At Hertford Flooring we specialise in all the quality carpet brands that you won’t necessarily find in the out of town carpet chainstores.
We pride ourselves on providing a full service, starting from the point at which you are looking at samples, through to a thorough and professional site survey and concluding at the fitting of your fabulous new floor covering by our fully trained, in house fitters.
Carpets are made from natural or man made fibres. Usually there is a top layer of fibres, the part you walk on, and a base layer which holds the fibres in place. The backing is made from hessian or jute and some carpets come with a foam backing which acts as an underlay. The top layer is where it gets interesting.
If you are looking for a natural carpet, which has a natural material surface you would be looking at Coir, Seagrass, Mountain Grass, Sisal or Jute. These fibres are 100% natural and are woven into designs such as boucle or herringbone pattern.
Wool carpets are also natural of course, but usually come in a twist pile or loop pile, known as berber design. The wool is dyed to create the wide range of colours available, including adding patterns too.
Man made fibre carpets are available and offer a longer life than natural fibres, because it can be made to withstand wear and tear better. These fibres include nylon, polypropylene and polyester. The most popular of these carpets is 80/20 mix, where 80% is man made and 20% is real wool. The benefits of using man made fibres are things like stain resistance, longevity, cost, durability and resistance to flattening.