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The Carpet Guide

Why Choose Carpet Anyway?

The carpet guide has advice on everything from construction to coloulr so read on…..

Choosing carpet has many benefits, and these have only helped its recent popularity. So use the carpet guide to aid you through the process.

Of course they include the obvious warmth aspect as carpet is the ideal choice for living rooms, family rooms, bedrooms and other areas where warmth is desired – to insulation, where quality carpet really does provide that extra layer of padding, adding to energy efficiency as well as comfort to your home.

Another factor in our carpet guide is safety, as carpet promises a nonslip surface to help prevent accidents and a natural cushion in the event of a fall, as is noise reduction, as carpet dampens noise in three ways:-

  1. Reducing surface noise from foot traffic
  2. Absorbing airborne sound
  3. Blocking transmission of sound between floors – handy for flats.

Carpet Buying Guide

There is also the design and decoration of a room. Carpet can be the main foundation of most room’s design, mainly because it is available in so many textures and colours, carpet creates numerous of possibilities for decorating.

Cheap Carpet Plymouth

The low cost of carpet offers an financial alternative to other flooring solutions such as ceramic, slate and hardwood, and installation costs are typically less than for hard surfaces. Finding cheap carpets in today’s market that are also long-lasting and remarkably durable is not always possible – be warned, but the addition of a cheap carpet to any room can even disguise existing floor problems and hide other imperfections, such as uneven and unlevelled floors.

Different Carpet Constructions

Use the Carpet Guide to select which products you require

Woven carpets

Carpets can be constructed in 1 of 2 ways – weaving or tufting. Although often expensive, woven carpets are made primarily with wool and are extremely robust. Woven carpets can be produced by hand or by machine yet both methods mostly follow the same technique. The yarn is woven through & around vertical fibres called warps, then locked into place with horizontal strands.

Tufted Carpets

90%  of carpets sold today in the UK are constructed using the carpet tufting technique. Tufted carpets are available most colours, designs and textures. Carpet tufting machines use computers to determine many things including:-

  • patterns
  • styles
  • construction
  • density

Once the yarns are in place, the carpet is dyed using a variety of methods to create patterns or effects. For some carpets; at the final stage the yarn is stretched or the loops are cut. This stage will help determine the carpet’s texture  and softness.

Secondary Stretched Backing

Carpet also receives a secondary stretched backing, to give it stability and to allow it to be stretched during installation. Some carpets today also receive stain protection during the manufacturing however it is also very popular to have your carpet professionally treated using products such as Staingard which is but just one of the many services offered by Simply Carpets Plymouth. The quality of a carpet will depend on the type of yarn used, and how that yarn is treated during manufacturing.

The Carpet Guide to Carpet Fibres

Excluding natural materials, nylon, polyester, wool and olefin are the mostly widely used fibres during carpet construction, and each offers qualities useful in specific applications. Nylon is the most expensive type of fibre, it is also soft and resilient, which makes it great for any room in your home especially high traffic and bedrooms.  Its often the choice for parents as man made fibre products have many benefits over natural products as they don’t provoke allergies and dust mites prefer wool to nylon!