In a temperate climate like Scotland’s the winters can be harsh, windy and cold and when choosing flooring for the home carpets may be the best option, particularly for older and period housing.
A fitted carpet is an excellent draught excluder as well as providing actual and psychological warmth to flooring in Edinburgh, Glasgow or Falkirk, when the snow is tipping down and the biting winds are picking up.
Carpets are also helpful in muting sound, so can be a better choice for apartments.
Whether moving into a newly-purchased home or preparing to sell its appearance is important and there is such a wide variety of weave, style, finish, colour and patterns to choose from that the help of an expert is needed to finally decide on the most suitable carpet choice.
Carpeting a home can be a significant expense so it is important that the chosen carpet not only works for the type of use it will get but also lasts well and is easy to clean. At the same time it is important to consider that the carpet will be in place for some time and therefore whether the eventual choice of colour or pattern will be one its owner can live with for a number of years.
Lifestyle is another factor to consider when choosing carpet, for example a home where there are children or pets will need a carpet that is hard wearing and can continue to look good despite the inevitable spills and mishaps. Similarly if a house or flat is being carpeted before being let to tenants is it realistic to expect that they will take the same care of the carpet as would happen in a family home?
It is important therefore to take some time in deciding on a carpet purchase and do the research into the various options that are available to fit the family budget.
Carpets are made of four different types of fibre, wool, nylon, Polypropylene and polyester and may also be a blend of these. To some extent the choice of fibre is dictated by the practical aspects such as stain protection, easy cleaning and durability.
Wool springs back into shape easily and has good resistance to stains as well as keeping its colours for longer. Polypropylene is particularly good for colour-retention and easy cleaning and is generally lower-priced than wool.
Nylon is better able to take strong colours and designs, which can be dyed or printed while polyester is the closest of the man-made fibres to the natural feel of wool.
Carpeting also comes in a range of piles, from loops to flat weaves, and in addition there is an almost infinite variety of colours and patterns to choose from.
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