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Whether you’re looking for a durable stair carpet, plush pile for the lounge or a hard-wearing carpet for the kid’s room, we can point you in the right direction. Cosy and insulating for any room, carpets are often still the first choice when it comes to flooring for many families, couples and homeowners.

With decades of experience to base our advice and knowledge on, together with a huge range of carpet styles to choose from at our carpet shop, rest-assured you’re in the right place.

Regardless of the size of your budget, there will be a carpet to suit your home in our Bournemouth showroom. There are actually more than 1000 samples to look through at our Bournemouth carpet shop, from sturdy loop pile carpets to beautifully sumptuous Saxony carpets.

At Moor Floors we’re open six days a week but we can also pop out and see you with our sample books if that’s more convenient. That way you can actually see what it’ll look like in your room! It’ll also allow us to give you a quote right there and then. If things are a bit tight at the moment then we also offer a range of finance solutions too.

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Your Carpet Shops Buying Guide

We understand that not everyone out there – like ourselves – are experts on carpet styles, patterns and makes. And that’s why we’ve produced this quick guide below.

First though, from hand-woven wool versions to upmarket synthetic carpets, and blended versions, all carpets have a backing – usually latex or recycled felt. They also require underlay, which is the ‘insulating’ part, and helps prolongs the life of the carpet itself.


Cut Pile

This is a carpet which has been sheared (cut). You’ll find cut pile carpets in varying lengths and styles (the style ‘shag pile’ which was popular in the Seventies, was an extra-long pile carpet). Landlords often use cut pile carpets because the entire house can be fitted with the same carpet throughout, producing a uniform, smart and neat appearance.


Plush Pile

Provides a lovely velvet appearance which makes it ideal for a main bedroom or other low-traffic areas. The pile here is cut extremely short, making the fibres densely-packed together – which, in turn, gives it that plush feel. Not great for high traffic areas as it will show footprints and vacuuming marks.


A luxurious style of carpet thanks to the fact its cut pile is very short (although longer than ‘plush pile’). This makes it dense and creates a plush feel. It’s best in low-traffic areas such as the main bedroom or a guest room because it can flatten easily and show footprints.



Twist carpets are very popular, thanks mainly to their ability to avoid showing footprints, dirt and furniture marks. As you would expect, this makes them extremely durable and great for high-traffic areas, such as stairs. The durability comes from the fibre being twisted and lying in different directions. The more intense the twist, the more ‘textured’ the carpet will appear. These carpets may be durable but they also have a luxurious feel.


A luxurious carpet with both long fibres and an intense twist under steam conditions, the Frieze is densely textured. The fibres lie in different directions, meaning it doesn’t show stains easily and is good for high-traffic areas. It’s often referred to as the much-improved, modern-day equivalent of the Shag Pile.

Level Loop Pile

There are several variations of the ‘loop’ – level, patterned (where the loops differ in height) and a combination of level and patterned. Commonly referred to as Berber or ‘uncut pile,’ these carpets are stain resistant so easy to clean. They are also durable so good for offices, retail

outlets and other commercial ventures with a high foot-fall. They’re not good for pets though – especially cats, who can get their claws caught in the loops.


This is a hard-wearing textured carpet where the loops are in straight rows. It isn’t particularly comfortable with bare feet but it is popular and there are lots of different styles and patterns to choose from.


Named after the North African tribe who originally hand-wove them, Berber carpets have loops. This makes them durable and able to hide dirt, but a nightmare if there are pets with claws around, or even small children, thanks to snagging.

We’ve used Moor Floors Carpet Shop to fit two bedroom carpets and vinyl flooring in a large kitchen diner. The service was unparalleled – Steve 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.

Neil Judges

Excellent friendly service with a personal touch, from initially choosing carpet at their carpet shop to having it fitted throughout the house. Would definitely recommend these guys.

Linda Taylor

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