Friday, 15 July 2011

Remnants at Eastcliff

When we get to the end of a Roll we measure the remaining material and put them up around the shop at discount prices. These can be small runner size vinyls too lounge size carpets.
We Now have more Remnants in stock at knock down prices... infact our Remnants have upto 75% off R.R.P. All can be Supplied and fitted.
Why not pop in to see our great selction of Remnant in store.

Thursday, 14 July 2011

Carpet Underlay

How many people think about carpet underlay on a regular basis? I for one don't. I think the only time people ever think about carpet underlay is when you are laying new carpet. The exception to this would obviously be if you work in the carpet business!
So, what do we non carpet workers know about underlay? If you are anything like I was a couple of weeks ago, then probably not much. Though once you've been thrust into the depths of home renovation, you'll most likely get a fair understanding like I have.
So I'm going to share some of my new found carpet padding (that's another word for it) knowledge with the rest of you folks.
First and foremost; what is carpet underlay?
Well you know how when you're walking on your carpet at home it feels kind of spongy? That spongy feeling is the carpet underlay! It's basically a layer of material (we'll get into what the material is made of later), that is laid directly onto your floor, regardless of whether it is a concrete slab or wooden floorboards, and then your actual carpet is laid over top.
Why do we need carpet underlay?
There are a few good reasons why every home should have carpet cushioning (yes, it's another word for it). I'll tell you about the most important ones.
By adding the extra layer to your floors you not only help trap the heat in your home but you also help dull those sound waves so your rooms aren't so noisy. So you get two types of insulation with the same piece of underlay, heat and sound insulation!
For some people this isn't a very important factor, but for me it is a major bonus! I'm the sort of girl who spends quite a lot of time on the floor. I like lying on the floor in the lounge room in front of the fire place, or doing yoga in front of the TV. So spongy carpet is definitely a good thing!
Have you ever tried lying on the floor in your office at work? I'm a little ashamed to say I have... it's not what you think; I was trying to stretch my back not take a sneaky nap. But you'll notice a difference in the comfort levels. The carpeted floor at work is hard, that's because most work places don't have carpet underlay, or if they do, it's that industrial grade stuff which is useless for lying on!
Carpet Protection
Yes, even though it's underneath your carpet, it is actually protecting it. You see that spongy-ness that makes your carpets so comfy to lay on actually serves a more practical purpose. It allows your carpet to spring back when weight is applied; weight such as people walking all over it and furniture placed on top of it.
Have you noticed when you move your furniture around there are always indentations where it used to sit? Well your carpet underlay will help to push out those dents and bring your carpet back to its usually flat state.
So there you have it, three pretty great reasons to use carpet underlay! 

On Line Shop

Why not visit our online shop where you can look at many range of Carpet and Vinyl aswell as view many differnt flooring ranges including Laminate Woods and Rugs.
You can also order samples which will be sent to you direct.

Estcliff Carpets Online Shop

Saturday, 9 July 2011

Buying a carpet: Carpet styles

There are a variety of surface texture options available, all of which affect the appearance, feel and importantly performance of your carpet.

By and large, the more luxurious the surface, the more care it will need. Shorter pile usually wears better than long pile carpet but is not as luxurious. It all comes down to personal taste and room usage. The most common styles are:

Twist piles - These have a coarse, rugged finish

Velvet pile - Have a smooth luxurious appearance, rather like suede.

On a like for like basis the only difference between these is aesthetic.

Loop pile - These replicate the look of natural flooring such as coir and sisal. A tip here is that cats and anything with long claws are not a good idea with loop pile carpet.

Saxony - Has a deep pile with a pronounced sensuous feel. Popular in bedrooms they do flatten so are not recommended in heavy traffic areas

Patterned carpet - Usually has a smooth velvet surface with excellent appearance retention

Thursday, 7 July 2011

LG Luxury Vinyl Tiles comming to UK

We are waiting on a new Display stand from LG (yes the people that make TVs etc)
These LTVs look to be one of the best made we have seen and are set to take ove the UK market from Karndean.

Take a look.

Fun look at what could go wrong when fitting.