Loop carpet offers excellent value and is manufactured from uncut loops of yarn. It's perfect for high-traffic areas such as hallways and lounges, but one important thing to note is that it is not suitable for homes with pets.
The reason being that their claws get caught in the carpet and can be easily damaged.
This is by far the most commonly used type of tufted carpet and also offers excellent durability at an affordable price. When made the fibres in the carpet are twisted, and it gives a lovely texture.
This comes in wide variety of styles, including mildly mottled colors, which are effectively two similar colors mixed in together. The benefit being that stains and marks that cannot be removed are less likely to show up.
This is one of the most hardwearing types of carpet, which gives reason to why it is so widely used. It's idea for high traffic areas such as landings, hallways, walkway, lounges, studies and dining rooms.
Saxony carpet has a rich, luxurious and premium look and feel. It has a deeper pile that makes it very soft and comfortable under your feet. The only disadvantage of this is that it is a lot harder to clean, so might not be appropriate for hallways or high traffic areas.
It is, however, considerably durable, so is well suited to lounges or dining rooms, and the fact that it is a little harder to clean is more than made up for by giving you a soft, durable and comfortable carpet.
Velvet carpets are often used for homes or premises that want to impress their guests when they first walk into the room. This type of carpet gives a smooth, rich and indulgent finish to any room.
As this is a traditionally woven carpet, it’s very hard wearing and durable, making it suitable for every kind of space in your home or premises. Velvet carpets also look good in rooms where you want a striped effect or want to make a statement with your flooring.
Berber carpet is very similar to twist carpet and is manufactured in a similar way. The main difference being that this uses a range of multi-coloured yarns for the same carpet, which can give a highly desirable effect of mottled, multicolour or speckled effect carpets.
Wool is one of the best fibres to use in carpets, not only is it extremely durable, resistant to many types of stain, it’s easy to clean and more importantly is fire retardant.
More often than not carpets will be a blend of wool, ranging from 40% wool to 100%. The latter being much more expensive, the most common mixture being 80% wool and 20% synthetic fibre.
It also has superb insulation properties, providing you with energy efficient flooring especially combined with high-quality underlay.
This is commonly used for Saxony carpet as it is well suited to a longer pile. It has a luxurious glossy appearance and is also commonly used in other blended carpet types to give a textured effect.
This is a durable and strong carpet fibre that has more resistance that the other fibre types, it springs back a lot easier and, therefore, managed to keep its shape more, making it less likely to flatten. Due to the nature of the fabric it also highly stain resistant.
This offers outstanding value for money and affordability. It's durable, easy to clean and good at retaining its color. The only downside is that it does flatten easily so doesn’t hold its shape as well as other fibres.