It is similar to some velvet weaves, but in this case the loops are left uncut. cotton, linen or wool can be used in any combination, for instance a heavier warp with a softer weft. It is suitable for upholstery of bedheads, floor rugs, walling, screens and flat curtains. It is perhaps best known for its use on commercial transport seating–on busses, planes and trains.
It shares weaving similarities with Brussels weave carpets.