Products/Carpet

Wool or synthetic carpet – which is better?

This is the most common question we are asked and, in our opinion, the reality is that neither is best.  Both have different features and benefits. The right choice for your home comes down to a number of factors, so the best way to ensure you make the right choice is to call in and see us. We will talk through your individual needs and work with you to find the product most ideally suited to you and your home.

Wool Carpet

Wool carpet is strong and luxurious, wears well and is warm and soft to the touch. Because it is a natural fibre, wool carpets are hypoallergenic, fire-resistant and antit-static. They also provide superior insulation, acoustic and humidity benefits.

Nylon Carpet

Solution dyed nylon carpet provides the ultimate in colour fastness, stain protection and performance. It is durable, resilient and stain resistant, and easy to clean so ideal for heavy traffic areas including stairs.

Polyester Carpet

Polyester Carpet is naturally high-lustre in appearance and beautifully soft, yet it is very practical as it is resistant to bleaching, fading, soiling and stains. Because it has low absorbency it is also quick to dry.

Polyprop Carpet

Polyprop Carpet is a great cost-effective choice. It is also very strong yet lightweight so easy to handle and install. Polyprop carpets are also very moisture resistant and chemical resistant, so highly unlikely to stain.

Garage & Boat Carpet

Garage & Boat Carpet is safe (no more wet, slippery floors), tough and durable, a great alternative to your concrete floor. It is rot and stain proof and easy to vacuum, providing a warm an comfortable environment together with a lifetime guarantee against zippering.

Carpet Care

Vacuum your new carpet to prevent soil becoming embedded in the pile. Place furniture cups under legs of heavy furniture and periodically shift furniture a few inches to give the pile a chance to recover. To accelerate recovery dampen the indented wool pile slightly.

Spot and Stain Removal - ACT QUICKLY

  • Blot Up Liquids - with a sponge or a clean absorbent cloth.
  • Scoop Up Solids - with a spoon or a knife.
  • Treat Stains - according to the recommendations given.

CAUTION - Before treating a stain on your carpet, pre-test the treatment on an inconspicuous part of the carpet to check for possible colour changes.

We recently had the pleasure of working with Floorpride to address a long-standing frustration we have had about carpeting a large staircase in our Victorian era heritage-listed home 'Woodford', in Christchurch. Mr Joshua Rogers and his contractor, Dave, visited the site and not only were willing to accept the challenges of laying a bordered-pattern Victorian runner-style carpet on the stairs but also offered, and duly executed, a superb and creative laying solution to ensure the result was faithful to the period and laid to the finest standards. The result exceeded our expectations and we would have no hesitation to recommend the Floorpride team to anyone with a heritage carpet requirement or who are seeking to address technical carpet laying needs to exacting standards.

Trevor and Jill Lord, February 2016.