Which type of carpet is best for your home?

Whether you’re decorating your first new house, revamping the family home, or looking to increase the warmth and comfort of your home, there is a type of carpet best suited to your lifestyle. Here, we’ll tell you the best types of carpet for a range of different living situations, no matter what stage of your life you’re in.

For family homes with young kids – wool carpet

It’s an inevitability that as kids grow, the carpet is definitely one of the home furnishings that takes the biggest bashing. From excessive crawling, toddling and running around wearing the carpet pile, to ground in dirt, spillages and stains, it can feel like a parent’s work is never done, when it comes to keeping the carpet clean.

That’s why we recommend taking a look at our range of wool carpets in both twist and loop styles. Wool carpets are one of the most durable carpet types. With its natural stain-resistant properties, wool is ideal for busy areas of the home and will stay in great condition for years to come. It’s also easy to clean, soft underfoot, and comes in a huge variety of colours and patterns, making it ideal for hectic but style-conscious family homes.

little girl playing with toys

For homes with pets – Twist or Berber carpet

We’re sure dog owners everywhere know the frustration of persistent dog hairs and have spent far too much time walking around the room gathering it all together to throw away. What you need is a hard wearing easy-to-vacuum berber or twist carpet with a dense low pile. This means that the fibres are tightly woven and that less dust and dirt sticks to them, perfect for those mucky pups after their walkies.

As you can imagine wall-to-wall carpet is more comfortable for your pets, however, we would also recommend taking a look at our range of laminate flooring too as this can be a fantastically practical solution for any pet-loving household. Just remember to avoid loop pile carpets, as cats and dogs can catch their claws in the loops causing painful injuries.

dogs paws on carpet

For couples and new homeowners – Saxony carpet

For the couples who are looking to add some elegance and style to their rooms, Saxony carpets can certainly offer this in a wide variety of styles and colours. With its dense high pile, these luxurious carpets are soft underfoot and are fantastic in practicality too offering great insulation. Although it may be a little more difficult to clean, the comfort this type of carpet creates definitely makes up for it and it’s perfect for low traffic areas of the home.

A plain Tuscon Saxony Carpet from Carpetright

When choosing the right carpet for your home and lifestyle, there is a huge range to choose from, but we’re here to make finding the perfect carpet easy. Take a look at our handy Carpet Buying Guide, or visit us in store for tips and advice to ensure you get the right flooring for your home.

Alternatively let us come to help you with our free home consultation service and receive expert advice on the best flooring solution for your home.