crucial-trading-promoFor a limited period only, Harmony Carpets are delighted to be able to offer their customers at LEAST 15% off of the recommended retail price of all Crucial Trading carpets and natural floorcoverings, with a massive 25% off of the following selected ranges.


Sisal Small Boucle Accents  -  Sisal Small Boucle Classics

Coir Boucle Natural  -  Chicago  -  Coast  -  Mississippi Stripe

Olympus  -  Pecos  -  Skinnyrib



 

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Bestsellers

Cormars Home Counties 80% wool twist-pile carpet

Marmoleum linoleum - sheet and tile

Crucial Trading Mississippi 100% striped loop-pile carpet

Louis De Poortere Color-Net 100% wool striped flatweave carpet

Gala Cord 100% polypropylene loop-pile carpet

Dalsouple Uni - Smooth Rubber tiles

Belakos Verona 100% Nylon frizzy carpet

Project Floors - Light Collection vinyl tiles and plank

Amtico vinyl tiles and plank

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Carpet is a remarkably durable and practical floor covering. Technological advances in everything from fibre content, weaving, printing and colouring enable carpet manufacturers to offer products suitable for virtually any residential or commercial setting. Moreover, wool carpet particularly represents exceptional value for money and is generally less expensive than other floor coverings. With its excellent thermal and acoustical characteristics, carpet is a beautiful home furnishing that can add elegance, comfort and fashion to any setting.

Most carpets today are manufactured from one or more of three different fibres; Wool, Polypropylene or Nylon.

Although it is true that most budget carpets are synthetic (generally polypropylene), it would be a mistake to think that it follows that all synthetic fibre carpets are 'cheap' (in both senses of the word). Man-made fibre is actually known for being extremely durable, and broadly speaking the quality is determined by the pile weight / density of the fibre.

Conversely, it would also be wrong to assume that wool carpets are inevitably more expensive. The ever increasing cost of oil, from which synthetic fibres are ultimately made, has meant a corresponding increase in the cost of synthetic carpets and the gap between for instance a mid-range polypropylene carpet and  mid-range 80% wool carpet has probably never been narrower.

Although Harmony Carpets supply many of the top brand names such as Crucial Trading, Cormar carpets, Ryalux, Kersaint Cobb, Westex Carpets and Louis De Poortere, we are also known for our broad range of alternative manufacturers such as, amongst others, Belakos carpets, Jacaranda carpets, and Van Besouw.

Which fibre?

In choosing whether to go with wool or synthetic carpet, it is adviseable to understand firstly what the benefits / drawbacks for these respective fibre are. Of the synthetics, Polypropylene is less expensive than Nylon, stain-resistant and bleach-cleanable. Generally, most cold liquid stains will not stain...
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Which Construction?

In accessing a tufted carpet, you will come across the following terms that help define the quality.
 
• Density: relates to how tightly the carpet fibre or yarn is packed together and bound into the carpet backing. The denser, the better. 
• Face or pile weight: the number of...

flooring for children

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Although there are very few flooring products specifically designed for children, there are nonetheless a number of products that are not only suitable for children in terms of durability, safety and cleanability, but that also offer designs, colours and textural characteristics which lend themselves to use in a childrens room or nursery...

A Potted History

Whilst it is impossible to say exactly when the first carpet was made, there is evidence to suggest that goats and sheep were being sheared for wool and hair to be spun and woven as early as 6000BC. An Egyptian fresco dating from 1480BC, discovered in 1953, shows the first representation of a handloom, and...