Carpet Buying Guide

S&G carpets are members of the Carpet Foundation. They have put together a Carpet Buying Guide which is below. This takes you through all the things you might want to consider before you buy your next carpet.

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. A house full of young children or teenagers will need a practical, hard wearing carpet over luxury and appearance. Stain resistant polypropylene might be the solution in that instance.

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 favourable impression. For this reason a small runner 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.

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.

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 ie if you have young children.

Visit our Showroom or Arrange a Home Visit

S&G Carpets regularly provide domestic and commercial flooring across Devon and North Cornwall, including Bideford, Barnstaple, Torrington, South Molton and Bude. To view our range and discuss your options with a trained advisor, visit our showroom in Torrington, or alternatively arrange a home or business visit by either calling us on 01805 623112 or completing our enquiry form. We’ll come to you free of charge to measure up and provide estimates, we’ll also bring samples with us for you to see how different colours will work alongside your decor and furniture.


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