If you are looking for inspiration for new flooring, then take a look at the latest issue of Ideal Home magazine

Look out for our stunning Opus Luna in the home of Ingrid Pearson and Paul Lye in this month’s @idealhome pg 103.

Karndean Flooring Inspiration

Karndean Designflooring is known for being durable and easy to maintain, but every six to twelve months you may want to treat your floor to some extra care with a quick and easy Refresh.

Here are some tips on keeping your flooring looking its best

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Penthouse Carpets Basingstoke

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One of the UK’s top-five carpet manufacturers, Penthouse Carpets are a company at the forefront of their market. Founded in 1973, this Rochdale-based consortium began life producing truly hand-made British wool carpets. Life has moved on since those days, and Penthouse Carpets now produce around 30,000 square metres of carpet a week. Despite current workloads, their dedicated workforce still approach their task with pride and a willingness to match the high standards set by generations of skilled weavers in this traditional heartland of the textile industry. As a result, Penthouse customers can always expect to receive a top-tier product from a high-end company.

Proud of their reputation for quality workmanship and anxious to source the very best raw materials, Penthouse collaborate with some of the best spinners in the UK. This working partnership guarantees Penthouse are able to secure consistent supplies of the very best quality yarn for production of their luxury carpets. Similarly, Penthouse also have a rolling commitment to the upgrading of plant and machinery in order to maintain the premier quality of their tufted carpets.

The Penthouse wool-rich carpet range is sold through a national network of independent retailers who offer customers a wealth of knowledge and experience, and who are equally willing to oversee the installation. The magnificent Penthouse range can also be viewed online – and samples requested too. A few highlights from the Penthouse collection are described below:

• New Carlton is an exquisite range of wool carpets in 18 subtle shades including a delicate pastel Spearmint, and a soft Oatmeal.

• Aurora offers a whole galaxy of wool-rich shades and textures inspired by the cosmos including Aquarius in a pale blue, and a reddish Mars complete with a rugged surface texture.

• Stateside wool-rich carpets offer 18 different ways to create your own distinctive environment. Tucson is a dry desert shade, whilst Clear Water gives a textured liquid-blue.

Attention to detail is a consistent Penthouse attribute and the company’s customer-friendly website refreshingly pictures their carpet products in authentic home settings – where customers actually live – rather than simply offering a series of interior-exhibition photo-shoots. In addition, Penthouse demonstrate their comprehensive post-sale commitment to customers by helpfully adding an extensive section of helpful advice on maintenance, cleaning and stain removal.

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Smart manufacturing in the 21st century entails keeping a watchful eye on production costs and remaining aware of the potential environmental impact of the manufacturing process. As a founder-member of Carpet Recycling UK, the industry waste initiative, Penthouse have neatly managed to address both these issues at once. Their 2010 figures indicate that Penthouse diverted 70 tonnes of manufacturing waste to eco-friendly land reclamation, whilst also turning a further 40 tonnes of ‘soft’ waste into their own bespoke range of carpet underlay. The net effect of this creative restructuring reduced landfill requirements to zero whilst simultaneously cutting disposal costs by £20,000. Conclusive proof, it seems, that Penthouse Carpets – described by one employee as ‘nothing short of brilliant’ – are destined to remain a top-level company for the foreseeable future.


For Flooring in Basingstoke – A New App

When choosing a new floor, you know its a big decision. Because, unlike paint colours, cushions and furniture, your floor is something you don’t often change, so it needs to be right. Although samples allow you to feel the surface texture of flooring, you also want to know what the floor will look like with your cabinets, wallpaper, furniture, bathroom suite – the list goes on.

In order to help you make a decision Karndean Flooring have made it really easy for you.

By creating a FREE app

Using cutting edge Augmented Reality technology, the app allows you to view any Karndean floor in your own home in real time! Check out what light wood planks look like in your kitchen and then swap it out for a light stone look tile, or maybe even parquet. You can also rotate the floor to test out different laying angles.

With access to the full catalogue via the app’s innovative Touch Selector, you really can view any Karndean floor you want, whenever you want. Take snapshots as you go along, edit out walls and furniture and then save to compare – and then share.

The app is also integrated with Facebook and Twitter, so you can easily post your favourites to your own profile for your friends and followers to comment, so getting feedback has never been simpler!

To show you how it works, please watch the video below and for more information and to download the app, please click here

Once you’ve downloaded the app and used it around your home, call into our flooring showroom, for expert advice.

Carpet Company Basingstoke – Abingdon Carpets

We are a retailer for many brands of carpet companies at our carpet showroom here in Basingstoke

In this article, we feature one of the UK’s most popular Abingdon.  Abingson Flooring Basingstoke

Despite a decade of continuous growth and investment, Abingdon Carpets, the UK’s largest privately owned manufacturer of quality carpets, is not prepared to let the dust settle on its achievements.

The company employs a 500-strong, British-based workforce, at manufacturing facilities located in South Wales, the West Midlands and the North of England. Overall, our current output of carpet per annum, measured in square metres, exceeds nine .

