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Usually the lifespan of carpets is around 5years for base range and 15 years for mid and higher ranges depending on the fiber. However, this also depends on the amount of foot-traffic it borne over the years. Usually they are good to go until they tear and become a slip hazard or the fibres get worn out. If you experience at least one of the following you should consider replacing your carpet:Signs that my carpet needs to be replaced:
- A tear or a slip hazard
- Fibers are worn out in high traffic areas which leads to thin patches in some places
- Subjected to water damage
- You are experiencing asthma/allergies
- Stains or odour even after steam cleaning
- Dampness over long time due to vomit, urine etc can create a sanitation hazard
- Growth of mould
- Carpet no longer feels soft under feet
- Wrinkles or bumps in carpet
1. Triexta Carpets from Redbook Green
Ideal combination of plushness, wear and stain resistance makes it a low-maintenance flooring option. The eco-friendly product is suitable for households with children and pets. They are allergy and asthma friendly and some ranges come with 20 year limited residential warranty from the supplier.Key features:
- Lifetime Pet Guarantee*
- Stain protection
- Enriched Softness
- Wear and Tear resistance
Vinyl tiles, planks and Hybrids:
The 100% waterproof vinyl products are ideal for wet areas or places that require frequent sanitation. They are highly durable and resistant to scratches and stains. With proper installation, they can last for many years with very minimum maintenance. Even if a particular portion of the floor is damaged, we can replace that particular plank or set of planks instead of the entire floor.Key features:
- Minimum maintenance
- Only replace single planks/tiles
- Available in different styles and colors
- Pocket friendly
3. Luxury Sheet Vinyl
The vinyl sheet flooring has been popular since the 1970s which provides a great flooring option with designs to suit the requirements of different spaces and settings. Its low maintenance makes it a popular choice among many commercial settings. They come in various designs like patterns, timber, ceramic looks etc.Key features:
- Available in different designs
- Soft step
- Minimum maintenance
- Slip resistant
- Pocket friendly
Yes, like any other floor underlay performs some important functions:
- Insulation from external noise and heat
- Provides a moisture barrier to recede the dampness/moisture from reaching the floor boards
- Covers up minor imperfections
- Reduce the noise generated by foot-traffic
- Required to cover manufacturer’s warranty
|Engineered Timber||Solid Timber||Laminate|
|Only wear layer is genuine timber and other layers are processed timber||Entire plank is solid timber||It is completely processed timberwith a photographic layer on top|
|It can be sanded and polished few times depending on wear layer||It can be sanded and polished multiple times||It cannot be sanded or polished|
|Moderately expensive||Most expensive||Least expensive|
|Bamboo flooring||Hardwood flooring|
|Less expensive||More expensive|
|Eco-friendly and sustainable||Not very eco-friendly|
|Harder than some hardfloors and hence highly durable||Highly durable with proper maintenance|
|Easy maintenance||Can be refinished multiple times|
- Highly durable
- Environment friendly
- Less expensive compared to hardwood flooring
- Very low formaldehyde emissions
- Allergy and asthma friendly
- Easy maintenance
Luxury vinyl plank flooring products are a highly durable option and a popular choice for residential homes. Their features include high levels of scuff, scratch and stain resistance making them suitable for busy family homes with active pets and young children.
Our vinyl plank collections offer fabulous residential wear and tear warranties of up to 25 years, highlighting their durability when cared for, installed and maintained in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.
- High durability with very low maintenance
- Enhanced digital photographic layer offers more authentic timber finish
- 100% waterproof and come with slip resistant surfaces
- Anti-static and hygienic
Luxury vinyl flooring is one of the best ways to upgrade your interiors. These are flexible tiles/planks manufactured from Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC)with very high durability and resilience. These are of the most maintenance-free floors and can provide a softer step compared to tiles. They do not need any underlay and are 100% waterproof. The planks are flexible and hence can withstand varying climatic conditions. Most often these are glued down to the floor.
The hybrids are among the latest innovations in the flooring industry that blend the characteristics of vinyl planks and floating floors. The most important aspect of hybrid boards is that they can be easily installed using click-lock mechanism. The hybrid planks also include an inbuilt underlay that provides enhanced insulation against heat and sound.
- Wear Layer: This is the top-most transparent layer that is primarily designed to withstand scratches and regular wear and tear.
- Design Layer: This layer lies underneath the wear layer and depicts the photographic imitation of timber
- Core Layer: This layer consists of the HDF core that provides the structural strength to the floor.
|Budget friendly||Comparatively expensive|
|Good scratch resistance and fade resistance||Susceptible to scratches|
|High resilience and ease of maintenance||High resilience andease of maintenance|
|Not suitable for wet areas||Not suitable for wet areas|
|Offers good finish but cannot match a timber floor||Offers great finish and sophistication.|
- Eco-friendly choice: These floorboardsare more sustainable and eco-friendly.
- Authentic timber finish: The top wear layer consists of authentic timber and hence provides the same finish as luxurious timber flooring.
- Better resilience: These floors are more strong and sturdy owing to the engineered construction of the mid-layers. They can withstand higher moisture and temperatures.
