GUIDE TO BUYING CARPET
The main factors to consider when selecting your carpet are the style (cut or loop), fibre (wool, nylon, polyester or triexta) and colour. Your budget will also dictate your selection so our pricing guide will help narrow down the choices.
'Cut Pile Plush' has a shorter yard which is slightly twisted gives a softer feel underfoot and more velor look but is more prone to tracking so best used in lower foot traffic areas.
'Cut Pile Twist' has a tighter twist making it more hard wearing and less likely to track, whilst still giving a luxrious look.
Loop pile is made by threading the fibre through the carpet backing and back through the front again to form a series of loops. It has a more casual look, hides footprints and is well suited to high traffic areas.
There are different varieties including level loop (uniform height loops), multi level loop (loops are different heights) and sisal (runs in rows).
HARD FLOORING GUIDE
LVT, Laminate, timber, hybrid or vinyl?
When selecting your hard flooring you'll want to take into considering the look you are after (would you like a timber look or tiles?), where it will be used (bathrooms need to consider water proof rating, kitchens need to be hard wearing) and budget (engineered timber can be more expensive than Luxury Vinyl Planks but it does offer other benefits).