Based on 15 reviews.
Sara Walker
Sara Walker
28/04/2022
Verified
Highly recommend V & A Carpets When looking for a Carpet Shop in Trowbridge. It was all Fantastic! The house has a whole new feel to it now. Thank you so much for all your help.
Kevin Lamb
Kevin Lamb
31/01/2022
Verified
Many thanks to V and A Flooring for a very friendly and professional service. From our first visit to the showroom through to carpet selection, measuring and final fitting, all aspects of the job went very well indeed and ran smoothly. We are delighted with the finished job. We wouldn’t hesitate to use them again and happily recommend their services. Vicky and Alex gave good advice and valued guidance at all times.
John Matthews
John Matthews
30/01/2022
Verified
From start to finish V & A we’re extremely helpful and professional, there choice of flooring was fantastic and good quality. I certainly won’t be going anywhere else. A great carpet company you can trust.
Debbie Joyce
Debbie Joyce
02/11/2021
Verified
V&A Carpets have been fantastic from start to finish, from choosing carpets to fitting. We had a large renovation project and we had to move fitting dates several times and added carpets to our order, and generally moved things around, Alex and Vicky were great about all this and really helpful and unflappable with all my last minute changes and our house now looks stunning definitely 5🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
oldchessils
oldchessils
05/09/2021
Verified
First class customer service coupled with really good value. Wholeheartedly recommend V&A
Chris Davidson
Chris Davidson
28/02/2021
Verified
Can’t recommend highly enough. Provided a really helpful service with choosing the flooring and received samples within a couple of days. Kept in contact throughout the process and couldn’t do enough to help. Fitters were brilliant, really good guys and finished in half a day. Went above and beyond to help. I’ll be using V&A again without doubt.
Laura M
Laura M
08/02/2021
Verified
I have had 3 carpet quotes recently and none compared to V & A Carpets. Their knowledge, sound advice and professionalism shone through. They arrived on time with a wide range of samples including underlay. They advised on a type of carpet to have by my front door to further protect my carpet. The carpet samples themselves were of a higher quality than the other 2 companies. 5 star service.
Brian Hobday
Brian Hobday
23/11/2020
Verified
Great service and excellent price. Vicky and Alex were a pleasure to deal with and the fitters were excellent. Would definitely use V&A Carpets again. Thanks again Brian & Adrienne Hobday
Kirsty Gould
Kirsty Gould
17/11/2020
Verified
Really happy with the all round service. From measuring to visiting the delightful showroom, the appointments were easy to book online. The carpets are amazing, so soft and comfortable. Thank you V & A.
Dominick Janes
Dominick Janes
14/11/2020
Verified
We had our entire house carpeted by V&A Carpets as well as Luxury Vinyl Tiles for our hallway and kitchen/Utility. The quality of the carper and LVT is absolutely fantastic. With the kids running round all the time we are really happy with the investment. We returned to V&A for our front door and rear Mats which were fantastic also. Would definitely recommend V@A, a great local business.

Alternative Flooring

Alternative Flooring offers some of the best wool & Sisal carpets in the UK.

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Alternative flooring Carpets

Who are Alternative Flooring & What makes them special?

For us, it’s never just a carpet.

 

From their earliest days, they set out to make textile flooring – carpets, rugs, and runners – that gets as much attention and adulation as any other beloved interior feature.

25 years on, they’re still flying in the face of convention and finding unexpected new ways for people to feel the love for their floors. Today they’re a multi-award-winning interiors brand using colour, pattern, and texture to surprise, excite and delight everyone from stylish home improvers to visionary interior designers.

Their exquisitely expressive collection will give you the inspiration to put your personality on your floor. Their friendly attitude makes them a great partner to work with. And the passion for lasting, sustainable quality ensures you’ll adore every tiny detail of the end product.

This is flooring you fall in love with.

Alternative flooring Carpets

Which are Alternative Flooring’s best ranges?

Wool MilkshakeWool Milkshake is a gorgeous wool carpet which contains Tencel, making it beautifully soft but still hardwearing, the perfect bedroom carpet. 

Wool Iconic HerringboneThe beautiful and subtle herringbone pattern of the Wool Iconic Herringbone make it the perfect carpet for most areas in your home.

Margo Selby Collection – A collection of Striped carpets. Each of the colour combinations comes in a thick, medium, and thin stripe.

Barefoot Collection – A Collection of 4 different, patterned ranges, each range coming in different colours and shades. These are extremely thick and luxurious carpets.

Alternative Flooring Quirky B Collection

 This is by far the best and largest collection Alternative Flooring has to offer. An interior designers dream to work with. These are tightly woven carpets with a multitude of patterns, colours, and styles. Ranging from a spotty range, honeycomb, Zebra print, Daisey, Herringbone, and many many more. If you wanted your home to stand out or wanted something special fr your home, this is definitely the range to look at.

The woven nature means it will be of extremely high quality, and the patterns will be done very done and consistently. Woven carpets are also very hard-wearing and can be used in commercial spaces, further proving how strong it is.

