Today, we’re diving feet first into the wonderfully soft world of carpets – a topic we’re absolutely passionate about.

We’ve got a treat for you: a guide packed with down-to-earth advice, straightforward tips, and a sprinkle of our trademark humour. Whether you’re a first-time buyer, pondering a refresh, or simply curious about the mysteries of carpet care, you’re in the right place.

How Do You Tell a Good Carpet?

Picking a good carpet is like choosing the best pie at a bake-off – it’s got to have the right mix of ingredients. First off, let’s talk about pile density – that’s how closely knit those fibres are. Imagine a thick, lush lawn; that’s your high-density carpet right there, offering comfort and durability that’s great for any room. Next up, fibre type. Wool is the king of comfort, giving you a carpet that’s as soft as a duckling and tough as old boots. Synthetics like nylon and polyester are mighty too, offering stain resistance and colour vibrancy that’s nothing short of inspirational.

How Can You Tell If Carpet Is Bad?

Spotting a bad carpet is easier than finding a raincloud in British summer – it practically announces itself. Look out for signs of wear and tear, such as matting, fading, and fraying, which scream “I’ve had it!”. Another telltale sign is odour. If your carpet smells more like a wet dog than fresh linen, it’s a no-go. And don’t forget stains that stick around longer than unwanted guests, and a lack of resilience in the carpet’s pile, leaving it looking deflated.

Is It Cheaper to Clean the Carpet or Replace It?

This is the age-old question, like tea or coffee. The answer depends on the state of the battlefield. If your carpet’s seen more action than a stunt double, with wear that’s as clear as day, then it might be time to start afresh. Remember, at Frank’s, replacing your carpet won’t cost an arm and a leg and most of the time is cheaper than having it professionally cleaned – we promise it’s impossible to buy flooring for less!

Is 30 Year Old Carpet Unhealthy?

Let’s face it, a 30-year-old carpet has been through a lot – it’s practically a piece of history. But with age comes wisdom, and sometimes, a few health concerns. Over the years, carpets can accumulate dust, allergens, and other not-so-pleasant guests that might not make your home the healthiest spot. It’s like keeping a vintage car in the garage; it looks interesting, but you wouldn’t want to run it every day.

If your carpet is pushing 30, it might be time to retire it for something fresher from Frank’s. Not only can a new carpet improve the air quality of your home, but it also brings a burst of inspiration to your décor, proving that sometimes, change is indeed good.

Choosing the right flooring is a journey, and at Frank’s, we’re here to guide you every step of the way. Our carpets are not only affordable and top-quality, but they’re also backed by over 25 years of experience. So, why not pop into your local Frank’s?

Got a question? Ask Frank!