Twist Carpets

Quality Twist Carpets at V & A Carpets

Sara Walker
Sara Walker
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
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
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
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🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
Chris Davidson
Chris Davidson
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
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
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
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
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.
Neil Hussey
Neil Hussey
Alex has been excellent in providing advice on the right flooring and then helping me find matches to bring ideas to life in his extensive showroom. Personable and helpful, he’s been very helpful with securing stock and working dates around my completion date to get everything sorted pre Christmas. In a challenging time for all, this has been one of my easiest tasks for my new house. Very grateful. Would recommend as far better than chain stores who’ve no interest in the more personal elements of what you need.
What is a twist carpet?

What are Twist Carpets?

Twist carpets are a style of carpet and not part of what it’s made up of, or constructed of. Twist carpets are carpets that are made of yarn that has been spun numerous times to help strengthen appearance retention. These fibres or yarn are loose and are stitched closely together to help keep the other fibres standing up as well as using the above-mentioned technique to spin the fibres around other fibres (2ply or 3ply) to help retain their retention, keeping them looking better and newer for longer. One of the stages in the making process is twisting the yarn is taken off one batch and spun around another thread of yarn, separated, and then repeated over and over again to create a memory in the yarn like a coiled spring. This is done to help return the yarn or fibre to its original state or position after being walked on.

Are twist carpets hard-wearing?

Yes, yes they are. But, there are some different variations which affect the appearance over time. As a Twist carpet is about the style of the carpet is made in, it can be found in a Wool Twist version as well as a man-made Twist version. In Made made carpets a twist is the hardest-wearing version available. The key is to look at the density. The denser the carpet and better the carpet will look for longer. The Wool Twist version of this carpet is the most popular carpet in the UK over the last 20 years.

Twist carpets are normally made up of a short pile. When looking for a very hard-wearing carpet, you need to look for a short piled carpet (short fibres or yarn), along with a very dense pile. The more threads per square inch you find in the carpet, the better it will look for longer. Then the shorter the pile goes hand in hand with the density and then creates the most hard-wearing carpets. To be clear, hard wearing carpets are carpets that keep looking better for longer asthetically. Asthetically being the key word. Most carpets will have nothing wrong with them over time but but will flatten due to the traffic we create in the home. This is completely natural, but the more compact the fibres the longer it will stay looking newer. 

Twist Carpets are hard-wearing
Carpets need underlay

Do twist carpets need underlay?

Yes, they do. All carpets need underlay. Even felt-backed carpets need underlay. While felt-backed carpets can get away without being fitted with underlay it drastically reduces the life of the carpet. 

All carpets will have a backing to the carpet that the thread or yarn will be stuck to. That backing is what is keeping your carpet together. When that backing goes, your carpet has a matter of months left, at best. Underlay creates a trampoline effect that creates a cushion for your carpets backing that reduces the stress that is placed on it. This, in turn, then lengthens the life of your carpets. The process of when your carpets backing is damaged or worn away, is called Carpet Delamination. When this this happens you start seeing ripples in your carpet. This starts off small and then spreads like a virus in the carpet, which gets bigger and bigger and then moves to other areas in the carpet. One you see this, it’s time to get new carpets. All carpet manufacturers’ warrenties will only be valid when fitting new carpets on new underlay for this very reason. You carpets life span will work along the life f the underlay. This makes underlay a key ellement of the carpets durability as well as it’s comfort, making it a key part of the new carpet process.

As twist carpets normally have a short yarn, fibres or thread underlay can play an even bigger part of the comfort in your new carpets. Choosing a thicker underlay for twist carpet is normally recommended to help create that comfort level you will be looking for, as the comfort level won’t be high in the carpet but a great underlay underneath the carpet will help insulate the room, create a soft comfortable feeling as well as it looking after your carpet, ensuring your carpet will last for years to come.

Do twist carpets flatten?

Yes, all carpets will flatten. We are always heavier than the carpets and will create a degree of flattening. The key factor here will be to find a carpet which stands up to flattening best. Twist carpets in their nature will generally have a short pile and the better versions will have a good density to ensure its durability and lesser flattening. If you have had a carpet for any amount of time, check the corners of the roomand there you will see when the carpets used to look like, where no one walks now. The longer piled carpets will show shadowing or flattening where the traffic is higher in your room or home. If you purchase a good, dense underlay along with a good twist carpet with a dense and short pile, you are less likley to see this flattening anytime soon.

Do Twist Carpets Flatten?

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Know more about soft, man-made, carpets.

What are Polypropylene Carpets?

Polypropylene is a synthetic material meaning it’s man-made. It has very popular due to the combination of its softness, stain resistance and its value for money.

While it has been designed for the modern home, polypropylene is suitable for parents and pet owners. It is also bleach-cleanable, making it easier to remove spillages and stains than any other carpet.

A V & A Top tip – Mix 10% bleach a water solution into a spray bottle to keep handy for that traumatic event when you stain your carpet. You can then easily spray it onto the stain and simply wipe it away. Baby wipes or wet wipes work also work very well.

