How to pick your carpet?

There’s nothing difficult about buying and looking after carpets, but like anything else, a few professional tips can help.

As we know a thing or two about carpets, we’ve put together a fewessential questions you need to consider before choosing the right carpet for your home:

What room are you buying for? 

Think about where the carpet is to go. High traffic areas (stairs, hallways, etc.) need hard wearing practical carpets that will retain their appearance, whereas bedrooms can be fitted with more luxurious qualities as they don’t receive such consistent use. When it comes to the living room, wool or wool-rich twist piles have superb resilience to wear and tear, though easy clean polypropylene carpets are stain resistant and bleach cleanable.

What is your budget?

Be realistic. Carpet, like anything, can vary in price – from the very cheap to the very expensive. The best thing is to work out how much you want to spend but don’t forget to include the cost of fitting, underlay and other materials.

Come into store and have a look at our samples and get some expert advice from our shop staff.

It’s a good idea to take our samples home and check it’s right for your room, and feels right for what you are after.

What’s your priority? Texture? Colour? Cleanability?

Consider what’s important for you, your family circumstances and your home. If you need a carpet that’s easy to clean, look out for ‘family friendly’ fibres, such as the many Polypropylene collections we have in store, which are all dirt and stain resistant and bleach cleanable. If you’ve a household pet at home, you may also want to consider our easy-clean carpets – most of which carry a 10-year guarantee against stain and wear resistance.