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.