Carpet Flooring Store: Buy new carpet

There’s such a wide variety of carpets available today; with so many colours, textures and patterns to choose from, it can be difficult to know where to start. There’s where our carpet flooring store come in. At Carpets Direct Dorset, we have a huge selection of carpets to suit all tastes and budgets. With over 30 years’ experience in the flooring industry, we’re the carpet suppliers with the knowledge and expertise to help you make the right choice.

New carpet is a great insulator

As carpet is such a soft material, it absorbs sound well, reducing echo in a room. It’s a very efficient thermal insulator too, especially when coupled with a good underlay - helping to reduce energy costs, something we all try to do. If you’ve noticed your carpet becoming worn, cold or your energy bills rising, it’s time to get a new carpet.

Carpet is safe and easy to fit

Because of its texture, it’s unlikely anyone would ever slip or fall on carpet, but if they did, the risk of serious injury would be reduced considerably compared with a hard floor. Also, unlike hard flooring, little surface preparation is required before laying, apart from underlay. Carpet can be laid relatively quickly on any surface, and minor floor imperfections can be easily covered. As a carpet supplier, we know everything there is to know about carpets - so get in touch if you have any questions about carpet fitting.

A new carpet brings luxury, warmth and comfort to a room like no other floor covering can.

Wool or man-made fibre for your new carpet?

New carpets made of wool are the highest quality you can buy - it looks great, is hard-wearing but warm, soft underfoot, and it’s a very efficient insulator. Buying a brand new carpet made from wool isn’t cheap, so expect to pay a premium for it.

To make a good multi-purpose but cheaper carpet, wool can be blended with man-made fibres like polyester or polyamide.
Polyester looks and feels more like wool than any other synthetic fibre .
It’s soft, strong, stain resistant, and polyamide (better known as nylon) is available in a huge variety of shades and hues that can’t be reproduced in wool.

This means that you’ll have more options on design and feel for your new carpet than you would a wool variant.
Polypropylene carpet is a very popular choice because of its durability and resistance to stains. It can even be cleaned with diluted bleach.

Woven, tufted, looped or cut? Carpet suppliers with it all

The two types of carpet most commonly sold in the UK are woven and tufted. Axminsters and Wiltons are made from wool, and are woven using traditional loomed methods. It’s a labour intensive process and its high price reflects the amount of work involved. Tufted carpets are much easier to manufacture and they can be made from all types of yarn, and are divided into loop and cut piles. Looped pile or Berber is made from continuous loops with a knot-like appearance. The loops can either be low and tight, giving a firmer feel underfoot – good for busy areas of the home -  or of differing heights, giving a slightly softer, more textured pile.

How much does a new carpet cost?

Carpet prices vary considerably, depending on the type and quality you require. Bear in mind that if you’re browsing carpet suppliers and only considering cheap prices, your new carpet won’t wear as well as one of better quality, so expect to replace it sooner! From time to time we do have discount carpets on sale, so why not pop into our carpet warehouse and have a look at our range. We’ll be on hand to advise you on the best type of carpet for each room, and we’ll work with your budget to find the best solution for your new carpet purchase.

High-quality carpet suppliers

Here at Carpets Direct, we only work with the leading carpet manufacturers in the UK. Our high standards mean that when you choose us as your carpet supplier, you'll only ever be browsing high-quality carpet flooring.

Purchase with confidence

Carpets Direct Dorset are accredited members of The Carpet Foundation, meaning we’re committed to providing a high-quality service to all of our customers. Find out what it means that we’re a Carpet Foundation member.

Carpet quote and measuring service

To get a carpet quote, just call in to the Carpets Direct shop in Poole with your dimensions and we’ll help you choose the best carpet to suit your room and give you a price on the spot. Alternatively, we can come to your home, measure up for you, advise and give you a quote.

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