Carpet Buying Guide
You've got a lot of flooring types to choose from, so deciding on carpet is already a big decision. But then when it comes time to shop, you realise there are hundreds of options there too!
Don't worry. There may be a lot to consider when it comes to choosing a carpet, but our team of experts have broken it down into easy chunks within this Buying Guide to make sure you know exactly what to buy to fit your room and lifestyle.
Carpet by Room
Living Room Carpet
Carpet is a great choice for the living room. Not only does it add insulation and warm, but it's also soft underfoot when you slip your shoes off at the end of the day. We'd recommend a twist carpet for durability, a practical loop carpet, or a plush Saxony carpet for the living room.
Carpet by Fibre
Polypropylene carpet does it all. It's soft and comfy underfoot, while also managing to be stain-resistant and hard-wearing. This makes it an ideal pick for almost anywhere in the home. If it encounters a stubborn stain, it's one of the few carpet types that can be cleaned with bleach.
On top of all this, it's also an affordable option, making it friendly on the budget too.
Polyester sits second in line in terms of performance and price. It wears much better than polypropylene carpets so if you're worried about seeing any flattening in your carpet then we'd definitely recommend looking at Polyester and even Nylon carpets as they age fantastically well.
Polyamide (Nylon) carpet
The perfect choice for a busy family home, polyamide carpets stand up beautifully to heavy traffic and wear and tear, springing back up into shape easily. It's also easy to clean, making it child and pet-resistant too.
When it comes to natural fibres, you don't get much more resilient than wool. It's not just tough, it's a sustainable option too.
Wool carpets add natural insulation to trap heat and prevent sound traveling. On top of being a practical choice, wool carpets come in a range of stunning colours that look richer and deeper thanks to wools natural ability to take colour.
Choose from 100% wool, or a wool mix. Both are durable, good-looking options.
Sisal carpets are made of woven plant fibres. They're tough and long-lasting, as well as providing a natural, textured look to your room.