What is the Best Type of Carpet to Buy?

What is the best type of carpet to buy? A great question and the answer will vary from person to person and home to home. Fortunately, at Joe Walker’s Flooring, we have the top tips to ensure that you find the best carpet for you and your home.

What is the Best Type of Carpet Fibre to Buy?

The best carpet fibre for you will depend on a number of factors including your budget and the footfall in that area of the home. Wool and wool-mix fibres are a great choice for carpet as it is incredibly hard-wearing and resilient as well as sustainable, making it an excellent fibre choice if it is within your budget. Alternatively, man-made fibres such as polypropylene, nylon and polyester are budget-friendly options which are also durable. Additionally, many of these man-made materials have stain resistant properties, which can be useful if you are prone to spills.

Density and Weight

Once you have selected the best carpet fibre for you, you need to think about the density and weight of the carpet. Higher density carpets are well-suited for areas with high foot-fall as they are more durable and hard wearing – perfect for hallways and staircases. When it comes to looking at the weight of the carpet, heavier carpets can act as a great sound and heat insulator, while lighter carpets are better suited to homes with underfloor heating.

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The colour and pattern of your carpet will really depend on your own personal style. However, if you are choosing a lighter colour, we would recommend opting for a stain resistant option to ensure that your carpet will look good as new for years to come.

Which Pile Type is Best for Me?

There are two main pile types: woven and tufted. Tufted carpets come in a range of styles, including luxurious long shag and stunning velvet. This tufted style is suitable for any room in your home and is available in a comprehensive range of colours and styles to suit you. Alternatively, woven carpets are incredibly hard wearing and look great in any setting. However, it is worth noting that woven, loop pile carpets are not suitable for pets as their claws can get caught in the loops causing the fibres to become loose.

Check out our last article for more on woven, Berber carpet designs.

What is the best Type of Carpet to Buy?

When it comes to deciding what is the best type of carpet to buy, the team at Joe Walker’s Flooring can help you find the carpet of your dreams. With the best range of carpets Glasgow has on offer, you can be sure that we have the perfect carpet for your home. Check out our comprehensive guide to buying the best carpet for your home.

Visit us in store today for more advice on what is the best type of carpet to buy for your home.


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    G81 1UA

    We are located at 33 Dumbarton Road, Glasgow. Visit our showroom to experience the finest flooring Glasgow can offer.

    We stock laminate flooring, vinyl tiles, luxury vinyl tiles, Karndean and Real Wood Flooring.

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