Floorings / Top Tips


You don’t buy carpet very often and you will walk on it every day, so it is worth ensuring you buy what is right for you. We recommend you think about:


The Room

A bedroom, for example, takes far less wear than a stair carpet.

Your Colour Scheme

Are you matching the carpet to a particular scheme?  What are your future decorating plans?


Is it a quick fix or do you want it to last a long time?

Your Budget

How much can you afford? Don’t forget to include cost of fitting and underlay.  Carpet is like most things in life – you get what you pay for.

Plain or Patterned

A plain carpet gives more flexibility for the use of pattern elsewhere in the room. Patterned carpet provides more colour options

Other important things to keep in mind:



Measuring the Room

Leave it to an expert! Doing it yourself you could end up ordering too much or too little.


Samples of Carpet

Use samples to actually see the carpet you like in-situ with natural lighting etc.


Just as you wouldn’t buy a new car without new tyres, so you should always buy new underlay with new carpet.


The fitting of your carpet

Fitting is a skill – and there is no such thing as ‘free fitting’!  All carpet should be fitted in accordance with BS5325, the British Standard for the installation of textile floor coverings.

Buy Approved

Buy from a Carpet Foundation Member

Service and ‘back up’ are all important. As a Carpet Foundation member we follow their Consumer Code of Practice approved by the Trading Standards Institute. For more information go to


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Keep Offcuts

Keep the remnants and off-cuts

They can be used as doormats in doorways and you never know when they might be useful.

Measuring the Room

Leave it to an expert! Doing it yourself you could end up ordering too much or too little.

A guide to ‘buying on line’

“Yes” we sell our rugs online and should a rug not arrive in the perfect condition expected then of course this will be remedied efficiently and without question. However what about buying carpets and other floorcoverings online – is it worth the risk?

Is what you are buying online a ‘like for like’ with an in-store product – careful it may be 2nd’s

Is it the same colour?

What if there is a problem with the product – who will inspect it? Will they fix or replace if required?

When problems arise and they do, there is often a fine line between the fault of the product itself and the fault of the installation – you could find yourself in a position where both your supplier and installer blame each other. At Glenearn Flooring the supply and installation of your purchased product is guaranteed.

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