carpet buying guide
We know a thing or two about carpets! So when you come to Carpetright, you know you’re getting:
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We’ve created this expert guide to make it easier for you to find your perfect carpet. Let our home expert, Lucy Alexander, take you through the different types of carpet in our carpet collection video below.
how to choose carpet by room
Living Room Carpet
Carpets work perfectly for the living room because they’re warm and they’re soft underfoot! Choose from deep Saxony, durable twist or practical loop
With a lot of time spent barefoot in a bedroom you can afford for your carpet to be more luxuriously soft than practical. Want a bit of indulgence? Super soft Saxony carpets have a rich texture and colours to really indulge your feet – and your eyes.
Hall, Stairs & Landing Carpet
Twist, plain and textured carpets are ideal for these spaces because they offer a blend of comfort and practicality. Consider stripes for extra impact on stairs.
Dining Room Carpet
We recommend a stain-resistant carpet to remove the worry of accidental spills. Wool carpets are easy to clean while polypropylene carpet can be cleaned with a bleach solution.
Although not an obvious choice for the bathroom, there are carpets available that can deal with the challenges of this wet zone. Look for our specialist carpets with a waterproof backing.
Like the bathroom, the kitchen is an area prone to staining. Choose one of our specialist carpets for this area that can deal with the high traffic and staining of everyday family life.
choose your carpet texture by fibre
Soft to the touch but stain-resistant and incredibly hard wearing, polypropylene carpets offer excellent value for money and are ideal for pretty much anywhere in the home. Easy to clean, a bleach mix can be used on particularly tough stains.
Polyamide (Nylon) carpet
Tough and durable, polyamide carpets are easy to clean. An ideal choice for a family home, polyamide doesn’t flatten easily and springs back into shape, keeping the carpet looking sumptuous and beautiful. The new generation of Nylon carpets are super soft.
Natural, sustainable and gorgeous to look at, wool is the most resilient fibre enabling it to recover quickly from footfall and retain its appearance. Wool carpets are soft, durable, easy to clean and are available in a 100% pure form or in a blend with at least 50%. Colour looks richer on wool and it provides natural heat and sound insulation and is flame retardant. Although it can be more expensive than man-made fibres, wool carpet is so long-lasting it’s seen as an investment by many.
Tough and natural, Sisal carpets are hard-wearing, comfortable underfoot and have a contemporary, almost organic appearance. A traditional weave gives Sisal carpets their distinctive texture.
choose your carpet pattern by design
A patterned carpet can make a bold statement or add a sense of the traditional to your home. From classic motifs with ornate detailing, to on-trend contemporary styles, there is a patterned carpet to suit every home interior.
Choose a plain carpet to add dramatic colour, a neutral finish or anything in between. The versatility of plain carpet gives you the freedom to create the look you want with simple colour style statements or contrasting shades.
Be bold with your home design; introduce a dynamic striped carpet into your rooms for maximum impact. Especially popular on stairs, vertical stripes can create the illusion of space and are available in a range of contrasting colours which ooze personality.
choose your carpet type by style
carpet pile length
Deep pile carpet
Deep pile carpets are thick, soft underfoot and feel luxurious. The added comfort and warmth makes them a popular choice for cosy spaces within the home.
Short pile carpet
Short pile carpets are more suitable for high-traffic areas of the home such as stairs, landings and dining rooms, as the tufts tend to be closely packed making them resilient and hard wearing.