When you talk to us about fitting a new carpet for your home or business, part of our advice includes making recommendations on the type of carpet that is most suitable for your needs and which manufacturers offer which options. This month we want to explore the reasons behind why we use Cormar carpets for many of our carpet installations as it is one manufacturer that we often recommend.
Cormar carpets are incredibly versatile with a range that includes wool twist pile, loop pile, and Saxony styles, many of which are available in Easy Clean versions and a wide variety of colours. The different styles and textures apply to different types of use so it is important to understand a little more about how you will be using the room that you are carpeting before making a decision. Things to consider include:
- How much footfall is the carpet likely to get? For example, stairs will experience greater wear and tear and at a faster rate than a bedroom which sees more limited use throughout the day
- How quickly is it going to get dirty? Again, stairs will become soiled more quickly due to higher use. Entranceways will also experience higher levels of soiling as people come in with muddy and wet shoes
- Are you looking for warmth and luxury? For example, bedrooms will tend to have a denser pile giving that luxurious, deep pile feeling. Saxony styles may therefore be more appropriate in these instances
- If you are looking for a highly-textured carpet, consider a loop pile carpet which can have different loop heights, creating that textured effect. They can also provide additional warmth and greater durability if you opt for natural wool
Over the last few years, with the increase in the take-up and installation of underfloor heating, it is becoming increasingly common to opt for a combination of carpet and heating system that offers greater efficiency and comfort. If this is something that you are considering, then it is important to ensure that the right carpet is chosen to provide the most effective and efficient transfer of heat. A typical tog rating of 2.5 is recommended as the combined thermal resistance of carpet and underlay.
This attention to detail and wide range of options that Cormar carpets offer is one of the key reasons that we frequently recommend them to our clients. There is also an increasing awareness of the impact that we have on the environment, and another important feature is that Cormar Carpets are British made. With exceptional attention to detail and award-winning quality and service (in fact, they have been voted best manufacturer in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017), they are a local alternative to the high levels of imported carpet that is typically sold across the UK. Their sustainability credentials also include membership of the UK’s professional body ensuring sustainable manufacturing, Carpet Recycling UK.
The combination of high quality, wide variety, excellent service, and track record in sustainability make Cormar carpets one of our preferred suppliers. For advice on the right carpet for your home or for a quote, give our specialist team at Cherry Carpets a call on 020 8249 9726 or drop us a line at .