Are you looking for high-quality carpet fitters in Brighton?
Before you hire a carpet fitter, you should make sure you know what type of carpet you want. Choosing the right carpet for you home can be tricky, but it’s always worthwhile. There are several factors that you should take into account when considering a carpet: the finish of the carpet, the depth of its pile, its material and its colour. Different finishes, piles and colours suit different environments and personal tastes.
When we are talk about the depth of a carpet’s pile, we are really talking about how thick the carpet’s surface is. Carpets with a deeper pile tend to feel softer and more sumptuous, because the material from which they are made has been used to create a thicker, more luscious surface. Carpets with a deep pile can also help to trap heat. As such, they can help keep a room warm. This makes them suitable for rooms that you relax in and therefore need to keep comfortable, such as living rooms and bedrooms. However, carpets with a deep pile can be harder to clean; they are therefore unsuitable for kitchens and other rooms where they are likely to become stained. You should choose a thinner pile for these rooms.
A carpet’s finish refers the style of its pile and the way it is woven. Carpets with a loop pile finish are made from repeated loops of yarn and often have a nubby, close-knit texture. They are very hard-wearing and are therefore best-suited to rooms that receive a lot of heavy use, such as hallways. In contrast, a cut pile finish feels finer and more luxurious because the top of each loop of yarn has been cut to a uniform, therefore eliminating the nubby feel associated with loop pile finishes. However, this type of finish is durable and shouldn’t be used in areas that receive a lot of wear. Finally, carpets with a ‘textured plush’ tend to be the softest and most luscious available- though they may be slightly more expensive in some cases.
Natural materials such as wool often feel better and look more stylish, whereas artificial materials such as nylon and polyester tend to be more hardwearing and stain-resistant. Artificial materials are usually also cheaper.
The colour of carpet you choose is largely a matter of personal preference. As a general rule, however, you should opt for colours that match or complement your home’s existing colour-scheme. If in doubt, neutral colours are always a safe bet.
Think about what room you intend to place your new carpet in, what stresses it is likely to be subjected to and your home’s overall style. Do you need something simple and functional for a modern home, or would you prefer something satisfyingly lush?
Here at Amwick Floors Ltd, we consider ourselves to be the best carpet fitters in Brighton, and we like to think we know everything there is to know about carpets. By looking through our comments on pile, finish, material and colour, you should be able to work out exactly what type of carpet you need!