Carpets are a great way of adding a splash of colour and softness to a room. Carpet can be made of various materials, e.g. Wool, Nylon, Polypropylene or even natural materials such as sisal. The structure is made up of pile with either a gel or action back backing. There can be various pile types for carpets they are mainly Loop Pile or Cut Pile. Each pile type will create a unique look and feel underfoot.
The carpet pile is the bit that you stand on. The weight refers to the amount of yarn used to make the carpet. There are various different piles for a carpet, the two most common piles are loop pile and cut pile.
A loop pile is when the material is threaded from underneath the carpet and goes up and under again giving it a loop effect.
A cut pile is when the material is threaded from underneath the carpet and goes up and under again. Thereafter it is cut giving it a cut pile effect.
HOW DO I LOOK AFTER MY CARPET?
To look after your carpet you will need to vacuum it regularly and take care of any spillages quickly so they don’t stain. We do recommend that you get your carpets cleaned professionally.
WHAT IS UNDERFELT?
Underfelt is made up of recycled fibres and comes in a range of thicknesses. We however only sell 1000g underfelt as we feel it is the best all round product.
DO I NEED UNDERFELT UNDERNEATH MY CARPET?
There is no need to fit an underfelt below your carpet.
However, it may make the carpet feel much more luxurious under foot.
SHOULD I HIRE A PROFESSIONAL FITTER TO FIT MY CARPET?
Yes, we would recommend you to hire a fitter to fit your flooring. Professional fitters are knowledgeable with hands-on experience in their trade, they will understand the materials and stretch of each type of carpet and will be able to cut your carpet to size with precision - ensuring you get the best finish and look from your chosen carpet.
DO YOU OFFER A FITTING SERVICE?
No, we do not offer a fitting service, however we do recommend our customers to visit: If you are looking for a fitter, we suggest you look one up on SnupIT.co.za.
CAN I FIT CARPET OVER UNDERFLOOR HEATING?
You can fit most carpets over underfloor heating.