Look no further than Alexanders “The Carpet & Flooring Store” for an unrivalled range of high-grade carpets. Based in Skegness, Lincolnshire, our carpet company is recognised in the local area for flooring of the finest quality.
Carpet has been a staple flooring choice in UK homes for decades and it’s easy to understand why. It’s an affordable way to introduce texture, colour, and softness into any room. Carpet feels warm and cosy under your feet, but can still withstand everyday wear and tear and also reduce noise: making it a popular option for busy homes.
In practice, virtually all carpets, irrespective of style or type, share the same basic construction: a pile or surface yarn fixed to a backing material. The quality of a carpet is determined by factors that include the density of the pile and the fibre or blend of fibres that it’s made from. Carpets are often used in family homes because they trap allergens, dust, and other contaminants that can then be removed when the carpet is vacuumed.
At Alexanders “The Carpet & Flooring Store”, we stock a diverse range of carpets to suit every budget, room, and interior taste. From colour and fibre type to style and texture, you are sure to find a carpet that suits your needs with us. We also have a great range of carpet underlay and accessories to ensure that you get the best out of your new flooring and achieve the perfect finish.
By now you will know the look you want to achieve and have decided on carpet as your preferred flooring type. But
what next? Now it’s time to dig down into the detail. Which type of carpet is best for your chosen room, your lifestyle, and your interior style?
With the expert knowledge of our professionals, we can tell which carpet is most suited to the different areas of your home. The great thing about the carpets in our range is their versatility, with many styles suiting more than one room. We also specialise in the supply and fitting of both vinyl and laminate to cater to your individual preferences.
Carpet is perfect for the living room because it feels warm and soft underfoot. Saxony carpets are a popular lounge carpet as they have a deeper, more luxurious pile and twist carpets work well as they are a perfect mix of comfort and durability. Loop carpets will also suit your lounge, however they may be impractical when you have dogs or cats with claws that can catch.
Like the lounge, carpet is ideal for bedrooms. With a lot of time spent barefoot in a bedroom, you can afford for your carpet to be more luxuriously soft and comfortable than practical. So again, soft Saxony carpets are perfect.
Want a bit of luxury? Velvet carpets with their rich texture and colours will really pamper your feet – and your eyes.
The hall, stairs, and landing are high-wear, busy areas that require a carpet that can withstand regular comings-and-goings, especially in family homes. Twist, plain and textured carpets made from polypropylene, polyamide, or wool are ideal for these spaces because they offer the perfect blend of comfort and practicality. Consider stripes for extra impact on stairs.
Whether you host occasional dinner parties or enjoy regular family meals in the dining room, we recommend a stain-resistant carpet to remove the worry of accidental spills. Wool carpets are easy to clean while polypropylene carpet can be cleansed with a bleach solution.
The type of yarn fibres used to manufacture a carpet produce unique properties that directly affect the appearance, feel, and longevity of your carpet. Our range features carpets constructed from man-made fibres, natural fibres, or a blend of the two. But what are the differences between the yarn types, and how will they affect the life and look of your carpet?
Take a look at the list below that features the range of man-made fibres in our stunning carpets.
Soft to the touch yet stain-resistant and incredibly hard wearing, polypropylene carpets offer excellent value for money and are ideal for pretty much anywhere in the home. They can withstand sunlight and damp as well as constant traffic from all family members including pets. Easy to clean, a bleach mix can be used on particularly tough stains. Polypropylene has a tendency to flatten in heavier wear areas, so it is best to purchase better quality carpet for those particular locations.
Super soft but still tough and durable, polyamide carpets are highly stain-resistant and easy to clean. An ideal choice again for families, polyamide doesn’t flatten easily and springs back into shape, keeping the carpet looking sumptuous and beautiful. Developments in technology have created a new generation of super soft polyamide carpets that feel fantastic!
Discover about the natural fibres in our carpet range by reading the information below.
