Carpet Choosing Guide

Room by Room Guide

Bedroom Carpet

In the Bedroom, there is nothing like getting out of bed and your feet touching the warmth and comfort of carpet rather than chilly floorboards. It is a very personal space and you can do what you want here i.e be unashamedly decadent; be sophisticated – the choice is yours! In terms of wear, it is the room that will take the least so you can save money here. A bit of carpet buying advice here is that if, for example, your preferred carpet comes in more than one weight, you don’t need to buy the heavier weight as it will not be subjected to heavy wear.

Living Room Carpet

The Living Room, as the name suggests, is often the ‘hub’ of the household so, here again, a hard wearing carpet is needed. We would suggest either an 80% wool/20% nylon mix or, if you have a young family then stain resistant polypropylene might be the answer.

Dining Room Carpet

The Dining Room is often a ‘decorating centre’ and the focus of much effort and expenditure as a ‘showcase’ room. The choice is entirely yours when it comes to the carpet – plain, patterned or loop pile. They will all look attractive.

Hallway Carpet

The Hallway is the first thing people see of our home – and we all like to create a favorable impression. For this reason a stripe is a great way to inject colour and make a statement. It is also an area that takes a lot of wear and tear so your carpet needs to be durable so we recommend a wool mix carpet.  Other alternatives is to go for a Karndean floor, a laminate which requires little maintenance and even Vinyl flooring nowadays comes with a huge variety of designs and colour ways.  

Stairs and Landing Carpet

The Stairs and Landing take a lot of wear as well, so again, a wool rich carpet is strongly recommended. Combining a stripe on the stairs with a contemporary plain carpet in the hall is a clever and practical way to add interest to a functional area. A stair runner is also a clever means of introducing colour and pattern.  Other alternatives include a Berber carpet, a Twist pile carpet, a Cut pile carpet or a stain resistant carpet like a Cormar carpet or Abingdon stainproof carpet provided by World of Carpets. 

Bathroom Carpet

It is a common misconception that you cannot have carpet in the Bathroom – not true. It is only a ‘no no’ if there is the potential for it to get soaked on a regular basis, such as if you have young children.