MEASURING YOUR ROOM SIZE
We offer a FREE measuring and estimating service for all our products. If you are measuring yourself it is important to remember the following:
1. Not all wall’s run straight.
2. Have you measured into the doorway?
3. If decorating the room before fitting the new flooring will there be any alterations (eg are you leaving existing skirting boards, changing the fireplace or installing fitted furniture or kitchen units?
4. Remember to be generous when noting your measurements as not all rooms are square.
Most tape measures are in imperial and metric but a quick guide is as follows:
5m = 16′ 3″ 4m = 13′ 1″ 2m = 6′ 6″
1m = 3′ 3″ 3.66m = 12′ 4.57m = 15′

TOP TIPS FOR CHOOSING A CARPET
BEFORE CHOOSING THE CARPET STYLE AND FIBRE FOR YOUR ROOM FIRST READ OUR TOP TIPS FOR BUYING A CARPET
1. Consider the area and AMOUNT OF WEAR it will receive, downstairs rooms and stairs will receive more wear and general soiling than upstairs. Be prepared to spend more of your budget on buying a durable, resilient carpet for these areas.
2. Get your room PROFESSIONALLY MEASURED, we will help you to achieve the most cost effective way to carpet your home. By careful planning and use of the correct width of carpet we will enable you to minimise waste and save money.
3. Borrow SAMPLES of the carpets you like, look at the colour in daylight and the artificial light of the room to make sure it is what you want.
4. Remember that carpet samples or cuttings provided must only be used as a guide, since it is unlikely that the carpet you receive will be from the same production batch.
5. Choose a good quality UNDERLAY, this will help prolong the life of your carpet.
6. Have your carpet FITTED BY A PROFESSIONAL.
7. Keep your CARPET CARE GUIDE (provided with the carpet) in a safe place, so that you get the best from your new carpet over the coming years.
8. To avoid seams in wider rooms – we can supply carpets in 5 metre & 4 metre widths.

MAINTENANCE
The key to good carpet maintenance is to avoid particles of loose dirt and dust from working their way into the carpet pile where they will act abrasively on the fibres and discolour the carpet.
1. Vacuum your new carpet regularly at least two or three times a week.
2. A large, strong doormat will reduce dirt from outside being spread around the house.
3. Avoid where possible laying light coloured carpets next to external entrances.
4. Loop pile carpets should be vacuumed with a cylinder cleaner using the suction head only.
5. Cut pile carpets should be vacuumed with an upright cleaner with beater bar and brush.
6. Man-made fibre carpets and wool twist pile carpets should be vacuumed regularly as soon as they are laid to pick up any isolated particles.

CLEANING
Follow these general rules below for dealing with spillage. For more persistent or unusual stains contact a professional carpet cleaner.
1. spillage are more easily removed if tackled immediately so act promptly and blot off all the liquid stain with dry kitchen roll or a clean dry white cloth.
Semi solid substances should be removed with a plastic spatula.
2. To clean off any remaining stain use a clean damp cloth soaked in warm water to blot the stain. Use a dabbing action with the cloth and then blot out the remaining liquid with dry kitchen towel.
3. Do not rub the pile surface of your carpet or over soak the stain.
4. Always work from the outside of the stain inward to minimise the stain spreading.

CARPET FIBRES

There are a variety of carpet fibres available and each has its own properties, here is a guide to the benefits of the carpet fibres available.
WOOL
Wool is the most commonly used natural carpet fibre in the world. It is a traditional carpet fibre and is still considered to be the most luxurious. Its properties include excellent resilience (which is its ability to spring back into shape), good resistance to soiling, low flammability and easy to clean.
With a greater life expectancy, wool will maintain its newness and original appearance longer. Spills and dirt are easily removed because of wool’s protective outer layer. It keeps dirt and dust high on the pile surface where it can be easily vacuumed. This protective membrane also keeps most spills on the surface until they can be blotted dry.
Wool is naturally flame resistant and will self extinguish when the source of the flame is removed. Cigarette burns will not scar and melt wool carpets as they do synthetics. As the costs of synthetics continue to rise, wool maintains its appearance and value long after other carpets have had to be replaced.
Wool is a renewable resource and biodegradable.
FIBRE BLENDS
Very often wool is blended with a percentage of synthetic fibre such as nylon or polypropylene, the most common blends are: 80% Wool and 20% Nylon 80% Wool, 10% Nylon and 10% Tuftbond 50% Wool, 40% Polypropylene, 10% Tuftbond Combining fibres means you get a mix of the positive properties from various fibres and changing the quantities of the blends means that there is a carpet fibre which is suitable for throughout your home.
POLYPROPYLENE
A strong fibre which has very good wearing and stain resistant qualities, it also offers very good value for money.
POLYESTER
This fibre has a soft feel and a lustrous appearance making it an ideal product for bedroom and bathroom carpets. It also has good stain resist and wear qualities.