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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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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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 certainly, by 1000AD, Marco Polo had confirmed rug-making in Central Anatolia, with the technique thereafter spreading through the Caucasus, Turkomania, Persia, India, North Africa and the Orient.

In the UK, carpets and rugs remained largely a luxury item available only to the wealthy and the aristocracy for hundreds of years. However, between 1750-1850 a number of things changed that. Between those years the UK population increased from 7 million to 18 million. Simultaneously, the industrial revolution brought rapid technical developments and machine efficiencies, and carpets were brought within reach of the mass market.

It is around this time that some of the earliest famous names in carpeting appeared such as Brintons, Crossleys and Stoddard, companies that are still around today. The earliest carpets were not fully fitted however, and were effectively large room-size rugs, or ‘seamless squares’. As loom widths increased however, and particularly with the development of tufted carpet in the USA in the 40’s, the ‘fitted’ carpet became fully realised.

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...