That Carpet Place is the first choice for carpets in Worcester! We have 3 great locations, including our Carpet Warehouse in Shrub Hill, our Worcester City Showroom and our Malvern Shop. We supply and stock a great selection of top brand carpets including Cormar, Kingsmead Carpets, StainFree, Invictus, LifeStyle Floors, and Furlong Flooring. You can also view hundreds of special order carpet sample books in store to choose the perfect carpet for you! From budget cord to luxurious saxony carpets, loop berbers and striped carpet designs, there is something for everyone! Choose from our amazing priced room sized roll ends or huge selection of roll stock ranges!
Alongside our friendly sales service, we can also help with carpet installation, including measuring and fitting.
Below are a small selection of some of the carpets available at our Worcester based showroom.
Help Choosing the Type of Carpet
Cut pile / Twist
The most popular type of carpet is the cut pile. It is created from yarn which has been tightly twisted together. It mainly comes in plain colours and has a mottled textured appearance. This is a great option for those seeking a general purpose and economical style around the home.
This carpet describes exactly how it feels. The Velvet pile has a very smooth, silky feel with an elegant cut pile finish. This is ideal for bedrooms in need of that luxurious and cosy feel. However, Velvet pile is comparatively expensive in relation to some other types of carpet due to the high grade material which goes into the manufacturing process.
Shag pile is made in the same way as cut pile, but has much longer tufts for a fantastically luxurious feel. The shaggy appearance was extremely popular back in the Seventies and this look is increasingly making a comeback at present.
Saxony is similar to Shag pile in as much as it also features longer tufts than some of the other styles. It can best be described as a dense cut pile and people often favour it for use in bedrooms and living rooms.
A type of carpet which is excellent for durable all purpose use, is looped pile carpet – sometimes referred to as a Berber carpet. This type of carpet features a looped pile making it more hard wearing than other carpet types. It is also characterised by a heavier and wider kind of yarn. The loops can either be uniform or different sizes for a more textured look and feel. The yarn too can vary in size.
Measuring Your Carpet
It is helpful to have your room dimensions with you when looking for a new carpet so you can plan your budget and choose the best quality floor covering you can afford. Below is a quick guide to help with your initial estimation.
1. Draw out the shape of your room
Measure length (1) x width (2)
Measure the maximum length and width at the rooms’ widest points. This is important so the correct number of repeats or length can be calculated.
Multiply the width measurement by the length measurement to give you an idea of the total square metres required (carpet prices are per square metre), e.g. 2m x 4m = 8m². To work out an approximate price take the carpet square metre price e.g. £10.00 and multiply it by your total square metres: £10.00 x 8m² = £80.00.
Measure any indentations (3 and 4)
If the room is not a regular shape, make sure that you measure the size of any indentations, e.g. fireplace, bay window etc. This is important so that all of the carpet you buy can be utilised effectively, helping you to minimise cost and wastage.
Measure to the ‘back’ of the door frame
It is important to allow enough carpet to be fitted under the door threshold otherwise unsightly gaps would be created.