Alternative Flooring Quirky B Honeycombe
Alternative Flooring Quirky Runners

Quirky Runners

While the Quirky range is so loved and very popular, this led to the quirky runner range being born. Incorporating some of the existing ranges at first, and then branching out into a very big range of new designs and styles. Some of the popular styles are the Star design, Waterlake design, Deco design, Patch strip & the famous Fair Isle design. 

These all come in a standard 69 cm width which allows you to have a stylish and often expensive carpet but only have to pay for the carpet you need. cutting down any waste there might be with cutting etc. It’s a great way to create a feature in your home, making your home special and keeping the cost down at the same time.

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Why Alternative?

Welcome to 25 years of design-led calm, character, and quirky luxury. Two and a half decades of designs that continue to break new ground, break the rules, and break the silence. But designs that always have you in mind. At Alternative Flooring, we’re as British as afternoon tea, with just as much class and quirky charm. From our products’ origins on the banks of the Ganges and the Mexican Gulf to the finished article’s stripes, patterns and statements, we care about our craft.

We’re as natural, original, and authentic as the warp and weft in our flooring. Character shines through in every pick of yarn. We engage with customers, support retailers, and inspire discourse. What do people love about us? Ask big names like Margo Selby, Ashley Hicks, Ben Pentreath, and fabric houses such as Divine Savages. They all want to work with us.

That’s a pretty cool bandwagon. Why not hop on board?

Alternative Flooring – Flooring you fall in love with

Create your perfect rug with our easy step by step guide

Step 1.

Pick your flooring

Choose from any of our materials, in any size. – With so many possibilities, the real you will always shine through. How liberating.*

Step 2.

Now your border style. – Single, double narrow, double wide, double piping or whipped. It’s your call.*

Step 3.

And your border fabric – Choose your border fabric: faux suede, fishscales, rainbow, jot, tweed and herringbone. Our rugs have the edge on personality.

Step 4.

Finally, the size – Go large, go small, go personalise your living space. Choose the perfect size for your home.*

Step 5.

Click ‘n’ collect – Order online and arrange collection from your local Alternative Flooring retailer

The Essentials Collection

Explore the natural beauty of simple classic weaves for everyday living. Alternative’s new Essentials Collection is a family of six natural fibre design groups. Our Essential naturals are Sisal Herringbone, Bouclé, and Malay. Essential wools
are Wool Herringbone, Berber, and Rib. This edit of natural materials, tones, and textures make flooring choices easy.

Wool Barefoot & Crafty

Feel the love as you spread ethical and environmentally friendly eco around your home. This is the ultimate understatement in natural wool.

Fine Wool Range

Gorgeous like Garbo, luscious like Loren, or moreish like Monroe. As the cameras roll,
wool’s sophisticated presence takes over the room. Super-versatile in chevron, herringbone, or bouclé, typecasting’s not an option.

Alternative Flooring Carpet Care & Maintenance Guide

Useful Stuff

Trial swatch service

Alternative Flooring supplies individual designs and colour swatches on request. Simply email or telephone Alternative Flooring with your request and your border or flooring swatch will be sent out immediately. A charge may be applicable for samples.

A long and happy life

Some handy tips to ensure that your rug or flooring has a long and happy life:

1. Protect with Intec stain inhibitor. A specially developed environmentally friendly solution. Order online or with your retailer. Your rug or flooring is treated before despatch and will not alter the colour, texture or flame retardancy. There is an additional charge for this treatment.

2. Vacuum your rug or flooring regularly.

3. If you have a spillage, don’t leave it too long. Be quick, speed is of the essence.

4. Blot and Clean spots and spills with our WoolSafe approved Natural Flooring Care Kit (available from the Alternative website).

5. Avoid liquids such as water or carpet cleaner.

6. Use a castor chairmat if you have chairs with castors, to prevent fibre damage.

Mothproofing

If you see this symbol, it tells you
that this range has been mothproofed. All of our Faux and Natural Plant Fibre floor coverings are moth resistant.

Click ‘n’ Collect

Get designing on our ‘make me a rug’ service on
our website and order online using our click‘n’collect service. Your rug can be delivered to your nearest Alternative Flooring retailer, for you to collect at
your convenience. Simples…

Our rugs are cut by hand and to order. When ordering your rug online please allow for a +/- 1.5% tolerance in the overall measurements.

Runner Collection

Our runners come with the following widths and edging as standard. Quirky runners – 69cm wide. Rock ‘n’ Roll, Wool Blocstripe, Wool Pinstripe, Sisal Super Bouclé, and Sisal Herringbone runners – 66cm wide with a self-coloured whipped edge border.

Hand Crafted – Proud to be Imperfect

Hand-crafted carpets are not for everyone. The process means the carpets are not uniform and do not display a machine-made finish. Gorgeous but not perfect!

Alternative Flooring Quirky B

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SERVICES

How we make it easier for you.

Free Sample Service

We offer a free sample service, which is sent straight to you via the post. This allows you to view samples of the flooring in your own home, and have it to hand when looking to complement it with other items in the room such as paint, furniture, curtains etc.