Natural, sustainable, and gorgeous to look at, wool is the most resilient fibre, which enables it to recover quickly from footfall and retain its appearance. Wool carpets are soft, durable, and easy to clean, as well as being available in an 100% pure form or a blend with at least 50%. Richer colour is easier to achieve with wool, as well as natural heat, sound insulation, and flame protection. Although it can be more expensive than man-made fibres, wool carpet is so long-lasting that it’s seen as an investment by many.
Carpets are available in a wide variety of designs, allowing you the freedom to be creative in your home with colour, texture, and pattern. Whether you're looking for a traditional look or a more contemporary feel, there are carpet designs to suit your style. Below, we explore the different effects that patterned, plain, and striped carpets can have in your home.
A patterned carpet can make a bold statement or add a real traditional feel to your home. From classic motifs with ornate detailing to on-trend contemporary styles, there is a patterned carpet to suit every home interior. Even your child’s bedroom or play area can be transformed with carpets inspired by their favourite characters.
Choose a plain carpet to add dramatic colour, a neutral finish, or anything in between. The versatility of plain carpet gives you the freedom to create the look you want with simple colour style statements or contrasting shades. Plain carpets can be used in any room to complement your existing decor or contrast to make a colourful style statement.
Be bold with your home design by introducing a dynamic striped carpet into your rooms for maximum impact. Especially popular on stairs, vertical stripes can create the illusion of space and are available in a range of contrasting colours that ooze personality. Striped carpet is ideal for busy homes as it can conceal dirt and wear well.
Pile relates to the fibres in a carpet. A carpet is constructed by weaving these fibres in and out of the carpet backing that creates a series of loops. The loops are then cut to create a twist pile carpet or left uncut to create a loop pile carpet. Cut-and-loop pile carpets use a combination of both techniques. The thickness of a carpet’s pile determines the properties of that floor, including its appearance, feel, durability, and also how easy it is to clean. There are two common pile lengths, which include deep and short.
Deep pile carpets are thick and soft underfoot with a luxurious feel. The added comfort and warmth a deep carpet provides makes them a popular choice for cosy spaces within the home, including the bedroom and living room.
Short pile carpets are more suitable for high traffic areas of the home, as they tend to be easier to clean. The easy-clean properties of short pile carpets mean that they are often used in hallways, landings, and dining rooms.
The way your carpet looks, feels, and performs is determined by its pile, the way that it’s made, and the fibres used. Generally, a shorter, denser pile carpet works best at keeping its appearance for longer in heavy wear areas.
A longer pile carpet also adds a touch of luxury to your home. The varying levels of wear that each type of carpet can withstand determines suitability and if it is right for your specific needs.
Smooth on the surface and hard-wearing, twist carpets add tasteful styling and comfort to your home. Available in both plain and contrasting heather colours, twist carpet is great for busy family homes. It also works particularly well in areas that receive a lot of traffic such as a hallway, landing, or kitchen.
These offer a delightful treat for the feet. Saxony carpet is renowned for having a super soft finish as well as surprisingly hard-wearing nature. The sumptuous thick pile of Saxony carpet has made it an incredibly popular choice for bedrooms and living rooms because of its deep, luxurious texture and soft feeling underfoot.
Loop pile carpets are the perfect combination of cosiness and practicality. Choose from either level or multi-level for more texture, both of which are soft underfoot. These types of carpet are available in either plain or multi-tonal heather shades. If you have pets with claws that could get caught in the hoops, we do recommend other options for you to choose from.
Berber carpets are available in either loop or twist piles with a huge choice of patterns and textures, making them a versatile option. Affordable, stain-resistant, and hard-wearing, Berber carpet can easily cope with the traffic of a busy household without compromising on its stylish appearance.
Straight and looped fibres are combined with some cut loops to create beautiful cut and loop carpets. These cut loops create patterns to give the carpet a unique look, even in designs with simply one colour. We also do not recommend these types of carpet when you have pets with long claws.
Velvet carpets from Alexanders “The Carpet & Flooring Store” feature a dense, low-cut pile with a smooth finish and very little twist in the yarn. Velvet feels luxurious on your toes as well as providing your home with a real feeling of indulgence. This carpet is beautifully soft, cosy, and insulating, making it a wonderful lounge or bedroom carpet.