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Andersens carpet is a practical and stylish flooring option available in a huge range of colours, blends and textures – there’s a carpet to suit all tastes and budgets. Foot traffic, children and pets are important factors to consider when choosing your carpet, as they will determine your grade and fibre. For example, if you have a couple of young footballers in the house, think about stain and soil resistance along with the fibre quality and construction. Learn about how to determine which carpet grades and fibres you will need via the tabs below.

Andersens have years of experience when it comes to advising you on the right carpet choice. Feel free to contact your local Andersens store with any questions, and have one of our trained consultants help you choose the best carpet grade and fibre.

You can also learn more about  Wool Carpet and the many reasons it is the flooring choice for you. From their low carbon footprint and ability to re-enter the natural lifecycle, to the wide range of colours and tones to suit any décor, as well as their well known strength and resilience. Learn more here

GRADES

Carpets are graded for their suitability for different applications. An experienced flooring consultant can advise which type of carpet is best for your living space. Sometimes, the most expensive option will not be the best choice for your requirements. For instance, a person living alone in a small city townhouse will have different flooring requirements to that of a large family with a number of young children. Listed below is a brief description of the various strengths of carpet available.

Medium Duty:

  • Light traffic flows
  • Lounge and living rooms

 

Heavy Duty:

  • Heavy traffic flow
  • Hallways, lounge and living rooms
  • Families with up to 2-3 children

Extra Heavy Duty:

  • A lot of traffic flow
  • Hallways, busy living areas
  • Suitable for commercial offices and shops

Please contact your local Andersens store to speak to a trained consultant who can help you find the perfect flooring for your specific application.

FIBRES

Carpet can be made from a variety of fibres, or blends of fibres with each having their own benefits. As with carpet strengths and grades, the traffic and nature of use of the room(s) you wish to carpet will determine the type of carpet needed. Below is a brief description on the types of carpet fibres available.

Wool

  • The natural fibres are environmentally friendly and long-lasting
  • Non flammable and non-abrasive with a luxurious feel
  • Warm in winter and cool in summer

Nylon

  • Tough, hardwearing material
  • Treated for stain resistance, colourfastness and long-lasting wear
  • Yarn varies from premium to commodity, white to solution dyed

Wool Nylon Blends

  • Features 20% nylon and 80% wool
  • Combines durability of nylon with softness and shape resilience of wool
  • Extends carpet life

Polypropylene

  • Closed-cell fibre that cannot absorb moisture, making it stain resistant to liquid or solid spills.
  • Extremely durable fibre and more colourfast than nylon.
  • The fibre is not as shape resilient than wool or nylon and may flatten in high traffic areas

Polyester

  • Polyester fibre is soft to touch when used in thick-cut pile carpeting
  • Resistant to water based stains and soil
  • Available in a wide variety of bright, clear colours

Remember, a carpeting consultant at your nearest Andersens store is trained to help you identify which carpet is suitable for you, so call or drop in at any time.

UNDERLAY

A good quality underlay can increase the life of your carpet, improve the feel of your carpet underfoot, provide insulation against heat loss, improve soundproofing, as well as act as a barrier against moisture, dust and grit in the sub-flooring. As with carpet, underlay should be chosen to suit its application – where it will be installed and what wear and tear it will endure. Your Andersens consultant can advise you on the best underlay for your requirements. Below is some information on the different types available.

Rubber Waffle

  • Made of natural sponge rubber
  • Offers strength and durability, firm support for carpet
  • Able to circulate air due to cellular construction, minimising dampness and condensation under carpet
  • Slightly more expensive option

Foam Underlay

  • Environmentally friendly – made from recycled materials
  • Price varies on quality
  • More expensive foam will extend the life of your carpet

Felt Underlay

  • Constructed of fibres such as wool, waste textiles or jute
  • Now rarely used in home install

Underlay Tips

  • Carpets with built in underlays are usually a poor substitute for the combination of a good carpet and good underlay.
  • If you have in-floor heating, you need to take this into account when choosing your underlay (as well as your carpet). For the best advice, ask your Andersens consultant.
  • Never lay a good quality carpet on a worn underlay. Your new carpet will not feel anywhere near as good as it should underfoot. And the few dollars you save will be a short-term saving, as your expensive new carpet will wear far more quickly.
  • Try a range of underlay types before buying. Combine your preferred carpet with various underlays to find the feel that’s right for you.

WOOL

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