Buying a carpet for your home can prove a major event these days, thanks to the sheer volume of carpets and choice around. And that’s why we always encourage you here at Moor Floors to come and chat with us first.
Carpets Poole: Lounge
You and your family will spend most of your time in the lounge so it’s important to get a carpet that ticks both the durable box, but also the comfort one. That’s because, as well as being a high traffic area, the lounge is often used for well.. lounging ie lying or sitting on the floor as well as the sofa.
Because of this, a high-density fibre option (at least 2,000) with a tuft twist of five-plus is pretty much essential. Here at Moor Floors we would always recommend nylon, polyester, triextra and Olefin for sitting rooms and lounges. We also like cushioning memory foam as a backing.
Carpets Poole: Bedroom
The bedroom is where you want to push the boat out in terms of carpet luxury. Well, you want to step onto something soft when you get out the bed first thing in the morning, don’t you! So, opt for a loop-pile number, in the form of a plush or twist-style weave. Alpaca, wool-silk blends and wool-nylon carpets are a good choice here.
This is also where you choose white or a lighter colour too since it’s not considered a high traffic area – and if you are walking around it’s usually in bare feet (or at least shoe-less).
Carpets Poole: Stairs
Stair carpets have to be hard-wearing considering all the traffic they get on a daily basis. And, on that point, they should really be a dark shade too – brown, navy or grey – since this means they are easier to keep clean. Not everyone in the family remembers to take their shoes, trainers or big boots off at the door, after all!
Another way to disguise dirty marks is to get a patterned carpet. And certainly, the more intricate the pattern, the less noticeable any marks will be.
You’ll obviously also want a carpet which isn’t slippery! Synthetic nylon carpets are pretty good in this respect. Other pluses are the fact this material is also stain resistant and durable.
Staying with the ‘stableness’ of a stair carpet ie one you are less likely to slip and fall down, make sure you get a shorter pile (no more than ¾ inches high.
Carpets Poole: Kitchen
Admittedly many people opt for vinyl flooring for a kitchen – but not always. Some families prefer warm carpet underfoot. There’s a bonus too in that drop a glass or a plate on the carpet and it’s not going to break like it would if you had tile on the floor.
When choosing a kitchen carpet, it obviously has to be stain resistant and tough. Carpet tiles can work well in this respect since they are made of stain-resistant propylene. Then again, you could always go for the best of both worlds ie tiles with a rug for areas you know you’ll be standing on, such as in front of the sink or around the dinner table.
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.