Top tips for choosing the right Carpet

With so many different colors, materials and designs available, it can be difficult to choose the best carpet for your home. Some materials may require frequent cleanings that simply won’t fit into your busy schedule, others come with a high price tag and some may even have an effect on your health. The wrong carpet may wear out quickly, fade or show stains that stubbornly resist your best cleaning efforts.

Carpets come in many form and its really important to make sure you get the correct type to suit your needs.

Before we start Underlay…       

Don’t be tempted to skimp on the underlay to save a few pounds. Just as a building needs a solid foundation, carpeting relies on a layer of padding for support, strength and a bit of extra cushioning. You can’t see the underlay, but you’ll definitely spot the extra wear and tear on your new carpet if you pick an inadequate underlay material.

Its the pile  of your carpet, the way its made and the fibers used that determine the way it feels under your feet and how it looks and performs. a shorter pile is better for heavy traffic areas as it maintains its appearance for longer but if its luxury your after then go for a longer pile.

Remember to install durable carpet in rooms that see a lot of activity and have high-traffic areas, especially family rooms, hallways and game rooms. If you have children or pets, look for stain resistant carpet.


Smooth to the touch and hard wearing. Perfect for the living room and makes good stair carpet too as its a ideal mix of comfort and durability.


A soft luxury feel and is surprisingly hard-wearing and as such can be used pretty much anywhere in your home, except wet areas. The sumptuous feel makes it the perfect bedroom carpet.

Loop Pile                      

Feels comfy to walk on and its really practical, that is if you don’t have pets! there claws catch the loops and before long it will not look its best. Loop carpets are perfect for the bedroom and living room and some loops make good carpets for stairs.


Berber can either be loop or twist and is available in a wide range of textures and patterns. Stain resistant and super hard wearing. berber carpets can cope with high levels of traffic and can be used in almost every room.


Super affordable and kid – pet friendly, making it a very practical choice. The ribbed design adds texture and a contemporary feel. Perfect if you want to refresh a room on a budget.

Cut & Loop                   

Made with straight and looped fibres which combine to create patterned or plain carpets with an unusual look or texture. Hard wearing and they will give a traditional finish to your home. Again, not a good choice around furry friends.


This has a dense pile that is cut low to give a smooth, luxurious finish. So soft and warm, it makes perfect carpet for loungers and bedrooms.

Whatever your carpet ideas, plans or if you’re just unsure of what you want why not pop into our showroom and we can help you make the journey stress free and fun.

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