Yearly Archives: 2015

Replacing your tired old carpet

Posted on December 27, 2015 at 5:46 pm

Not many of us like the idea of replacing a carpet, no matter how old it is. A new carpet can be quite a hefty expense depending on the size of the room, and there are plenty of other household items we’d rather spend out money on.

That said, a worn carpet can make your home look scruffy, so it’s worth changing it. The good news is that a new carpet doesn’t actually take that long to fit nowadays, and a carpet man could be in and out of your house in just a few hours (for one medium sized room). There are many different types of carpets to choose form today, so whether you need ultra premium fabric or just a cheap basic carpet, the options are there.

For a typical three-bedroom property, it doesn’t usually take more than 3 days to change all of the carpets, and you’ll be surprised how much you can save if you shop around.

Posted in Natural Carpets

Buying a stain resistant carpet

Posted on December 18, 2015 at 10:59 pm

It’s something we could have only ever dreamed of years ago, but it’s now a reality. We can now buy stain resistant carpets! That’s right, you can now spill a glass of red wine on your carpet, only to find that it hasn’t stained it at all. Well, almost…

Stain resistant carpets are easier to clean, but they still need to be washed thoroughly. By stain resistant, we essentially mean resistant against stains when cleaned thoroughly with water. It’s a great option if you have children or pets where spills are common, and rather than having to call out the professional, you can quickly rinse the carpet out and voila, it’s clean! Say goodbye to expensive carpet cleaning equipment, and say hello to a beautifully engineered carpet. Stain resistant products do cost a little more than your average, but they’re certainly worth an investment if they protect you against spills for years to come!

Posted in Carpet Cleaning

Easy Carpet Cleaning

Posted on December 11, 2015 at 1:36 pm

Carpeting in a home can add warmth and comfort like no other floor covering. On the coldest of winter days, carpet can help to keep your feet warm. It adds padding as you walk and is slip resistant. Without proper care, carpeting can become dirty and smelly. Also, dust mites, a major cause of allergy problems can set up a breeding and feeding station in dirty carpets. Nottingham carpet cleaning services can help to keep your carpets clean. You should call for this service at least twice every year.

Not all carpet cleaning services offer the same type of carpet cleaning Nottingham. The correct method for your carpet will depend on several factors, including the type of traffic on your carpet whether you have children or pets, and if allergies are a problem. With any of these factors, the method of carpet cleaning may need to change.

Before agreeing to any type of carpet cleaning, be sure that the method is compatible with your carpets. Nottingham carpet cleaning professionals will be able to tell you the best method for your particular carpets or rugs. The most common forms of carpet cleaning include shampooing, foam cleaning, dry cleaning and steam cleaning. The fifth type of carpet cleaning is the bonnet method. However, it is reserved for cleaning commercial carpets and should not be used in your home.

Posted in Carpet Cleaning

Choosing a carpet colour – What you should consider?

Posted on October 23, 2015 at 8:23 pm

It can be difficult to decide on a carpet colour, but don’t worry we’re here to help. It doesn’t matter what home you have, the following tips will help you decide on a colour that’s right for your home.

Firstly, take a look at your walls, is your home bright or dark? Is there a colour theme running throughout, or is there an opportunity to hone in on a set of colours. If you have red walls, you may want to complete the theme with a red carpet, but that could be too much. You may want to break up a colour theme with a contrasting carpet, so if this is the case, start to think of colours that can work well.

You may also want to consider whether you’re running the same coloured carpet throughout or having a different one in each room. If you are opting for a one-for-all, then consider a neutral colour, like grey, cream or white.

Posted in Natural Carpets

Colourful Carpet Trends for 2015

Posted on August 28, 2015 at 4:36 pm

The best trends and fashions always come back around. This is certainly happening with carpets this season – vintage prints, patterns and bright colours have made a comeback, and are once again proving popular with numerous consumers. That’s not to say that you have to adorn your home with the brash, swirly carpets of the 70s – this is a more refined, modern take on vintage styles. Here is a brief guide to making 2015’s carpet trends work for you.

You can use vintage carpets to accessorise a smaller area of your home. Buy a vintage second-hand rug as a focal point for a room, or use a larger area of carpet to create a bigger rug. This style will work especially well with hardwood flooring, especially if they’ve got a natural finish.

Patterns have certainly made a comeback, but smaller and more subtle than before. In fact, you may want to make use of texture more so than actual patterns. Textured loop carpets and ribbed carpets are stylish, durable and help to hide hoover marks. If you do want to try out some patterns, you could choose subtle geometric designs like diamonds or squares. Stripes are also popular – you could use these in smaller areas and coordinate other areas of the room to match, such as in a hallway or on the stairs.

In terms of colours, pastels are highly fashionable. Pinks and blues are particularly prominent. You could choose an all-over pastel shade, or select pastel shades for your patterned carpets or rugs to create a high fashion look.

Posted in Home Improvements, Natural Carpets, Natural Flooring

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