How do I clean polypropylene carpet?

You can clean your polypropylene carpet by standard methods:

  • Vacuuming— Regular vacuuming is essential as not only does it get rid of loose debris in your carpet, it also brushes back up the pile that naturally starts to flatten due to natural traffic. This then keeps the carpet clean and looking its best for longer.
  • Bleach solution—Polypropylene carpets are known for the ability to remove stains from it. Due to being made in the colour instead of being dyed in the colour such as a wool carpet, it can be cleaned with a 10% bleach solution. This makes removing stains quick and easy.
  • Steam—for a deep clean you can steam clean your carpets. ( Not recommended ). This is not recommended to do often though as it severely reduces the life of your carpet. The steam clean process will clean the carpet but it will also harm the carpet, by affecting and the latex that holds the carpet and its backing together. The process dissolves the glue and you end up getting a ripple effect in your carpet which is called delamination. While delamination is a natural occurrence through time and use (foot traffic), the process used to clean your carpets by steam cleaning them dramatically accelerates this process. Manufacturers will also not take kindly to this if something does go wrong with your carpet.

How to clean carpet with bleach?

If you own a 100% polypropylene carpet, you can bleach-clean difficult stains such as wine, ink and mud. Because of the way the carpet is dyed, it won’t fade.

  1. Use a 10% solution of thin domestic bleach and tap water for the remaining 90% of the bottle.
  2. The easiest way to keep and us this is to keep it in a spray bottle.
  3. Evenly cover the stain
  4. If it doesn’t clean it straight away for stronger stains, repeat and leave for 30–60 minutes.
  5. Rinse thoroughly with water
  6. Vacuum to help the fibre to brush up again and remove any stubborn dirt as well while you are there.

Can you steam polypropylene carpets?

Yes you can, but, While you can steam clean your carpets, it isn’t something we recommend. When steam cleaning, the heat and water that go through your carpet weaken the latex keeping your carpet together. Once this has deteriorated it cause delamination. Delamination normally means the end of life for your carpet, which dependant on the carpet you buy, should be many years away and is normally traffic dependant. This process dramatically speeds up the deterioration of your carpet in the parts that you cannot see. So while the visible part of your carpet looks shiny and new again, the parts that you cant see take a heavy hit. We don’t completely deter you from doing so, as Cleaning your carpets can make a world of different visually if you cannot afford to replace your carpets, but this should only be done once or twice in the carpets lifetime.

How will my man-made carpet wear?

Soft, man-made, carpets tend to be soft underfoot and extremely easy to clean and maintain. While these are the strengths of the carpet the slight drawbacks are that these are synthetics carpets and the soft nature means they don’t keep their shape as long as a wool carpet would, for example.

Wool carpets, being a natural products, bounce back into their original position quicker and for longer which allows them to look newer for longer but aren’t as easy to clean.

Man-made carpets thus are less expensive than wool carpets but don’t tend to last the 20-25 years that we’ve found wool carpets tend to do when well looked after.

In short, the thicker and softer the carpet, the quicker you will see a slight flattening in your higher traffic areas. If you are worried about it flattening we suggest going for a short and dense pile, which won’t flatten as qickly and will look better for longer.

Do i have to have my carpets measured?
While we do insist that we measure the areas you wish us to fit the carpet for you, but we are happy to supply carpets based on your own measurements.
If you are happy for us to use your measurements, please note that we take no responsibility if the sizes prove to be incorrect.
Our measuring service is free of charge to help prevent any incorrect measurements or any other issues that could prevent the fitting being completed on the set day of fitting.
Do you have a showroom i can visit?
Yes, we have 3 showrooms in Trowbridge you can view all carpet and flooring.
We have a showroom for Carpets, a Showroom for Wood flooring and yet another showroom for Luxury vinyl tile and Laminate flooring.
It does help to see the flooring in larger samples when unsure about your selection.
Can you bring samples to my house?
Yes, we have numerous amounts of sampling to bring to your home to help you make a decision.
While we have many samples to choose from, sadly, we cannot bring all the samples with us to your home. Our experienced staff can help you narrow it down over the phone or by letting us know your requirements or what you are looking for from your carpet. Are you looking for something soft and comfortable, hardwearing, durable or something unique with a style or pattern to it? We can then bring a selection which meets your needs to help you make the right choice.
This also allows us to measure the areas for you and give you an accurate quote at the same time.
Please contact us to book an in-store appointment or a free home measure, or you can book one online via our website out of hours.

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Monday: Closed
Tues- Friday: 10am – 4pm
Saturday: 10am-3pm
Sunday: Closed

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V & A Carpets


01225 300826


Unit 16B, Paxcroft Farm, Hilperton, Trowbridge, BA14 6JB

Opening Hours

Sunday - Closed

Monday - Friday : 10am - 4pm

Saturday : 10am - 3pm