Free Estimating Service

We have highly experienced and highly qualified estimators on hand to come to your home and measure up for free. Making the experience easy and stress free. We can even bring samples with us to help you choose in the comfort of your own home.

Dedicated Showrooms

We have three showrooms, based in Trowbridge. Each one is dedicated to a type of flooring with large samples to view & help you find exactly what you are looking for. We also have the largest selection in Wiltshire to help find the perfect flooring.

High Quality Products

Part of our commitment to our customers, is that we stand by the products we sell. We sell high quality products at great prices to give our customers peace of mind when purchasing new carpets or flooring for your home.

Uplift & Disposal

We offer an uplift & disposal service, which includes us uplifting your existing flooring, as well as disposing of it for you. Just another way we try to help to make the process as easy as possible.

Free Waste Removal

While most companies will leave you with the excess waste from fitting your flooring, or charge you for taking it away. We take all excess waste away as standard and it's absolutely free. It's part of our service to you.

Need new Carpets or Flooring? Book a visit now for a free home consultation & we’ll bring samples.

Carpet Shop in Trowbridge -
Know your carpets

Twist Pile Carpet

Twist Carpets

Twist carpets are threads of yarn that have been spun numerous times to keep the spring in the thread of yarn and to keep them bouncing back to their original shape, as the name mentions. But the important things to know are that these are usually the short pile carpets for heavy traffic areas. Twist carpets are normally the carpets preferred in hallways, stairs and landings, and other heavy traffic areas in the home. As these threads are shorter and normally fairly dense to ensure the pile doesn't fall over or compress as easily, they will look better for longer. A twist carpet is the style of carpet, and they come in Wool & polypropylene (man-made fibre which is bleach cleanable). Wool twist carpets are generally found in an 80/20 form, with the 80% being the wool content, and a couple of manufacturers that do make 100% wool twist carpet, but they are rare these days. 80/20 Wool mix carpets are still one of the strongest and best-selling carpets in the UK as they are durable, and softer than their looped carpet counterpart.

Saxony Carpets

Saxony carpets are the deep & luxurious style of carpets. These are also made in a similar manner to twist carpets, but the threads are longer, allowing them to fall over or give way much more than a standard short pile twist carpet. This creates and fantastic feeling underfoot, giving it that luxurious feeling. If you want comfort underfoot when getting out of bed in the morning, or want a lounge carpet you like to sit or lie on, this would be the style of carpet to look at. While some are denser than others, helping them to keep their shape, they won't look as good as a twist carpet in the years to come. These are mainly made out of polypropylene and sometimes mixed with other softer fibres such as a polyimide or polyester. The key element to look out for in a Saxony carpet is density. The denser it is, the better it will look for longer. You see footmarks and hoover lines with Saxony carpets, but the less dense the carpet is, the more extreme the effect will be.
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Looped Pile Carpet

A textured carpet or a looped pile carpet is a favourite in many a home. These are threads that have not only been spun ut are now spun together to make one, very strong thread. These are woven into one another in various styles to create a very strong carpet. A looped pile carpet is generally made from wool, but can be found in some 50/50 mixtures and then a few in a man-made version. The wool version is definitely the most popular. The way they are constructed allows them to look better for longer, and they are woven into each other and no loose bristles to be compressed, they are less affected but high traffic, visually. The downside of a loop is that if you have a pet that lends to play with the carpet or you get something caught on a strand and pull on it, the thread can be pulled out if pulled hard enough. They are also not anywhere near as soft and comfortable as a Saxony and twist pile carpet. They can happen but is extremely rare. Normally avoid them if you have cats, but they are generally a great carpet to have if you wanted something to last.

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The Best Carpet Shop in Wiltshire

How do we know this? Our customers tell us so.

Highly recommend V & A Carpets when looking for a carpet shop in Trowbridge. It was all Fantastic! The house has a whole new feel to it now. Thank you so much for all your help.

Sara Walker – Trowbridge, Wiltshire

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V & A Carpets have been fantastic from start to finish, from choosing carpets to fitting. We had a large renovation project and we had to move fitting dates several times and added carpets to our order, and generally moved things around, Alex and Vicky were great about all this and really helpful and unflappable with all my last minute changes and our house now looks stunning. Definitely 5 star.

Debbie Joyce – Trowbridge, Wiltshire

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Can’t recommend highly enough. Provided a really helpful service with choosing the flooring and received samples within a couple of days. Kept in contact throughout the process and couldn’t do enough to help. Fitters were brilliant, really good guys and finished in half a day. Went above and beyond to help. I’ll be using V&A again without doubt.

Chris Davidson – Weston Super Mare

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V & A Carpets

Need new Carpets or Flooring? Book a visit now for a free home consultation & we’ll bring samples.

Call

01225 300826

Address

V & A Carpets, 4-6 The Long Barn, Paxcroft Farm, Trowbridge, Wiltshire, BA14 6JB

Opening Hours

Sunday - Closed

Monday - Closed

Tuesday - Friday : 10am - 4pm

Saturday - 10am - 3pm