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The ins and outs of carpets

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So you’ve made the decision to get rid of your carpet and get some brand new ones. You’ve also decided to come to Welch Mill for your new carpet, and with all the choice we have, we don’t blame you! But where do you start when looking for new carpet? How do you know which carpet type would work best for your home? There are so many types, patterns and fibres to chose from that it can be a little bit confusing. But that’s where we come in! We’ve decided to write up a quick blog to give you the basics and allows you know what you’re looking for in our carpet showroom.

Carpet Fibres

There are two categories of carpet fibres to choose from. You have natural and man-made. Natural carpets include wool and Sisal. They are both soft and hard wearing, and both have distinct underfoot feelings. Wool can be an investment as they are at the top end of some budgets however they are extremely long lasting.

Man-made fibres include nylon and polypropylene. They are both extremely hard wearing and offer a better value for money than natural carpets. They can be stain resistant and bleach cleanable, making them the perfect choice for busy households.

Pile Length

Deep pile carpets can provide a luxurious underfoot feel. Their thick and fluffy properties make it ideal for small and cosy areas of the home.

Short pile carpets are more suited to high foot fall and busy areas of the home. The tufts are tighter packed which makes them harder wearing.

Carpet Styles

Twist is one of the most common styles, the fibres stand straight-ish with some over lapping. This style creates carpets that are smooth and durable.

Saxony carpets have fibres that are densely packed and stand straight next to each other. They’re characterised with a deep, luxurious and hard wearing feel

Loop pile carpets have the fibre type in the name, they’re looped over and connected back on themselves. They’re cosy and extremely practical.

Carpet Showrooms St Helens and Warrington

We hope this blog has been helpful when it comes to delving into the world of carpets. If you do need anything else, please give our team a call on 01942 604656 or why not come and visit our showroom on person?!