When it comes to choosing a carpet for your home, it can be a bit of a daunting task. With so many fibres, styles and designs available, it’s enough to make your head spin. Think about the area of your home that you want to carpet. How much foot traffic does it get? To help you make the right choice, here are the different carpet types available:
If you’re looking for a carpet that is dense and luxurious, Saxony, which is similar to Shag pile, is a good option. The pile, which is longer than some of the other styles, can show footprints and flatten more easily than other piles, so is not recommended for areas that take more wear and tear, such as main rooms, hallways and stairs. But if you want to wake up in the morning and sink your bare feet into a deep pile, the Saxony is a perfect choice!
- Popular for bedrooms and dining rooms.
- Provides additional warmth to homes.
- The deep pile adds a sense of luxury
Twist carpets are one of the most popular carpets found in UK homes. They are created from yarn, which has been tightly twisted together. The fibres often have a coarse finish, giving the carpet a rustic, textured appearance. They come in plain or heathered styles. Marks are less likely to show up on heathered carpets, which combine yarns of complimentary shades to create a flecked, multicoloured effect, making then ideal for heavily used areas.
- Hard wearing and easy to maintain
- Perfect for high traffic areas, including the lounge, hall, stairs and landing
- Available in a wide variety of shades
Berber carpet is a popular flooring option worth considering. Here's what to know about Berber carpet and whether it's right for your home.
The defining feature of Berber carpet is its looped construction. Berber carpet features loops (made from fibres such as olefin, nylon and wool) that are sewn or tufted into the carpet's backing. Unlike traditional pile carpets, the loops are usually left uncut. However, you'll also find cut Berber (a.k.a California Berber) and cut-and-loop Berber, which is a combination of loops and cut loops.
A hardwearing carpet that is well suited to busy rooms is the loop pile. It is made from heavier and wider uncut loops of yarn creating a more textured look and feel. It can add style to hallways, stairs and landings. Carpet would work well to help disguise stains. It needs less vacuuming, but the loops may get snagged by pets’ claws.
- The weave bounces back easily.
- Contemporary and stylish.
- Suited to both modern or traditional homes.
Just like the name suggests, velvet carpets are soft and smooth to the touch and have an elegant cut pile finish. They are straighter than twisted yarns, with the cut ends at the top, creating a superb, velvety surface. Luxurious and soft touch, they look well in many rooms, particularly bedrooms and formal rooms.
- A deluxe carpet combining comfort, richness and style.
- Best suited to areas with low or moderate foot traffic.
- Can be a bit more expensive than some other
Natural fibres Carpets
People are looking more and more to natural fibre carpets to reduce the impact on the environment. Materials such as wool, Coir, Jute, Seagrass and Sisal are stylish and hardwearing. Some fibres, however, have little resistance to staining, so it’s advisable to choose a practical colour for areas that are going to be heavily used.
- Good for the environment.
- They help boost the economies of communities around the globe.
- Hard-wearing and suitable for all over the house.
Office can be noisy and fitting a carpet can reduce the noise. We have a large range of commercial Carpet’s including Carpet Tiles which can be supplied & fitted. You can do designs in different colors in Carpet tiles to brighten up large office spaces