Carpets

A carpet flooring can create a rich and luxurious look, providing you with not only style and texture, but warmth underfoot, especially with modern underlay reaching between the 2 – 3 tog ratings, giving a soft and supporting feel under each step that you take.

The range offers a diverse range of styles, which include the following factors that need to be thought about when choosing a carpet –
 
-    Style
-    Texture
-    Type
-    Pile Weights
-    Material
-    Backing type (Hessian / Felt)
-    Practicality
-    Durability
-    Maintenance / How easy they are to clean & maintain
-    Cost
View the Types of Carpet we Supply & Fit
Durability & Practicality

Durability & Practicality

One of the first points to consider when choosing either your flooring type or the type of carpet that you want, is that certain types of carpet are best suited to certain areas of the home.
 
For example, high traffic areas such as hallways, utility rooms and walkways are suited to a more durable type of carpet, that can cope with a lot of wear, and stay clean, where other types of carpet would stain or wear down too soon.
Carpet Grading

Carpet Grading

As it is one of the most important parts of choosing the right carpet, the manufacturers have come up with grading’s that gives potential customers a good idea of where their carpet will be most suitable.
 
They make it as transparent as possible, so that the customer knows where each type of carpet will perform the best, and also last the longest.
 
They have broken this down, by grading each type of carpet into three categories –
Carpet Grading
Medium Domestic
This is suited to areas within the home that get will get light – mid amounts of traffic. Areas that people will rarely wear footwear in other than socks, slippers or barefoot, for example –
 
-    Bedrooms
-    Studies
-    Secondary Rooms
-    Bathrooms (Although we never recommend carpet for use in Bathrooms, there are much more practical and cost effective types of flooring for bathrooms)
Heavy Domestic
This type of flooring is ideal for pretty much everywhere within your home or commercial premises. They are hardwearing and very practical for the following high traffic areas –
 
-    Living Rooms
-    Dining Rooms
-    Hallways
-    Walkways
-    Conservatories (Not common but provides additional warmth in what can be quite cold places)
Ultra Heavy
This range is the most hardwearing and durable carpet type that we offer; this is commonly used for commercial premises as it is used for very high traffic areas, such as call centres or offices, where there will be a lot of wheeled chairs being used. This provides a more luxurious look that carpet tiles, which many business’s use, and that we also provide and install.
 
The other benefit is that this type of carpet is very easy to maintain and is stain resistant, like the two other ranges, but does come in as many styles or colors.

Durability & Practicality

One of the first points to consider when choosing either your flooring type or the type of carpet that you want, is that certain types of carpet are best suited to certain areas of the home.
 
For example, high traffic areas such as hallways, utility rooms and walkways are suited to a more durable type of carpet, that can cope with a lot of wear, and stay clean, where other types of carpet would stain or wear down too soon.
Tufted Carpet
Tufted carpet is the most popular out of the two, and the main reason being that due to the constant advancements in the manufacturing process of making tufted carpet, it comes in at excellent value.
 
It’s made by rows of needles punching the yarn through into the backing of the carpet, such as Hessian.
 
This type of carpet comes back well, which means that it is springy under the foot, keeps its shape and is very comfortable to walk on. It also compliments underlay, adding to the thermal properties of your home or premises.
 
This comes in a very wide range of styles, colors and textures, which prices to suit every budget.
Woven Carpet
This type of carpet is made using a much more traditional method, and this creates a much more luxurious and premium effect.

One of the key differences is that the colors or pattern is woven into the actual carpet instead of printed onto like many tufted carpets are.
 
It is also commonly made of natural fibres such as wool, varying between 60, 80 or 100% wool. This does mean that naturally it isn’t as stain resistant as many other types of synthetic blends.

Types of Carpet Pile

Carpets are manufactured in many different ways, each of which affects how the carpet feels, the thickness, texture, durability and also the cost. The following will give you a good idea of pile type you are looking for –
Loop
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.
Twist (Most Popular)
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
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
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
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 (More Expensive)
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.
Polyester
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.
Nylon
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.
Polypropylene
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.

Carpet Fibres

The type of fibre used in a carpet depends on the pile type and often the manufacturing process. With today's busy lifestyles, the carpet fibre makes up a big part of choosing a new carpet, as certain types are more susceptible to staining, while others give better wear and tear so will last a very long period.
Polyester
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.
Nylon
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.
Polypropylene
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.
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Either at home or your place of work, we can bring samples directly to you, as well as a wealth of in-depth knowledge and detail about flooring that one of our expert carpet advisers will provide you with.
 
This is the level of customer service that you will receive before, and after your flooring has been installed, this cannot be found anywhere in the big high street brands
 
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