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CHOOSING YOUR CARPET
 
Carpets offer a feeling of warmth, comfort and cushioning underfoot which is unrivaled by any other floor covering. 
​With so many options available you will be spoilt for choice. 

Carpets are manufactured using four main types of fibre: nylon, polypropylene, polyester and wool.  Each of these offers its own benefits and features.

Nylon (also known as Polyamide) is hard wearing and resilient, the fibres accept dye readily so can offer a great choice of colours, patterns and designs.

Polypropylene is highly stain resistant, easy to clean, durable and resistant to fading.  It is often seen as representing the best value for money.

Polyester gives a feeling of warmth underfoot, it wears well and is easy to clean.  It is often used in saxony carpets and can be mixed with wool or synthetic fibres to combine the benefits of both.

Wool has excellent crush and indentation resistance and is naturally flame retardant.  It is often the first choice for those looking for that extra touch of luxury in their home.

Carpets come in various pile types, again each offering their own features and benefits and their own individual look.

 
The most popular type of carpet is the cut pile. It is created from yarn which has been tightly twisted together. It comes in both plain and flecked colours and has a mottled textured appearance. This is a great option for those seeking a general purpose and practical style around the home.


 
This carpet describes exactly how it feels. The Velvet pile has a very smooth, silky feel with an elegant cut pile finish. This is ideal for bedrooms in need of that luxurious and cosy feel. However, velvet pile is comparatively expensive in relation to some other types of carpet due to the high grade
material which goes into the manufacturing process.


 
Shag pile is made in the same way as cut pile, but has much longer tufts for a fantastically luxurious feel. The shaggy appearance was extremely popular back in the Seventies and this look is increasingly making a comeback at present.


 
A type of carpet which is excellent for durable all purpose use, the loop pile, sometimes referred to   as berber, features a looped pile making it more hard wearing than other carpet types.It is also characterised by a heavier and wider kind of yarn. The loops can either be uniform or different sizes for a more textured look and feel. The yarn too can vary in size. The great thing about looped pile is that it is possible to combine both a varied cut and loop to create a dramatic, sculptured effect to your floor.


Saxony is similar to Shag pile in as much as it also features longer tufts than some of the other styles. It can best be described as a dense cut pile and people often favour it for use in bedrooms and living rooms.




We hope that we have given you an insight into the different options available to you as you browse our range of carpets for the ideal yarn type, pattern style and texture to suit your lifestyle and budget.