As the days grow shorter, and the temperatures drop, there’s no better time to transform your home into a warm and inviting sanctuary with cosy carpet from Frank’s!

With over 25 years of experience in the flooring industry, at Frank’s, we understand that one of the key elements to create that cosy, welcoming atmosphere is the right carpet. 

To help you choose the perfect carpet for the cosy season, we’ve put together this handy guide just for you.

Consider the Room’s Functionality

The first step in choosing the perfect carpet is to consider the functionality of the room because different rooms have different requirements:

  • Living Room: In the heart of your home, you’ll want a carpet that’s comfortable, durable, and visually appealing. Choose a soft and plush carpet with stain resistance, especially if you have children or pets.
  • Bedroom: Comfort is the top priority here. Choose a carpet with a deep, luxurious pile that feels amazing underfoot. Neutral and calming colours work well in the bedroom, creating a serene atmosphere.
  • Dining Room: Stain resistance is crucial in this area. Consider a carpet with good spill and stain protection because shorter piles are easier to clean, but don’t sacrifice comfort.
  • Hallway and Stairs: High-traffic areas require durable flooring, so we advise looking for carpets designed to withstand heavy wear. Darker colours and patterns can help conceal dirt and traffic marks.

Carpet Pile Height and Texture

The pile height and texture of your carpet play a significant role in creating a cosy atmosphere. Here are some options to consider:

  • Plush: Plush carpets have a soft, velvety surface that feels wonderful underfoot, which makes them a perfect choice for bedrooms and living rooms.
  • Berber: Berber carpets have a looped texture that offers durability and a casual appearance. They work particularly well in high-traffic areas.
  • Frieze: Frieze carpets have a twisted, knobby appearance and provide a shaggy, informal look that effortlessly adds a sense of warmth to a room.
  • Cut and Loop: These carpets combine both cut and looped fibres, creating a textured pattern. They’re an excellent choice for adding visual interest to a room.

Carpet Colour Selection

The colour of your flooring can significantly impact the mood of a room. For cosy season, consider warm and earthy tones like deep browns, warm greys, rich burgundies, and forest greens to create a comforting ambiance. Neutral colours like beige and taupe are versatile and work well with various decor styles but remember, darker colours tend to hide dirt and stains better, making them ideal for high-traffic areas.

Material Matters

Materials vary in terms of texture, durability, and maintenance. Here are some common carpet materials to consider:

  • Nylon: Durable and stain-resistant, nylon is an excellent choice for high-traffic areas.
  • Polyester: Soft and luxurious, polyester carpets are an eco-friendly option and provide a comfortable feel.
  • Wool: Wool is a natural and luxurious material that offers warmth and durability. It’s a great choice for a cosy, elegant atmosphere.
  • Polypropylene: Polypropylene carpets are resistant to moisture, making them suitable for areas like basements and playrooms.

Carpet Underlay Matters

Don’t overlook the importance of underlay. It not only adds extra cushioning but also helps to insulate the room, keeping it warmer during the cold season. A good quality underlay can also extend the lifespan of your flooring.

Professional Carpet Installation

Proper installation is crucial to ensure your flooring looks and performs its best. We recommend hiring our professional Frank’s Fitters who have the expertise to handle the complexities of fitting flooring perfectly.

Maintenance and Care

To keep your carpet cosy and inviting, regular maintenance is key. Vacuum regularly to prevent dirt and debris from settling in and attend to spills promptly to prevent stains. 

At Frank’s The Flooring Store, we understand the importance of choosing the right carpet for the cosy season. With over 25 years of experience, we are here to help you make the best selection for your home. 

We offer a wide range of high-quality carpet in various styles, textures, and colours to suit your specific needs. Pop down to your local store and check out the amazing range of carpet we have in stock today!

Got a question? Ask Frank!