- Light on the pocket: Due to the engineered core construction, theyare more economical than traditional solid timber floors. Their locking mechanisms also reduces the installation costs
An engineered timber is the next innovation in timber flooring after solid timber. These have been in use for some time now. They offer the advantages of timber flooring while eliminating some of its disadvantages. An engineered timber plank contains several layers and supplier adopt different methods in manufacturing them.
They primarily consists of:
- A top wear layerof authentic timber
- Multiple mid-layers compressed filler boards
- Base layer which serves as backing
The specific design of engineered timber means it offers a range of performance benefits over solid hardwood, such as stability and sustainability. Engineered timber floorboards can be incorporated into your home in exactly the same way as any solid hardwood, from basic flooring to feature walls, joinery or countertops.
Two different ranges of timber are dissected below:
Construction of European Oak:
Construction of Rigid Core Timber:
Construction of Australian Hardwood Range:
Note: The layers can vary depending on the supplier.
- Smooth finish: This type of hybrids are very smooth and can be slippery and hence not recommended for wet areas.
- Embossed finish: This type of hybrids have a brushed texture which runs along the grains which improves their slip resistance and also attempts to imitate a timber’s texture.
Yes. Hybrid can be installed on other hard floors provided the surface is fairly flat without much variations. If there are variations then a floor prep may be needed. A floor prep can be done by adding a layer of leveling compound or using Masonite boards.
- Better resilience than laminates and other floating floors
- Has great scratch resistance
- 100% waterproof
- Easy maintenance
- Easy installation. The boards can be click-locked together
- Built-in underlay.
- Stable with temperature variations and waterproof
- Compared to laminatesthey can be expensive
- The subfloor needs to be fairly flatwithout bumpsor variations. If not, a floor prep is needed before hybrid installation
- The click-lock systems are sensitive and needs to be installed with care. Once installed properly they can last several years.
- Prolonged exposure to sunlight for several years can lead color variations/fading.
We have compiled the following into give you 4 easy steps in choosing a carpet.
1. Choose the fiber
- Purpose of the room.
- Amount of foot traffic.
- Pet friendly?
2. Choose the style
- Matching your interior décor and lifestyle.
- Texture you would like to have.
- Amount of foot traffic
3. Choose the color
- Want the carpet to blend into room or stand out from the rest?
- Want the room to look spacious?
- Want the room to be calm or active?
- Book a free measure and quote with us. Our consultants will bring samples. Get your carpets done from the comfort of your home.
Cut Pile:The cut pile carpets are the ones where the fibers are looped into the carpet backing and the top of the loops are cut off leaving flat tufts of fiber. 1. Cut Pile Plush:
- Shorter pile length and the piles are twisted together.
- Twisting of fiberscreates texture under light
- Soft and offer a formal look
- Prone to footprints and vacuuming
- Suitable to medium to low traffic areas
- Piles in this type are twisted and hence the pile get oriented along different directions
- Offer superior comfort and feel
- Compared to cut pile, they are less likely to show footprints or tracking
- Suited for areas with high foot traffic
Loop Pile:In this type, the fibers are looped into the backing of the carpet to form continuous loops. 1. Level Loop Pile:
- All the loops are uniform in length
- Textures are produced in these by varying the tightness of loops
- Doesn’t show footprints
- Best suited for high traffic areas
- Loops are in different heights
- Loops in different sequences are used to create patterns
- Well suited for medium to high-traffic areas.
- Alsocalled High-Low loop pile
Combination Cut and Loop PileThey contain combination of cut and loop pile to create patterns. They can also create sculptured effects under different lighting conditions. 1. Textured Cut and Loop Pile
- Combination of cut and loop tufts
- Soft and smooth textured feel
- Different patterns which give a great appeal
- Less prone to foot prints
- Suited for medium to high traffic
- Combination of level loop and cut fiber tufts
- Suited for medium to high traffic
- Less prone to foot prints and vacuuming
- It’s a natural fiber which is warm, luxurious and durable.
- Its hard wearing and can last for several years with good maintenance.
- It has excellent noise and heat insulation.
- Its superior properties places it on the expensive side of pricing.
- It's blend of natural corn sugar and synthetic polymer.
- It is extremely resilient, durable, luxurious and soft
- It has very good stain resistance. Most stains can be cleaned using cold water.
- It is highly resistant to fadingof colors
- It is pet friendly.
- It’s a synthetic fiber known for its toughness and durability
- It inherits some of the stain resisting properties of triexta at a comparatively lower price
- It has a wide variety of colors and available in different styles
- It is well suited for busy living areas with pets and offers plushness and comfort.
- It gives the natural and luxurious feel of wool along with toughness and resilience of synthetic fibers
- It often consists of 80:20 with 80% wool and remaining synthetic fiber.
- It’s a more affordable synthetic fiber which offers value for money
- It’s better suited for low traffic areas such as study, guest room and child’s room.
- Its also a more affordable synthetic fiber
- Its ideal for investment properties or play rooms.
- Its better suited for low traffic areas.