Carpets for domestic use
We only sell to business-to-business clients; therefore you can unfortunately not buy directly from us as a private person. But at this page you can gain an insight into our carpet range for the domestic use and also find advices for choosing the correct carpet for the different rooms in the home.
If you would like information about a Fletco dealer near you, please give us a call at +45 96 60 30 00 and we will assist you.
Dive into our different carpet types and the various colour opportunities below.
Are you looking for beautiful and soft rugs for your home? Take a look in the Modern Art range, which is our rugs collection.
Choose the correct carpet for domestic use
Choosing the correct carpet will increase well-being and comfort in the home. When choosing a carpet there will always be a selection of designs and colours which appeal to you. But when you add in the health and well- being factors, the choice of which carpet to purchase must then also include considerations such as the raw materials the carpet is made of and the quality of the carpet.
The many choices available
The carpet purchaser is faced with a myriad of choices when choosing carpets for his/her home. However, three things are the most important criteria when evaluating the purchase of a carpet; the pile, the raw material used for the pile, and finally the backing.
1. The pile
The pile of a carpet is the yarn which makes up the surface of the carpet. This yarn can be both long or short cut or non cut. The majority of carpets are tufted today. Tufting is done using a large sewing machine with a lot of parallel needles which create long lines of yarn loops close together. This gives a strong and soil- resistant surface. These loops are then fixed by glue and given the required backing; this is a loop pile carpet. Examples of these are boucle and berber, which have a short and long pile respectively.
Alternatively, the loops can be cut, fixed by glue and given the required backing; this is a cut pile carpet. This gives the carpet a softer feel but reduces its durability. Examples of this are shag or velour carpet, the shag being long, and the velour being short. The qualities of a carpet are also dependent on the density of the yarn used, the more yarn the better it wears, and easier it is to clean.
2. Wool or man-made fibres
The pile of a carpet can consist of wool or man-made fibres, both of which are used with equal success in carpets. The choice of pile yarn depends on the use the carpet is designed for. Man-made fibres are extremely hard-wearing and do not readily absorb moisture. Wool fibres, in contrast, are soft and have a natural tendency to right themselves due to their inbuilt elasticity.
3. The carpet backing
You might ask yourself why you should be concerned about something that is not on show. However, a carpets backing is just as important to the level of comfort the carpet offers and how well it will wear as the visible pile. There is a foam backing on the majority of carpets and, if this is thick and soft, the carpet will have a nice cushioned feel to it. The durability of a carpet also depends on the backing material used, and its thickness and rigidity.
The advantages of carpet
- Good walking comfort
- Reduces noise levels
- Creates better acoustics
- Reduces heat loss
- Is offered in a large selection of colours and designs, facilitating good interior design.
The living room
A carpet for a living room, in a family where this room is used often and every day, is different to a carpet for a living room with very little traffic. It is, therefore, extremely important that you know what is expected of your carpet before you buy it. That is why no specific carpet type is recommended for a living room. A nice long pile carpet could be exquisite, but if your children play ball in the living room then you might want to consider buying another carpet.
A soft long pile carpet is ideal for the bedroom, but perhaps not the best choice for the children’s bedrooms. A more robust carpet would be more suitable here. Even though you have different types of carpet, it is possible to get the same colours and pattern matches.
It is important, that carpets in corridors and entrances are extremely hard-wearing. We normally advise that you use a short loop pile in these areas.