Most Patterned Carpets tend to be woven carpets to ensure the quality and consistency in pattern. When looking at a woven carpet, this quality can always be seen in the backing of the carpet. As the threads have been woven into the carpet instead of using the normal heat weld to stick the tufting to the hessian backing, you can see the colour and pattern in the backing. As it says on the tin, its been woven through the backing. This makes the Patterned Carpets stronger and allows it to last longer. V & A Carpets are your trusted authority within Wiltshire on Patterned Carpets and Woven Carpets.
This is the traditional method of making Patterned carpet and the process dates back over 200 years. Woven carpet is sometimes referred to Axminster or Wilton. These are the types of weaving looms. Compared to tufting, woven carpet manufacturing is slower and more labour intensive. Consequently woven carpet tends to be more expensive than tufted carpet, but with unlimited designs and 200 years of performance, woven carpet is still very popular in some market segments. Prestige installations and period homes where intricate patterns, custom design work and durability are particularly important. To get your Patterned carpet or Woven carpet in the Wiltshire area visit our showroom based in Trowbridge or contact us for your free samples and expert advice.
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F.A.Q & Contact Information
How long does it take to order carpet?
Do we have to have it fitted?
We offer a collection service which means your fitter, or yourself, can come and collect the carpet once it’s been delivered from our warehouse in Trowbridge. We have a large, insulated, warehouse which allows us to keep your carpet safe and ready for collection.
We can also deliver the carpet (Locally) to your home if required. Please contact us for more information on delivery.
Can i collect the carpet or have it delivered?
We have a large, Insulated, warehouse in Trowbridge from where you or your fitter can collect your carpet to have it fitted.
We can also deliver your carpet to your home within Wiltshire. If you live in Bath, Bristol or the surrounding areas please contact us for more detail on delivery options.
Do i have to have my carpets measured?
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?
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?
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.
What carpet is best for stairs?
Ideally, the best carpet for stairs would be a very dense, short pile carpet. This would allow the carpet to look better for longer on your stairs. The short, dense bristles allow then to stay upright for as long as possible to delay flattening of the carpet.
A tightly looped carpet is also very good for stairs, this is less likely to flatten and look better for longer. It isn’t advisable to choose these if you have cats in the home. Looped pile carpets tend to offer some resistant for cats which promotes clawing at the carpet.
While long piled carpets are more comfortable and luxurious underfoot they will flatten sooner than other carpets on the stairs.
This is a risk you will knowing need to decide on when deciding on the stair carpet, either comfort or durability?
Underlay also plays a very important part in looking after your stair carpet.
What carpet pile is best?
Wool carpet tends to keep its shape for longer, with the twist pile bouncing back quickly as it’s a natural fibre.
Short pile carpet is less luxurious but looks better for longer as the shorter pile has less to flatten.
Longer pile carpets feel softer and luxurious, which allow you to feel the comfort and the pile getting between your toes. While the comfort levels can be very high, these tend to flatten quicker and less likely to retain their original shape because of the long pile.
Generally, the shorter and tighter pile is better as you can retain the softer feeling with a better or softer underlay while still retaining the appearance of the pile for longer.
Which carpet underlay is best?
Often when we are choosing a new carpet, we focus on buying a beautifully soft carpet that feels really luxurious and soft, only to be disappointed a couple of years later when the carpet feels really hard and flattened. While this is partly because of the type of carpet, underlay also plays a big part in the feel of your carpet. This plays an even larger part over time.
It’s definitely recommended to buy new underlay when you replace your carpet, rather than using the existing underlay. The best type of carpet underlay will provide thermal insulation, reduce noise, make the carpet feel softer underfoot and will help the carpet last longer as it acts as a shock absorber.
In short, we highly recommend the new blown rubber underlay. It’s recycled, recyclable and has great heat retention. It keeps its original shape for longer whereas PU (foam) underlays tend to flatten over time.
When choosing a PU underlay its very important to select one that is very dense and doesn’t give way very easily. While this will portray the effect of being softer now, it will give way very quickly and won’t look after your carpet as well in the years to come.
What carpets are easy to clean?
Carpets that are made out of polypropylene, can easily be cleaned by using a 20% bleach solution on any marks or stains. This makes polypropylene carpets the easiest carpets to clean, as with the bleach solution you can get almost all if not all stains out if treated properly and quickly.
Polymide mix carpets make for amazingly soft and luxurious carpets and make them easy to clean and maintain. sadly they don’t retain their shape over time and use due to their soft nature. Unfortunately, these can not be clean with a bleach solution.
Wool carpets have been dyed and lose their colouring when cleaned profusely. Wool carpets can be cleaned, but not by using chemicals. While wool is harder to clean when having big spills, it is however a natural product that sheds over time. Thus, you might find when staining or marking your wool carpet, they lighten or even disappear over time as the pile sheds (6-12months). Thus almost cleaning itself.
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4-6 The Long Barn, Paxcroft Farm Estate, Trowbridge, Wiltshire, BA14 6JB