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Carpet FAQ's

Before you Buy

You don’t buy carpet very often and you will walk on it every day, so it is worth ensuring you buy what is right for you. We recommend you think about…

The Room

A bedroom, for example, takes far less wear than a stair carpet.

Your colour scheme     Are you matching the carpet to a particular scheme?  What are your future decorating plans?

Longevity     Is it a quick fix or do you want it to last a long time?

Your budget     How much can you afford? Don’t forget to include cost of fitting and underlay.  Carpet is like most things in life – you get what you pay for.

Plain or patterned?     A plain carpet gives more flexibility for the use of pattern elsewhere in the room. Patterned carpet provides more colour options.

Other important things to remember

Measuring the room     Leave it to an expert! Doing it yourself you could end up ordering too much or too little.

Samples of carpet     Use samples to actually see the carpet you like in-situ with natural lighting etc.

Underlay  You should always buy new underlay with new carpet.

The fitting of your carpet     Fitting is a skill – and there is no such thing as ‘free fitting’!  Don’t forget the accessories

Keep the remnants and off-cuts. They can be used as doormats in doorways and you never know when they might be useful.