Carpets in Cheltenham

Natural Fibres - consider these brief points before choosing

Short explanation of natural fibres to consider when choosing between coir, sisal and seagrass. All are very popular owing to the rustic appearance that blends particularly well with Cotswold stone and timber. Woven using traditional "boucle", "basketweave" and "herringbone" techniques.

Cautionary note

It's a myth these materials are harder wearing than conventional carpet, honest advice would tell you they're particularly prone to staining. A protective spray called Intec can be applied at additional cost, but it's not a perfect protection and will eventually wear off.

Good advice would be to ensure not to disturb once fitted as re-fitting will almost always lead to deterioration (fraying, stretching etc).

Coir
The most well known and reasonable costing - read about coir

Seagrass
Harder face surface showing less "loose" fibres than others - read about seagrass

Sisal
Perhaps the most sophisticated of the natural fibres and the only one which can be dyed. The most expensive of the three - read about sisal

Unnatural Floor Company
Synthetic materials made in the natural style for use where water is an everyday living hazard - read about unnatural flooring

Wool alternatives
When hard wearing floors are necessary and water is an issue, consider the Fenland range from New Way Carpets and Victoria Carpets Natural Collection. Aesthetic appearance very similar to natural (plant) fibres - read about wool alternatives