Select by design

The look and feel of your chosen room can be totally transformed by the style, colour and design of your carpet. Buying carpet can be an expensive outlay, so it is imperative to be exactly sure of how your carpet will work in your home environment.

We advise getting a pen and paper and jotting down some thoughts provoked by the following questions. If you are still unsure, remember that our advisors do home visits and will be able to guide you into making the best decision for your needs.

What effect am I trying to achieve?

What colour, design and style are you looking for and what do you need your carpet to match with? Smaller rooms need smaller patterns or plain carpets, larger rooms can take larger patterns. How do you want the carpet to feel underfoot? Are you trying to make a room cosy with warm colours? Does it fit your taste? Will it match your lifestyle?

How long do I want the carpet to last?

Everybody wants their carpet to last for a long time and keep looking good, but how long they actually last for depends upon both the style of carpet that you pick and your answers to the following questions.

How much use (traffic) will the carpet get?

Is the carpet going in a room with heavy wear (like the stairs or living room) or light wear (such as a spare bedroom)? How many people live in the house? Have you any children or pets? Are there likely to be spillages? All of these factors will affect how much use your carpet gets and therefore how long it is likely to last. Even the shoes you wear in the home or the amount that you vacuum can affect the life of your carpet.

How much can I afford to spend?

With carpet, you get what you pay for in terms of quality. High traffic areas will need a more durable carpet unless you are prepared to replace your carpet as it gets worn down more frequently. Durable and luxurious carpets are more expensive although you can find cheap, durable carpets in some ranges.

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Telephone: 01992 470022
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Tony Holt Carpet Contracts Ltd
Units 2/3 Knight Properties
Brewery Road
Hertfordshire EN11 8HF

Giovanna Maria Casetta 'A Descent into Glamour' 2005 Photograph Kerry Brown Courtesy of Commissions East