime service. Companies develop their own corporate colour and design themes which are warm in the winter, cool in the summer and help combat vandalism.
A Moquette is a type of woven pile fabric in which cut or uncut threads form a short dense cut or loop pile. As well as giving it a distinctive velvet-like feel, the pile construction is particularly durable, and ideally suited to applications such as public transport. Its upright fibres form a flexible, non-rigid surface, which are constantly displaced to give durability and anti-stain benefits. Traditional moquette fabrics are made from a wool nylon face with an interwoven cotton backing.
Moquettes are now used throughout the world on Coaches, Buses & Railways as it provides such excellent services. Major transport operators such as Chicago City Transport (CTA), New Jersey Transit (NJT), Greyhound, Coach USA, Veolia/Sweden, Sydney’s SRA & STA, Deutche Bahne (DB), UK Railway Franchisers & our own First Group, Stagecoach, National Express, Arriva, Go Ahead, Transdev, Veolia/UK to name a few, all use Moquettes in their trains & buses.
At Boyriven, we are the UK distributor for all KNEITZ products and Moquettes and supply 1000s of meters of moquette a year. Click the products below to request a sample.
Boyriven has always specialised in providing premium quality materials such as Alcantara. Going into 2020 we are proud to announce our partnership with Alcantara and that we have become the sole supplier of Alcantara within the UK.more
Situated in Wiltshire, Wilton has been the home for traditional woven carpet for nearly 400 years. Every roll of carpet has been traditionally woven using British wool as it is considered the best for its blend of resilience and recovery contributing to its enduring quality.more
Alcantara S.p.A is the company that manufactures and markets worldwide the suede material under the registered trademark Alcantara. Alcantara is currently an Italian based company and was invented by the Japanese in the 1970s. Alcantara S.p.A is then the only world producer of the Alcantara material, providing a guarantee of pure Italian quality and excellence.more
At boyriven we provide a variety of foams for all different purposes. Foam materials are very commonly used in the contruction industry for insulation purposes due to their closed cell structure allowing it to hold heat in. However, they are also often used as an underlay to many of our materials such as fabrics, vinyls, leathers, suedes and are hence very popular in the automotive industry.more
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