Where your carpet will be laid, what its purpose is for and how much you want to pay for it – the answer to these questions will all dictate your choice of floor covering. And if you’re not familiar with the world of carpets – and let’s face it, not many people are unless you’re immersed in the business, then making a selection can prove a bit of a minefield. That’s why we’re here at Moor Floors and why we’re happy to discuss our latest offerings with you any time at our showroom in Dorset. Get in touch today!
Carpets Ferndown: Carpet pile
You’ve probably heard the expression ‘carpet pile’ before but perhaps aren’t too sure what we mean by it. Well, quite simply, a carpet’s pile is all about how dense its fibre’s (threads) are. They can, for instance, be long – in which case you’re talking about a shaggy carpet. Then again, flat pile carpets are also pretty common these days. The length of the pile usually depends on where you’re going to put the carpet.
The density of the pile is just one aspect of it though, the other is the height of the pile. This can range from ¼” all the way up to ¾” (the latter being referred to as a ‘plush’ range).
Carpets Ferndown: woven carpets
Known for its quality, good looks and velvety feel, Axminster is a type of women carpet which has almost become a household name. Another contender in the top stakes – and which, like Axminster is produced on a loom, is Wilton carpets.
Carpets Ferndown: tufted carpets
Shag pile, twist, flatweave and looped carpets are all forms of tufted carpets and are the most popular around today. The manufacturing process involves punching yarn into material, which isn’t as intricate or take as long as women carpets. As a result, these carpets aren’t as expensive to buy – another reason why they’re so sought-after!
Twist is the top tufted carpet in terms of sales, mainly due to its hard-wearing nature. In this type of carpet, the pile all faces the same way. Flatweave carpets are most commonly used on stairs. This is a loop carpet which doesn’t move around (so is safer). The weave in this involves crossing both vertical and horizontal threads.
Other carpet in the tufted carpet range include the luxurious shag pile and looped carpets. The latter are most commonly referred to as Berbers, after the African tribe which initially introduced them to the world. The loops are arranged at different heights, which provides a more textured appearance.
Carpets Ferndown: expertise
Here at Moor Floors we’ve been working with carpets for more than five decades now. Within that time, we have obviously built up a lot of experience and knowledge – so do pick our brains, as it were! We offer a free consultation and are happy to come out and take a look at your home to see what’s the best flooring options for you and your family. At the same time, you are more than welcome to come into our showroom and browse through sample after sample. Be warned though – you’ll be spoiled for choice!
We’ve used Moor Floors to fit two bedroom carpets and vinyl flooring in a large kitchen diner. The service was unparalleled – Brad did an excellent job of explaining the best types of flooring to be used for our needs and even dealt directly with our builder to arrange the best times for his guys to come in and work around the other tradesmen. Nothing was too much trouble!
The fitter was polite and courteous and got the job done quickly with minimal fuss and mess. I’d highly recommend Moor Floors for excellent value flooring and a professional service.