Carpets Bournemouth & Poole
The reasons it is recommended to buy new underlay with every new carpet purchase are:
- Underlay is vital for a new carpet to sit properly and wear evenly
- It improves the feel of the carpet underfoot and helps with that 'luxury' feel
- It increases heat and sound insulation and can reduce energy costs
- It reduces pile compression and so enables a carpet to retain its appearance for longer
- Noise insulation. Acoustics are considerably improved with carpet and underlay while impact noise is reduced
- New underlay can increase the life of your carpet by forty per cent
Remember that just as carpet may wear more in certain areas, so does the underlay. You wouldn’t buy a new car with old tyres! What is more, manufacturers may not accept a complaint if old underlay has been used or worse still, no underlay has been used at all.
Remember to buy new underlay with a new carpet!
Buying a carpet: Carpet styles
There are a variety of surface texture options available, all of which affect the appearance, feel and importantly performance of your carpet.
By and large, the more luxurious the surface, the more care it will need. Shorter pile usually wears better than long pile carpet but is not as luxurious. It all comes down to personal taste and room usage. The most common styles are:
The most popular type of carpet is the cut pile. It is created from yarn which has been tightly twisted together. It mainly comes in plain colours and has a mottled textured appearance. This is a great option for those seeking a general purpose and economical style around the home
Berber / Loop Pile
A type of carpet which is excellent for durable all purpose use, is looped pile carpet - sometimes referred to as a Berber carpet. This type of carpet features a looped pile making it more hard wearing than other carpet types.
It is also characterised by a heavier and wider kind of yarn. The loops can either be uniform or different sizes for a more textured look and feel. The yarn too can vary in size.
The great thing about looped pile is that it is possible to combine both a varied cut and loop to create a dramatic, sculptured effect to your floor.
Saxony is similar to Shag pile in as much as it also features longer tufts than some of the other styles. It can best be described as a dense cut pile and people often favour it for use in bedrooms and living rooms.