Here at Paul’s Carpets we have a fantastic range of high quality competitively priced carpets. With so much choice, getting the right carpet for the right place in your home or contract location can be an extremely daunting prospect. Luckily for us however, the way carpet made today means there are very few really poor carpets. Improvements in fibre technology and carpet construction techniques thankfully mean that even the less expensive carpets will wear well if they are put in the right place.

Of course, different fibres and constructions will lend a carpet certain properties – wool carpets, polypropylene carpets, nylon carpets or a blend of fibres will each react differently within the same location – but this is by no means the end of the story.

The length of time a carpet will last depends on several factors and each must be considered at the purchasing stage: the carpet pile itself, the fibre, the weight of the fibre and the density of the pile will all contribute or detract from a carpet’s suitability for your chosen location.

The rule of thumb in selecting a carpet is location, location, location. You will find that it pays dividends to spend slightly more for higher quality carpets for areas of high wear such as hallways and living areas, but you may well be able to save some hard earned cash where those feet aren’t quite as frequent.

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These 8 tips will extend the life of your carpets, and keep them looking fresh and newer for longer.

1. Vacuuming Vacuuming is the easiest and cheapest thing you can do to extend the life of your carpet.

2. Buy a good vacuum cleaner All vacuum cleaners are not created equal so make sure you buy a good one that pulls the grit that lays low in the carpet and not just the surface debris. It’s the grit deep in the carpet that rubs and wears the fabric away causing your carpets to look older.

3. Good quality underlay When you buy a carpet you should always replace the underlay with a good quality underlay to support your new carpet, if you don’t you’ll shorten the life of your carpet. A new good quality underlay will keep your carpet looking fresher for much longer and extend the life of your carpets.

4. Carpet Cleaning Ideally you should clean your carpets at least once a year. Carpet cleaning removes the ground in dirt and debris and also removes oily residue and stains. It will make your carpet look newer and it will extend the life of your carpet.

5. Shoes off Have people remove their shoes when entering your home. Even though the soles may be clean they carry fine particles and oily substances from outside which can damage the carpet and age it.

6. No bare feet Now I bet you didn’t realise that bare feet are as damaging to your carpets as shoes are. That’s because the soles of your feet have an oily film (no you can’t feel or see it) that will be picked up by your carpets leaving a residue behind that attracts dirt which then abrades your carpet.

7. Mats and Runners For high traffic areas such as halls or entrances a mat or runner is an excellent way to save abuse to the carpet. Use the mats and runners to absorb initial dirt and grime upon entering the house and keep it isolated. The mats can easily be replaced or cleaned. This will add years to the carpet in these areas.

8. Remove Stains Remove stains immediately after they occur. Follow the manufacturers directions or use a carpet cleaner solution. Stains once set can be difficult to remove and nothing will age your carpet faster than a bunch of stains. Most stains, yes even the difficult ones, can be lifted if the proper procedures are followed.

Karndean Flooring

Karndean flooring is made from an exceptionally durable form of customised vinyl, Karndean flooring replicates all the beauty of natural flooring materials with none of the practical drawbacks. Whilst being virtually indistinguishable from the materials which inspire our designs, Karndean flooring offers significant advantages in terms of design capability, maintenance and cost.

Made from an exceptionally durable form of customised vinyl, Karndean comes without the drawbacks of some natural products and is much warmer and quieter under foot, offering any home or business an easy and low cost flooring option. As Karndean comes as individual planks and tiles the product offers a significant advantage to designing your own personalised floor.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Karndean

These FAQ’S will help you to decided if this type of flooring is suitable for your needs.

What is Karndean made of ?
Karndean flooring is made up of pure virgin PVC with high quality plasticizers and is manufactured to create a textured surface which replicates the natural products.

Will a Karndean floor be slippery?
As with most smooth floor coverings, water and other liquids on the surface of the floor can make them slippery. Karndean floors do have high levels of non-slip properties but to prevent slipping clean up and spillages immediately and keep the floor dry.

