Carpet can add beauty and style to your home. With so many options to choose from this means that your ultimate choice will reflect how you want to personalise your living spaces. Carpet can be a neutral foundation or it can be a focal point with vibrants colours, strong bold patterns and textures.
Carpet provides thermal insulation which means in those cooler seasons it will retain the warmth longer. Carpeted areas will provide comfort for those who like to sit or play on the ground. Carpet is also a great choice for anyone getting of age as it is a non slip surface and if a fall is to happen they would land on a much softer surface.
Gravity causes common house hold particles like dust, dirst, pollens etc to fall to the floor, your carpet then traps the particles which removes them from the air giving you better air to breath. Regular cleaning of carpets is always recommended to keep dirt’s and dusts out of your carpets to maintain a good healthy indoor air quality.
When it comes to choosing which carpet is best for you there are many things that need to be taken into consideration. See the below guide to carpet to get a better understanding of what you need or come visit us and we can do this for you.
A grade of carpet determines it’s durability.
Carpets come in a variety of textures and fibres. Selecting the fibre type is just as important as selecting the grade of the carpet. Consider the use and traffic of each area when selecting the fibre type. There are five basic types of fibres to choose from.
Nylon is the most durable and treated for stain resistance.It is the most common choice for homes with pets and children as it tough and long lasting. It is the strongest fibre out of the four and easy to clean and maintain.
Polyester is known for its luxurious look and feel. It is suitable for most home, however it is not as durable as nylon. It is also known to be stain resistant and resists moths and mildew. This fibre types cleans very easily and is also resistant to water based stains.
Polypropylene was originally designed for outdoor carpeting or areas likely to come in contact with moisture. It is known to be resistant to moisture, mildew, water damage, stains. Piling, shedding and static. Now its more widely used in homes for its durability and wool like feel and appearance.
Wool is a natural fibre making it environmentally friendly with long lasting properties. It is a non flammable product with a soft and non abrasive feel.
Wool/Nylon blends are 20% nylon and 80% wool. This product gives you the strength and durability of a nylon carpet with the softness of a wool carpet.
Choosing the correct underlay is important to the life span of your carpet. It will also help improve the feel of your carpet, provide insulation, improve soundproofing and it will protect the carpet from the subfloor dust and moisture.
Rubber underlay is made from a natural sponge rubber, offering a firm strength for your carpet. This product is designed to circulate air which will minimise dampness under the carpet.
Foam underlay is made from recycled materials making it an environmentally friendly option. Foam underlays increase the longevity of your carpet, enhance its feel and assist with acoustic and thermal properties. Prices will vary on the quality of the foam.