We supply an extremely large range of carpets for all your needs, whether you require the most luxurious domestic styles or the hardest wearing utility carpet for contract use, whichever, it is only correct you find as much carpet information as possible on that you wish to purchase.
We can provide you with carpets in pure wool and mixes including wool/polypropylene, in styles including velvet, saxony, tufted, twist pile, loop pile, classic woven axminsters and wiltons. Each carpet comes in a selection of quality and weights depending on how much wear it is expected to endure. Whenever you purchase a carpet advertised as 80% wool/20% nylon, do you actually know the weight and quality of that piece? The percentage can be true, the latter unknown, never disregard the overall piece as a whole.
Beauty, durability, softness, sustainability and piece of mind, natural wool is strong and resilient being particularly robust, it is perfect for busy areas in the home. Natural wool is also a fully renewable and sustainable fibre.
Wool acts as a natural filter, trapping particles such as dust, pollen and fungal spores, keeping them out of the breathing zone where they can cause respiratory problems, a classic example of cleaner air. These particles are not easily dislodged from your carpet through normal use but are easily removed by vacuuming or professional cleaning. Gases produced by cooking, heating, building materials and household products all degrade air quality. Wool captures many of the pollutant gases, naturally neutralising and binding them irreversibly in it’s structure.
A natural resistance to stains means that in many cases fresh spills can be removed simply using clean water and clean absorbent cloths- chemical cleaners are not always required. In contrast as synthetic carpets become worn, the pile flattens and cleaning becomes more difficult, busy walkways such as stairs are a classic example.
The use of carpet enhances sound absorbtion, and the conduction of impact noise can be reduced by up to 30 db, as opposed to comparative values for smoothflooring which lay between 5-15 db.
This combined with the outstanding underfoot comfort of carpet can result in a transition from a warm to a cold season.
It has been estimated that up to 30 days heating costs can be saved, resulting in an energy saving of around 4-6% and a consequent reduction in heating bills.
Noise transfer from room to room is reduced due to wool’s ability to absorb sound and natural echo.
The myth that carpets promote dust-mite allergies is untrue, bedding and bed linen contains up to 70% more house-mites than carpets.
Studies now suggest that a properly maintained wool carpet can have a naturally beneficial effect on your health.
Polypropylene is a non resilient fibre, if crushed it does not bounce back to its original shape easily. Therefore it is advisable to avoid placing such carpets or rugs in areas of high traffic. this product is also sensitive to heat and friction, thus dragging furniture or implements across may leave a permanent mark, although easily maintained, if marked with oil – based stains, these can become permanent quickly.
Polypropylene a product still used by families just starting out with young children or homes for the elderly, where spillages occur, if only crumbs or water based foods these should clean off easily, although the product is expected to be resilient to bleach easily, since it is colourfast, this has been known to occur intermittently, also due to low static energy problems it is ideal in areas such as an office where chairs slide around.
The VOC’s released from polypropylene carpets many believe are health risks these gases are said to last for up to five years, neither is polypropylene as easy to dispose of at the end of it’s life.