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Before we start you may be thinking well you don't do carpets do you? We do, although we don't show them on the website. If you want a chat with us about how we can help you choose your new carpet then please do pop in and see us.

Nothing compares to the feeling of quality carpet under your feet does it? Okay so it requires a bit more maintenance than vinyl but it really is worth the effort.

There are so many types and qualities out there that it can become tricky to pinpoint the carpet that's right for you.

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You need to think about your lifestyle and whether or not you have the time to care for a natural wool carpet for example. Investing in a quality carpet is essential although if you have small children and they're forever spilling water or other more colourful things onto it then go for a hard wearing effort that you can scrub with bleach!


Don't be tempted to scrimp or worse still not bother as a quality underlay will give your new carpet a solid foundation and support it throughout it's life. Your carpet needs a layer of padding.

High traffic areas require firm, dense padding while bedrooms may require something less robust.

Your Budget

Make the most of any budget by choosing the best carpet for each room. Guest rooms for example don't get so much use. You might want to lower your budget here especially if you are carpeting the whole house. Living rooms however take a lot of stress and this is where your budget should be a little higher.

Think long term. Paying a little extra for a quality pile will save you money in the end. It's often false economy to go cheap.

Here at Tannahills we carry a large, varied carpet selection, including different fibre options such as wool, synthetics and blends. As well as the great choice in store, we have a great team of people who are both friendly and knowledgeable.

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