What happens if I spill anything on my Karndean Floor or stain it ?
If your Karndean floor has been fitted by an approved Karndean Flooring Fitter, then your Karndean floor should have been fitted tightly so that no spillages seep through tile edges or custom cuts. Spills should be cleaned up immediately to avoid slippery surfaces.  Most common stains will not effect a Karndean floor, however there are items which can stain such as solvent based liquids. The use of Dim Glow will provide some protection against this type of damage.

Can I put a floor mat/rug on my Karndean Floor?
It is very important to not allow rubber backed mats or rubber footed furniture to come into contact with the floor. Products used in the manufacturing of the rubber backed mats may migrate with the vinyl flooring and stain.Table and chair legs can scratch a Karndean floor so should be protected by applying felt pads to the underside of the feet (available with the Clean Start Kit).

Artificial Grass

Synthetic turf can be used in buildings that have roof terraces and balconies as well as garden areas to replace existing lawns

Artificial Grass

Artificial grass is a product that is manufactured from synthetic fibres which are made to look like natural grass. It was originally used in sports arenas in sports that were usually played on grass. However, it is now being used on residential lawns and in commercial areas as well. The main reason for doing so is low maintenance — artificial turf resists heavy use, such as children playing sports and pets; plus it requires no watering or mowing.

Here at Paul’s Carpets we can advise you artificial grass and easily identifiy if the product would be suitable for your needs

Many people throughout the United Kingdom are choosing to replace shabby looking lawns with synthetic turf for many different reasons, one of the main reasons being low maintenance. Once installed your new artificial lawn will not require much maintenance; leaves, twigs and seeds will nedd to be regularly removed from the lawn but mowing will be a thing of the past. There is also a saving on water and the fact that damaging pesticides will not be needed.

Asthetically, your lawn will benefit from an all year round appearance that provides a great playing surface for your children and pets – no more muddy patches or bald spots. Artificial lawns are easy to clean, any spillages are removed using a mild household detergent and warm water, that includes pet mess. Many people are turning to these products to provide dog runs and outdoor play mats.

We supply businesses, trade and consumers direct with their chosen grass products. Sports products can be supplied on enquiry.

Laminate Flooring

Laminate flooring is a man made product, designed to replicate mainly wooden floors but also other floorcoverings such as stone tiles. Laminate floors are very durable due to the layers of the board being made to be as strong and as dense as possible, so it can perform as a very hardwearing floor.

Visit us at Paul’s Carpets to see our range.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Laminate

These FAQ’S will help you to decided if this type of flooring is suitable for your needs.

Is laminate cold underfoot?
Laminate flooring is warm to the touch unlike ceramic or natural stone floors which can also become really cold in winter months. Laminate floors will take on the ambient heat within the room.

Is laminate noisy underfoot?
Laminate floors will be slightly noisier than a carpet, however you can keep any noise to a minimum by puchasing sound-proofing underlay to go underneath. They do not produce a noise that is untolerable at all.

Where can I install laminate flooring?
Laminate flooring can be installed in almost any situation. It is ok to use in kitchens as they are moisture resistant, although we recommend any spillages are wiped up immediately in case somebody slips. We also have a specific range warranted for use in bathrooms as mentioned above.

Can I install laminate over underfloor heating?
Yes, laminate flooring is suitable for use on under floor heating. The manufacturers advice an underlay that is compatible, usually the thinner underlays on offer, as they will not reduce the performance of the heating system. It is worth checking with the underfloor heating supplier that laminate flooring can be laid over it.

Can I install laminate in a commercial area?
Yes, several of our laminates are suitable for installation in both residential and commercial areas and offer warranties to suit each situation.

Can I lay laminate flooring outside?
No, it is not recommended for outdoor use.

Is laminate flooring suitable for people with allergies?
Due to the closed joints between the boards, there’s nowhere for dust to accumilate. Dust mites and other allergy-causing organisms cannot survive on clean laminate floors and this will help you protect your home from allergens. This is extremely important for people suffering from as asthma or dust allergies.

Is Laminate flooring environmentally friendly?
Laminate flooring is produced using recycled paper pulp, making it environmentally friendly. Manufacturers are aware of the obligations of being sustainable, and recycling waste products to protect the environment.