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Carpets for New Homes Part 1

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Carpets for New Homes Part 1

Moving into a new home can be quite a stressful time. Whether it is choosing furniture, decorating or picking the final touches, it can be quite a lengthy process. In this short guide, The Carpet Showroom will give all the tips you will need for choosing a suitable carpet for your new home.

What room are you furnishing?

This is a very important question to consider as each different type of carpet has got its own strengths and weaknesses depending on the area.

Living Room

For the living room, choose a combination of softness and durability, but most importantly something which is comfortable underfoot. The Carpet Showroom recommends Options 288, which comes in weights from 32oz to 60oz. Made with a blend of wool and polypropylene this range combines the durability of modern fibres with all the resilience and softness of wool. With 36 colours to choose from this range will suit all tastes.


In the bedroom you can be a little more adventurous and choose thicker piled carpet to create a luxurious and warm ambience. Plush twist styles such as the Easicare Deep Sensation range is ideal for the bedroom thanks to its thick pile, which is great for comfort underfoot Because of the thick pile of the carpet, the fibres can flatten with consistent footfall, which is why we recommend this type of carpet to only be used in bedrooms of occasional use. Another perfect option for the bedroom is the Imperial Velvet range. This stunning range gives you a luxurious velvet finish with 20 up to date colours for the modern or period interior.


The hallway has the most traffic in the home meaning the most important thing to look for in a carpet is one which is hardwearing and will maintain its appearance with constant footfall. The Carpet Showroom recommends Sonata Islay as it is a stylish yet practical carpet. The construction of the fibres means the yarn is tightly woven, creating a firm finish. It also has the added value of having a 10 year stain warranty, ideal for muddy footprints and any dirt that may get trodden in.

We hope this guide helped you choose the carpets for the rooms in your home. In part two, we will specifically be looking at colour choice and how that can affect your mood and decor choices. If you would like to share your new home photos check out our Facebook, Twitter and Google Plus pages.

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