About Carpets

Before Buying Carpets

You don’t buy carpets every day yet you will walk on it every day. CarpetWays recommend you first think about the following:

  • Traffic:-  A bedroom, for example, takes far less wear than a stair carpet.
  • Your colour scheme:-  Are you matching the carpet to a particular scheme? What are your future decorating plans?
  • Longevity:-  Is it a quick fix or do you want it to last a long time?
  • Your Budget:-  How much can you afford? Don’t forget to include cost of fitting and underlay. Always buy new underlay with new carpets.
  • Plain or Patterned:-  A plain carpet gives more flexibility for the use of pattern elsewhere in the room. Patterned carpet provides more colour options.
The right Carpet for the right Room

Bedroom Carpet

In the Bedroom, there is nothing like getting out of bed and your feet touching the warmth and comfort of carpet rather than chilly floorboards. It is a very personal space and you can do what you want here i.e be unashamedly decadent; be sophisticated – the choice is yours! In terms of wear, it is the room that will take the least so you can save money here.

Lounge or Living Room Carpet

The Living Room, as the name suggests, is often the ‘hub’ of the household so, here again, a hard wearing carpet is needed. We would suggest either an 80% wool/20% nylon mix or, if you have a young family then stain resistant polypropylene might be the answer.

Dining Room Carpet

The Dining Room is often a ‘decorating centre’ and the focus of much effort and expenditure as a ‘showcase’ room. The choice is entirely yours when it comes to the carpet – plain, patterned or loop pile. They will all look attractive.

Hallway Carpet

The Hallway is the first thing people see of our home – and we all like to create a favourable impression. For this reason a stripe is a great way to inject colour and make a statement. It is also an area that takes a lot of wear and tear so your carpet needs to be durable so we recommend a wool mix carpet.

Stairs and Landing Carpet

The Stairs and Landing take a lot of wear as well, so again, a wool rich carpet is strongly recommended. Combining a stripe on the stairs with a contemporary plain carpet in the hall is a clever and practical way to add interest to a functional area. A stair runner is also a clever means of introducing colour and pattern.

Bathroom Carpet

It is a common misconception that you cannot have carpet in the Bathroom – not true. It is only a ‘no no’ if there is the potential for it to get soaked on a regular basis, such as if you have young children.

Carpet Construction
There are a variety of carpet styles and surface texture options available, all of which affect the appearance, feel, and importantly, performance of your carpet. By and large, the more luxurious the surface, the more care it will need. Shorter pile usually wears better than long pile carpet but is not as luxurious. It all comes down to personal taste and room usage. The most common styles are: Tufted Twist Pile Carpet – These carpets have a coarse, rugged finish. Loop Pile Carpet – These replicate the look of natural flooring such as coir and sisal. Cats and anything with long claws are not a good idea with loop pile carpet. Saxony Carpet – Has a deep pile with a pronounced sensuous feel. Though popular in bedrooms, they do flatten so are not recommended in heavy traffic areas. Woven Patterned Carpet – Usually has a smooth velvet surface with excellent appearance retention.

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