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A lounge is one of the most used areas in our homes. It is our comfortable environment to go to unwind, relax and enjoy our time with family and friends. 

Decorating our homes is such a personal thing that It is more of an extension of our personalities and passions.

A new lounge carpet has a huge impact on how our home will look and it is one of the easiest ways, along with a fresh coat of paint, to transform the lounge, without breaking the bank. A new carpet in a vibrant or soothing shade is the finishing piece to any decor

What is the best colour carpet for a living room?

If you are not sure what colour of carpet to pick for your lounge then why not consider the soft furnishings already in the room, how you use the room and how much natural light comes in to help you select the best shade.

Neutral coloured carpets continue to be a firm favourite because they highlight a feeling of space and airiness.

If you are looking for more of a casual style then blend softer palleted colours, such as greys and smoky blues with textured fabrics. Ensure that you carefully consider wall colours and furniture pieces when matching your new lounge carpet.

Period properties with their beautiful large windows, high ceilings and traditional fireplaces provide an ideal space to use slightly darker colours on walls. This gives you an opportunity to innovate with carpet textures to complement the heritage of the home and add warmth.

Why not be on-trend and incorporate dusty pinks into your décor, they are extremely easy on the eye and simple to incorporate. Choose bright furniture pieces and wall colourings to blend with shiny accessories and a contemporary luxurious grey carpet to tie the look together.

Experiment with a cream or white carpet in an open, airy room to maximise the light, create a sense of space and keep the sun’s feel-good brightness at home.

What Carpet is best for a lounge?

When it comes to carpeting a lounge, one of the main attributes that you might want to consider is its durability. The durability of a carpet comes from a variety of different key features, including the thickness of a carpet’s pile, the way that the fibres have been cut and the material that the carpet is made out of.

How much does a lounge carpet cost?

If you are looking to give your lounge a fresh, updated look, having a new carpet fitted will make all the difference. It is a quick and easy way to transform the space.

The cost of a new lounge carpet can vary hugely, as there are several factors to consider. The material, the durability, the quality of underlay and the fitting are to name a few. Why not let Avana Flooring carry out a free home flooring consultation and give you a free no-obligation quotation. 

Based on a room size of 4m x 4m: 

·       You can have a new medium grade carpet, underlay, any accessories and fitting from £216.

·       It is possible to have a light grade felt back carpet fitted without underlay, which starts at £168. 

Should carpets be lighter or darker than walls? 

It is worth a thought to install darker colour carpets in rooms where there is significant foot traffic to hide dirt and marks, the only drawback is that it can make a room feel smaller.

What colour makes a room look bigger? 

The colour and type of carpet that you have installed can instantly make a room feel larger or smaller. A neutral colour carpet is the best choice, no matter the colour of the walls. Overall a lighter colour carpet makes a room feel more spacious and brighter.

What is the most popular carpet colour? 

Traditional neutral colours like beige are out and grey is the new neutral, adding a beautiful, contemporary look to any room. Grey has quickly become the most popular colour, not just for flooring, but for all home furnishings. In addition to looking up to date and trendy, grey carpet sets the tone of a cool, contemporary space. They give you a neutral backdrop for decorating in virtually any colour.  

What colour carpet hides dirt best?

There are several colours that are good at hiding dirt, including grey, browns and any carpet with a heather mix, as its two-tone appearance will not make any dirt or marks obvious to see. With the advancement in bleach cleanable carpets and lifetime stain warranties on certain carpets, the desire to stay away from light coloured carpets to avoid stains does not need to be a main consideration anymore.

What is the hardest wearing carpet?

There are a variety of carpet types. Twist piles, saxony carpets, loop / berber carpets, stripey and patterned and wool carpets. We have listed the types, with the benefits of each for you to decide what suits you best.

What is a twist carpet?

Twist carpets are durable, resilient and practical, which makes them a popular choice. They do not show footprints, vacuum tracks, or furniture marks, and are great at hiding dirt. They are a good choice for areas with heavy foot traffic and for families with pets. 

What is a Saxony carpet?

Saxony carpet is a cut pile carpet with long tufts. Its pile is designed to be incredibly dense, for a softer feeling underfoot. This makes it popular for bedrooms and living rooms. They have a velvet-like appearance, which is created by tightly twisting the carpet fibres, cutting them, and then heating them so they stand up straight.

What is a loop/Berber carpet?

Berber carpets are the perfect choice for those looking for a hardwearing and stylish option that will last. These can be extremely durable, with stain-resistant properties. Manufactured using loops of yarn, to give a smooth yet textured finish that is bleach cleanable for easy maintenance.

Why choose a stripey or patterned carpet?

Striped carpets are the perfect choice for those who want to make a bold statement. Ideal for stairs and hallways, as well as other rooms in your home, our contemporary collection of stripes, will leave you spoilt for choice.

Why choose a wool carpet? 

Wool carpets are known for their quality because wool is naturally tough, giving you the luxury that lasts for longer. Wool provides superior comfort underfoot whilst at the same time insulating your home and helping to reduce energy consumption. It absorbs sound to give a sense of calm and is naturally fire-resistant too. The natural waxy coating on wool fibres makes wool products resistant to staining and a wool carpet will also pick up less dust as wool is naturally anti-static. 

What is the pile of a carpet?

The pile of a carpet describes its individual fibres. These are either cut or looped. One of the most important things to know to assess a carpet’s durability is its density and also its pile height. Shorter and more dense carpets are more durable and harder wearing than those with looser and longer fibres.  

What are the benefits of a carpet? 

The beauty, performance, value, and sustainability of a carpet make it the right choice for any home. Carpet improves homes by cushioning the impact of slips and falls and it also dampens noise. Modern carpets are environmentally friendly, manufactured to resist staining and fading, and withstand even heavy foot traffic. Carpet provides thermal insulation. In colder climates, it retains warmer air for longer. TV’s, computers, and sound systems make our homes noisy, and carpet helps to absorb these sounds. Adding an underlay beneath your carpet reduces noise even further. Carpet also works as a sound barrier between floors by helping to block sound travelling to rooms below. 

Can carpets make allergies worse? 

Although we might not normally associate carpet with improved air quality, it does have an incredibly positive effect. Gravity causes household particles such as dust and pollen to fall to the floor. The carpet traps these particles, removing them from the breathing zone and reducing their circulation in the air.  A misperception is that people with asthma and allergies should avoid carpet in the home. Actually, the opposite is true. Studies have shown that thoroughly cleaned carpet helps reduce symptoms and is the best flooring choice for those dealing with asthma and allergies. 

Why choose Avana Flooring?

  • Free Home Flooring Consultation.
  • Free, no-obligation quotation.
  • We beat any quote.
  • Qualified, certified floor fitters.
  • Wear guarantee on every floor.

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