Finding the best carpet shop

Below we outline some good tips when choosing a good carpet retailer, of course you can start by asking for recommendations, but if you are new to the area then searching for carpets online is a good way to sort out the chaff by way of looking at there website.

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Carpet Showroom

Choosing a carpet, vinyl, wood or laminate flooring can be a daunting task, with so many styles to choose from sometimes it leaves you overwhelmed but for other people they seem to know what they are looking for.

If you are the latter then maybe the best thing to do is to take a day traveling around Nottingham looking for a carpet store, but!!! before you do that have you ever thought about phoning a local store first?

You see the idea with this is that just because at this point in time do not have any idea of which floorcovering to buy, talking to a flooring specialist explaining which area of the house it is going to be laid in etc may give you a base level understanding of which type of flooring is going to be more suitable for your situation.

Another tip is to check for reviews and may I suggest start off with an independent store rather than a large multi national store, the reason I say this is because the smaller  carpet shop normally has more expertise than just a salesman in a large showroom.

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Carpet Shop

One thing to remember when visiting a carpet store is the lighting I mention this on the home page but it is worth talking about again because it really can make a big difference to how the flooring will look in your own room, as lighting will be different as apposed to the showroom lighting.

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Shop From Home

Bringing flooring samples into your home to make the final decision is very important, inside the room under your own lighting is how the floor covering is going to look, sometimes a carpet can be down for 20yrs or more so better to confirm the colour at home than have a nasty surprise when it arrives from the bright showroom lighting.


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  • Choosing A Reputable Carpet Shop

    Reputable carpet shop

    Start by checking their reviews, have they a large selection of carpets to choose from, It’s important that they bring the carpet samples to your home so that you get to see the carpet under your own lighting. visiting the intended area to properly measure and check the floor prior to fitting is also very important.

  • How much does it cost to carpet a room?

    Measure size of the room

    You need to know the size, width by length of the room, how much per square meter does the carpet cost, will you need grippers to go around the edge of the room, what backing is the carpet determines if you require underlay or not? Look for a carpet store that does free estimates.

  • How much does a carpet cost?

    Shown a woven style carpet

    Cord carpet being the cheapest retails around £2.99 per sq mtr, Middle of the range, twist, natural or saxony style £16.99 per sq mtr, high end woven Axminster, Wilton £59.99 per sq mtr

  • How often should you replace carpet?

    More often than not a carpet is replaced before it gets old, the typical life expectancy for modern carpeting is between 5 to 15 years, depending upon the quality of its construction and the amount of foot traffic it receives on a regular basis.

  • How do I choose a good quality carpet?

    As a rule of thumb, short, dense-fibre carpets are the most durable. You’ll discover that carpets with longer loops and hairs look bulkier, but weigh less. When it comes to colour, darker colours work best in well-trodden ares, but you might choose a lighter shade for a bedroom.

  • What carpet wears the best?

    80 20 wool carpet sample book

    For domestic areas a 40, 50 or 60 oz 80/20 Wool carpet is one of the better carpets to use, berber, twist or velvet style is a matter of your choice and are all suitable for lounge, diner, bedrooms and hall stairs and landings. But with the advance of modern technology a good Nylon carpet with stain resistance will suffice.

  • What is the most durable type of carpet?

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    The most durable and stain resistant carpet available is a Nylon fiber, when treated with stain protection. It is the carpet of choice for home owners with pets and children and for those who entertain a lot. Easy to clean off spills and food.

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