Carpet Styles

Carpet Styles

There are a variety of carpet styles and surface texture options available, all of which affect the appearance, feel, and importantly, performance of your carpet.

By and large, the more luxurious the surface, the more care it will need. Shorter pile usually wears better than long pile carpet but is not as luxurious. It all comes down to personal taste and room usage. The most common styles are:

Twist Pile Carpet – These carpets have a coarse, rugged finish.
Velvet Pile Carpet – Have a smooth luxurious appearance, rather like suede.
(On a like-for-like basis the only difference between Twist and Velvet is aesthetic)
Loop Pile Carpet – These replicate the look of natural flooring such as coir and sisal. Cats and anything with long claws are not a good idea with loop pile carpet.
Saxony Carpet – Has a deep pile with a pronounced sensuous feel. Though popular in bedrooms, they do flatten so are not recommended in heavy traffic areas.
Patterned Carpet – Usually has a smooth velvet surface with excellent appearance retention.

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Our Latest Flooring Installation At Leicester City Leisure Centre

New Carpet To The Townsend Suite

Carpet Image won the tender to supply and install, Magnum cut pile graphics carpet in Atlantic blue to complete a stunning refurbishment to The Townsend Suite.

The project was completed in under a week with a lot of hard work and organisation with staff at at the leisure centre. The Old flooring had to be stripped up and removed, the dance floor sanded and re varnished and finally the new carpet installed with new transition strips through out to complete a fresh new look from the outdated previous decor.

The old 80’s style decor, looking very tired and uninspiring.

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We stripped out the old flooring and began the prep work.

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The dance floor is stripped, varnished and resealed.leisure centre 3

The Magnum contract carpet in Atlantic Blue gives the Townsend Suite a new modern feel.

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Vinyl Flooring for Kitchen Makeover

Simply Wood Sheet Vinyl

Cost effective vinyl flooring for a realistic look

Mr Houldry of Henry Road required a clean refreshing new look to the kitchen/dining room floor of this rental property and was delighted with the Simply Wood sheet vinyl supplied and fitted by Carpet Image.

First the sub floor was prepped ensuring a level and clean surface for the new vinyl covering to lay on.

The 6.40 mt x 4.00mt sheet of vinyl was laid in one piece with no joins

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Total Cost of Job £428.40

Simply Wood Vinyl is available in 2, 3 & 4 metre widths

£12.99 sq metre


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Perfect Conservatory Flooring

Colonia Woods is the perfect flooring solution for Conservatories


Day One ; prime and screed the sub-floor.


Day 2; Installation of the Polyflor Colonia Walnut planks for the perfect conservatory floor.

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Polyflor Colonia Balmoral Grey tiles

Colonia Balmoral Grey Tiles with Ice Grouting Strips

Our latest installation of the durable tiles from Polyflor

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Latest Polyflor Colonia installation

Polyflor Colonia Welsh Raven Slate

Polyflor Colonia continues to fly of the shelves as our current best selling product

Another very happy customer after we supplied and installed the Welsh Raven Slate tiles with Grey grouting strips to this bathroom at The Arena Apartments in Nottingham.

Welsh Raven Slate with Grey grouting strips

Welsh Raven Slate with Grey grouting strips

Bathroom supplied and installed by Mint Plumbing


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We’re up to date with the latest technology – ITEC Invisiweld Traing Course

ITEC  Invisiweld For Resilient Flooring

Traing Course at FITA Traing Centre

Last week Paul and Dimitri spent a day at Loughborough’s FITA training centre on the latest ITEC Invisiweld course for commercial resilient flooring.

Launched in October 2012, the Invisiweld cold welding process is designed to offer a fast, clean and easy way to install ITEC resilient flooring.

The course explained how the procedure allows “the original design intent of the floor to remain while providing a more forgiving joining technique”.

Offering time saving benefits, the course also highlighted how Invisiweld can provide reduced installation costs and provide a stronger join than traditional hot welding methods.

Paul ” This course was really interesting, with information and practical demonstrations. I was impressed with the strength of the joins and believe this could  be a valuable addition to commercial installations for the flooring contractor. It remains to be seen if the designers and architects take this new concept on board and can see past traditional methods.”




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Cushioned Vinyl – The practical flooring For Bathrooms

Cushioned Vinyl Perfect For Bathrooms

If you’re looking for a cost effective and practical flooring solution for your bathroom, you can’t go wrong with sheet vinyl.

Helios  comes in 2, 3, & 4m widths, with R10 slip resistance, 21DB Super Acoustic and a 7 year warranty this is a great vinyl.

Mr Bass of Wide Lane, Hathern chose the colour Pierrot to contrast the white furniture and bathroom sweet.

Helios thick cushioned vinyl with R10 slip resistance and fantastic acoustic qualities

Helios thick cushioned vinyl with R10 slip resistance and fantastic acoustic qualities

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This bathroom floor cost £150.00 installed.



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Striped Stair Carpet Still In Vogue

Striped Stair Carpet Makes A Statement

Creating a feature of the stairs with Cheltenham Stripe Carpet

This customer turned her run of the mill Staircase into a wonderfully vibrant looking showpiece by choosing Cheltenam Stripe carpet by Lifestyle Floor.

This heavy domestic carpet made from 100% wool is ideal for stairs, a tough hard wearing carpet that carries a 5 year wear warranty.

Fitted on luxurious softstep underlay to give it a good lifespan and cutting down on noise and heat loss.

100% wool striped Berber carpet

100% wool striped Berber carpet

Cheltenham Stripe 100% wool Berber carpet £22.00 sq mt


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Carpet is good news for asthma and allergies

Carpet, Asthma and
Allergies – Myth or Reality

With respect to asthma and
allergies, multiple studies have reported fewer allergy and asthma symptoms associated
with carpet.

In a article published on the international E-Journal of Flooring Sciences a study of over 20,000 people has identified amazing statistics pointing to carpet being beneficial as a floor covering to people suffering with asthma and other allergies.

It states that “the significant literature on carpet and asthma
or allergies confirms that children and adults inhabiting carpet surface rooms do not have
an increased incidence of asthma or allergies.”

The fact is carpet traps the biocontaminants and prevents them becoming airborne and triggering asthma and allergies.

The study also reveal that mattresses and furniture are cause for delivering more allergens than any type of carpet.

To read the full article visit


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