What is the best carpet?
The best carpet for your home depends on a number of factors such as which room you will be carpeting, whether you have children or pets, your preferred style, your budget and the level of foot traffic through the room.
What type of underlay will I need for my new carpet?
Generally, we use an 8mm underlay which is sufficient for all areas of a residential home. For commercial projects or homes with high foot traffic volumes then we will recommend a thicker underlay.
What type of vacuum cleaner do I need for my carpet?
For loop pile carpets, we recommend using a suction head only as any vigorous beater heads or brushes will catch and lift the fibres creating a bobbled appearance.
For cut pile carpet, we recommend using an upright cleaner with beater and brush.
How often should I clean my carpet?
Generally, you should vacuum your carpet regularly – 2-3 times per week.
Will the colour of my carpet fade over time?
Carpets, like all other dyed textiles, will slowly fade over time when exposed to direct sunlight. To minimise fading, we recommend using curtains, blinds or tinted windows to shade the carpet from sunlight.
Are wool or synthetic carpets better?
Neither material is better than the other, but both have their own advantages.
Synthetic carpets are generally cheaper than wool, and stains tend to be removed easier.
Wool tends to have excellent crush resistance, which is why it is perfect in areas of high foot traffic.
How wide are carpets?
Generally, carpets come in widths of either 4 or 5 meters. However, certain ranges are also available in widths of 2 or 3 meters.
Why does the colour of a carpet change when in your own home?
The lighting between our showroom and your home tends to be significantly different. Therefore, it is always important to take a sample of your preferred carpet home to ensure that the lighting does not affect your perception of the carpets colour.
Does carpet increase the risk of asthma and dust related allergies?
Generally, carpets tend to collect dust and allergens until vacuumed up, therefore there is less in the air, or ‘breathing zone’. This is especially true for wool based carpets.