With 17 different colourways this 100% wool fine striped Crucial Trading Mississipi carpet is now reduced to £43.80 per sq m
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Before you buy flooring consider...
Ready to shop for a new floor? So much lies ahead, let Edenside Carpets guide you through the process. The better you understand not just what you like but what your room needs, the better your flooring selection will be. Prepare or consider answers to these simple questions and enjoy your visit to our showrooms where you are bound to find your perfect flooring solution.
Understanding your expectations
- What’s the first thing you want to notice when you enter the room? How do you want to feel when you’re in this room? Take a moment to merely stand in your room, have a hard look at what is wrong with your current flooring then imagine what it could be like.
- Is your new flooring purchase motivated by changing your decor or practical reasons such as change of use or worn out? Are you intending to live with this new flooring or planning to add value to your home prior to selling?
- Will you be entertaining or impressing others in this room or preferring to improve home comforts?
Understanding your personal space
- Do you want rugs, carpets or flooring to complement your unique personality as well as the function of the room?
- Patterns, textures, finishes as well as colours all affect your overall feel and moods within this room. List all surfaces and objects that you intend to keep or change and consider solutions that harmonize not clash.
- You may feel strongly about green and sustainability issues such that natural carbon neutral flooring materials become interesting.
Understanding your environment
- Take a note of what is underneath your existing flooring, Do you have underfloor heating? Do you suspect damp; ask to have it tested.
- How will it sound? Carpet can deaden a room whereas some laminates have patented aucoustic behaviors.
- Do you get a lot of dirt tracked across your floor?
- Are allegies a particular concern?
- Is there a south facing window that might result in colour fading due to intense sunlight?
- Will there be a likelyhood that children or pets could dirty or damage your flooring?
Understanding your budget
- How often will you be changing this flooring? If it is for a childs bedroom it could change from being a nursery to pre-school, to primary school to a teenagers floor.
- For high-traffic areas such as kitchens and entries, select the best quality floor you can afford to ensure it will not wear unevenly.
- Conversely, in low traffic areas like bedooms there is no need for more expensive longer life hard wearing floorings.
- Consider the guaranteed working life of your floor covering, you may well find some that need replacing every 5 years work out overall more expensive than some that can last from 10 to 20 years.
Useful information to bring to our Showrooms
- Draw a rough outline of the room or rooms. Indicate where the entrances are placed and where the natural light falls. Measure the room with a measuring tape, remember our services include an accurate measure visit prior to quotation, include closets and other recessed areas that need the new flooring. Write down the maximum width and maximum length of a room [fitted carpets are manufactured in various standard widths so plan to avoid joints].
- Bring along swatches of fabrics from your furniture, curtains, cushions and wallpaper or torn out magazine articles. These will help you decide on the color and style of your flooring.
- How much foot traffic does the room get in any given day? The number of people passing or using the room would indicate the level of wear and tear the room would take. This would help you in deciding the type of flooring to get. A room with a high volume of traffic needs more durable flooring.
|How you can change your room just by choosing a combination of colours for floor, ceiling and walls.|
|A dark wood floor with pale walls and ceiling widens the room.|
|A dark carpet with dark ceiling widens and lowers the room.|
|Dark walls in a room with a light laminate floor and ceiling emphasize the horizontal lines.|
|Light Armtico flooring, light ceiling and back wall: space is narrower, deeper and higher.|
|A dark back wall, pale side walls and natural coir carpets decrease the depth of the space.|
|A light ceiling, dark vinyl floor and dark walls result in a basement effect (light only above you).|
|A light Karndean tiled floor, light back wall, dark side walls and a dark ceiling create a tunnel effect.|
|If all spaces have the same dark colour, they lose their shape.|
|A room with a light floor and light walls creates a spacious effect. Beware, too many pale colours make it cool and impersonal.|