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Lounge carpet ideas!! – Dalkard & Elliott

Lounge carpet ideas

‘Greige’ is most certainly in!!

When you get excited about your new carpet at home your eyes are opened to a huge range of colour and style. Carpets are made to add effect, texture and colour to your home.

Carpet colours quickly follow the new fabric collections and the new paint colours that you can buy. Putting a carpet into your new scheme is easily achieved with class and style. Furthermore, carpet will help you put the finishing touch to your room beautifully.

Carpets are made in subtle patterns, highly ornate traditional ones, flecks, tweeds and plain styles.

Choosing your new carpet starts with deciding the style you want.

Twist Pile:

Plain carpet is by far the most popular of all the carpet choices. ‘Twist pile’ carpets are a very popular style.

Twist pile carpets are the most forgiving of the plain carpet selection. Producing carpet in this finish helps the carpet to resist flattening.

This is very important, especially when you consider how much wear and tear a carpet is meant to take.

Twist pile carpet is made in natural fibres and man-made carpet fibres. The two finishes have very different qualities.

Wool or wool/nylon mixes, when produced well, are lovely carpets to live with. Softer, warmer and a forgiving fibre, wool can look good for many years.

The price of wool carpeting is generally at the higher end of the price range that you can consider.

A wool or wool/nylon mix will cost anywhere from £ 20 m2 . The best of them being found between £ 30 – £ 45 2, at today’s prices.

Benefits of wool:

Good qualities will always keep their appearance and shape better than man-made carpet  fibres.

Wool and wool/nylon carpets hoover easily

They will naturally shed themselves clean of many things.

A naturally soft and warm fibre, a carpet made in wool is lovely to live with

Soft, delicate shades of colour will inspire you.

Wool is fire retardant

When a wool, or wool mix carpet pile is made with 2 ply yarn it offers you the very best in product and durability

Benefits of man-made carpet fibres:

Hard wearing

Most but not all, man-made carpets are made in polypropylene. This is an incredibly stain resistant carpet fibre and it is bleachable.

The fibre is cheaper to produce and so the price ranges reflect this.

Carpets at Dalkard & Elliott’s Leicester shop start at £ 7.99 m2.

Carpets of every style, are available in Man-made as well as wool and wool/nylon carpet fibres.

Lounge carpet ideas at Dalkard & Elliott

Softness, as soft as you like!!


Velvet carpets:

A velvet carpet shades beautifully and if you like the aesthetics of a smooth finish to your carpet, a velvet finish will give you everything that you need!

Thew shading characteristics of a velvet carpet, mean that you will see every foot mark and hoover mark in the pile. You will have a gut instinct as to whether you like it or not.

Follow that gut instinct, it will not be wrong!

Carpets made in wool or wool mix fibres are the most popular selection. This is because they resist the flattening much better than man-made carpet fibre. A very important fact, especially when the finish is delicate, as in a velvet carpet.

Your room will look luxurious and pleasing to the eye with a velvet carpet and in the right setting, offer a class finish.

Dalkard & Elliott offer the very best range of velvet carpet to select from. A quick visit into their showrooms will assure you of this!

As mentioned earlier, if the carpet fibres are made of polypropylene the stain resistance of the carpet is superb. Man-made fibres cannot resist the wear and tear in the same way as a quality wool carpet. However, the practicality of the flooring can be extremely useful.

Lounge carpet ideas!! - Dalkard & Elliott

contrasting colours make beautiful rooms as well!

Buying carpet is a very ‘touchy, feely’ experience.

Softer styles of carpet are lovely and rooms will look sumptuous and feel very luxurious. Especially when this style of carpet is fitted on top of a quality soft underlay.

Soft and saxony style carpets:

If you desire this look then have a chat with Steve, Stuart or Tim. They help make sure that you make an informed choice and that the carpet will meet all of your expectations.

Soft carpet ranges very much follow the trends in colour. So if you have newer styled curtains and upholstery you will have no trouble at all in finding the right carpet for you.

The aesthetics of the softer carpets, often known as ‘softies’ are beautiful.

Incredibly soft, with texture. Once bitten, you will find it hard to turn your head away from them!

In very hard wearing areas, they will flatten. So, be sure to get the right advice and help from Dalkard & Elliott Carpets Leicester.


Regular maintenance, will help all you carpets keep their appearance as well as it is possible. It will rejuvenate the floor and avoid premature wear and tear.

Beater bar hoovers are the best to use and there are many models to select from. Sebo and Meile are two of the best. They are more expensive, but in the long run offer you great value for money.

Cleaning your carpet:

Dalkard & Elliott recommend getting your carpets professionally cleaned only when it is necessary. With regular hoovering and a bit of TLC your carpets will keep clean and looking good for years to come.

Remove marks carefully and be gentle.


If you are selecting new carpet, curtains or blinds for your home Dalkard & Elliott will help you put together a stunning look. Furthermore, Steve, Amanda and Tim will be very pleased and excited to give great advice and help in whatever way you would like.

Amanda, who has a curtain making background, is very keen to give help and to suggest ideas that will work for you. Consequently, supplying personal help and listening to everyone’s needs and ideas is what helps to set Dalkard & Elliott apart.

Whether this advice is on flooring, fabrics or blinds Dalkard & Elliott’s aim is to be the best one stop shop you will ever find.

Service with a smile, tea or coffee is always available!!

Lounge carpet ideas!! – Dalkard & Elliott

lounge carpet ideas at Dalkard & Elliott

A spark of imagination is all it takes!!

To get thoughts about the depth of colour and the most suitable carpets for you never be shy to ask. Carpets are a considered purchase and carpets can last you very well and for many years to come. Furthermore, carpets should be enjoyed and always add something to a room.

Dalkard & Elliott Carpets Leicester, has a reputation to uphold. That reputation comes from striving for over 50 years to make a difference.

Steve Elliott is extremely proud of what is achieved. ‘job satisfaction comes to me, when someone smiling broadly as they pay, in all the letters expressing satisfaction and delight, plus in the recommended business that comes from happy customers’

If you are looking for a new carpet, new curtains and fabrics or new blinds Dalkard & Elliott have a smart and engaging showroom to call into and to enjoy. They have staff who care and that have a need to please.

So, expertise in very department is on tap and a great atmosphere has been created in which to make your decisions.

Dalkard & Elliott the one stop shop for every bit of carpet, curtain fabric and blind that you will ever need.

Call into their showroom at the top of Shackerdale Road on Aylestone Lane and see!!

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