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Established in 1982, Simon Barnes Carpets & Flooring is one of the longest running carpet showrooms in the local area. The expression ‘carpet specialist’ we find can sometimes be used very easily; however, Simon entered the trade 44 years ago working daily with patterned woven Axminster and Wilton carpets and still plies his trade four decades on, learning and experiencing all shifts and trends in the industry within this time. Whether you are looking to buy new carpet or flooring for any domestic or commercial property, you are in the best hands. Please see below a selection of projects completed by our in-house fitters for your information:
With so many types of carpet available, when browsing carpet showrooms for the perfect carpet it can be hard to make a decision. At Simon Barnes Carpets & Flooring, we help make it a little easier by offering professional advice and tips on carpets that are most suited to your needs. Carpets are defined by the way they are manufactured, how the pile fibres are connected to the backing and the density of the pile.
Please see below some carpet terms and expressions to be aware of when choosing your next carpet, which Simon has provided personally for your information:
Pile - The pile is the bit you stand on. 'Total pile weight' refers to the amount of yarn used to make the carpet. Deep-pile carpets feel more luxurious, while more rows of yarn are harder-wearing.
80:20 - The 80% wool 20% nylon mix provides the softness of wool combined with the strength of nylon creating the perfect carpet yarn.
Axminster - Ulster Carpets is one of the world's leading manufacturer of Axminsters, a way of making woven carpets that offers great pattern definition. Most Axminster carpets are patterned.
Berber - Traditionally berbers were made from natural-coloured wools, but what we refer to these days as a berber is a heather with a 'homespun' appearance.
Heather - Carpet yarn made from more than one fibre colour, giving a flecked, multicoloured effect.
Tufted - Tufts of yarn are punched through a backing membrane and secured by latex. Tufting is a less time-consuming, and therefore less costly process than weaving, but it does mean the construction of the carpet isn't as solid.
Twist - A type of carpet that uses yarn with a higher twist than usual, to create a textured surface.
Velvet - Straighter than twisted yarn, with the cut ends at the top, giving a soft, velvety surface.
Wilton - The oldest method of weaving, offering limited colour choice but a variety of textures. Ideal for producing textured plains.
Woven - A process where the pile and backing yarns are woven together, offering unrivalled strength and stability. You can spot a woven carpet by the warp and weft threads on the reverse. Both Axminster and Wilton carpets are woven.
Cut pile types can be seen at our carpet showrooms in Wirral. You can also see examples of carpets we install on our gallery page.
We stock carpets by leading brands such as Axminster and Cormar. All carpets are eligible for our supply and fit carpet and flooring services. Before delivery, carpets are unrolled and thoroughly checked.