Determined to produce a superior product to compete with foreign imports, Abingdon Carpets quickly established a reputation for quality, innovation and dedicated customer service. Thus, all of their carpets are absolutely guaranteed to be made from only the finest-grade raw materials and they have continuously supported product integrity with a rolling investment programme of more than £2 million per annum. This has resulted in bold trend-setting initiatives such as wear warranties and stain guarantees, popular with our customers and retailers alike, which have set new industry standards for other manufacturers to follow.

In yet another important strategic investment, Abingdon Carpets now has an in-house polypropylene extrusion plant and is thus able to produce its own yarn. This integrated production system frees the company from the need to secure yarn in fixed quantities. Consequently, a much broader range of yarn colours is available to their customers and their production can be finely controlled, giving them the capacity to rapidly respond to new market trends and requests for custom blending of yarn and colours.

Their sales figures for the last 12 months show that over 500,000 customers have chosen to purchase products from the Abingdon Carpets portfolio. This features strong consumer brands such as Kosset, Stainfree, Wilton Royal and Weavercraft, offering you a comprehensive choice of style, colour, durability and price, underpinned by their unique, Abingdon Carpets guarantees. Sound advice and in-depth product information is readily available to all the Carpet Trade Centre customers as we are a premium retailer.

Abingdon Carpets, are committed to improving all areas of their business. Hence, they are receptive to the advantages and benefits of cutting-edge technologies. Amongst many examples, their logistics software tracks retailer orders; their recycling commitment has virtually eliminated landfill costs; and their imminent adoption of renewable-source electricity will significantly reduce their energy costs. As market leaders, they continue to invest in the future to bring customers the best that Britain can offer.

As the number one carpet retailer in Basingstoke, we highly recommend Abingdon Carpets.

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We offer a wide range of floor coverings at our Basingstoke Flooring showroom.

One of those companies is Alternative Flooring

Alternative are passionate about innovation and creativity. With a cheeky sense of humour, we mix new and inspiring designs with authentic natural classics. Our customers love our expertise and experience as well.  After all, flooring is a major investment. That’s why people can also expect great service from us: advice, support, inspiration.


Quick and easy flooring in Basingstoke. You’ve gotta take a look at this flooring option.

Karndean Designflooring’s latest innovation, Karndean LooseLay, is a new format of luxury vinyl flooring featuring a friction grip backing that holds the product in place. No clicking. No locking. You don’t even need glue for most installations!

Boasting the realistic designs and grain details customers expect from Karndean Designflooring, LooseLay is available in large scale wood look planks and stone look tiles and can help you create a look that works in almost any space. What’s more, LooseLay is easy to install and can be laid over most existing hard floors. Oh, and it’s 100% recyclable!

Come and visit our fantastic flooring centre in Basingstoke and talk to our experienced staff about the kind of flooring you want in your home.

As the leading carpet and wood flooring compaines in Basingstoke, we proudly introduce Cormar carpets.

Cormar Carpets are one of the success stories of the British carpet industry, Lancashire based Cormar was established in 1956 and today ranks as one of the leading carpet manufacturers in the UK.Buy Carpets Basingstoke

For more than 50 years it has placed great emphasis on quality, service and reliability and continues to invest in order to maintain and improve standards. In fact, such is the esteem in which the company is held, that it has won over thirty carpet and flooring industry awards, including being voted Best Carpet Manufacturer 2013 by readers of Interiors Monthly. In 2006 the company was named as one of the top companies to watch in the Sunday Times Top 100 independent companies in the UK.50 years
While most carpet sold in Britain today is imported from the continent, Cormar continues to manufacture carpet at its two mills in Lancashire, working with suppliers and partners to source quality raw materials and with leading trade organisations such as Carpet Recycling UK, to ensure sustainable manufacture.

Remaining a privately owned family business, Cormar’s primary aim is to manufacture quality carpets and provide a first class service to all its customers. Success is based on continuous improvement in machinery and systems as well as training and investment in its loyal staff.

There is no better combination of quality, value and choice than a Cormar carpet.

A comprehensive range of plain and heather wool twist piles, textured loop piles and easy clean polypropylene carpets are all manufactured on site at the two mills. Only the best quality yarns in 100% pure new wool, 80% woolblends and easy clean polypropylene are used and most ranges are available in both four and five metre widths for carpeting wider rooms without joins.

Samples are available and you can visit out carpet showroom in Basingstoke for more expert advice, after the Carpet trade centre has been serving the people of Basingstoke for more than 20 years

By installing wood flooring in your home you are not only creating a long term asset, which will help you to sell your home, but you will find their are many other benefits too.

One of the main benefit of course is the length of life a wood floor gives you. Wood flooring can last 50 years or more, but of course you can pay premium prices for solid wood flooring.

Thankfully, there are high quality alternatives that cost a lot less, yet look like and feel like real wood, without the high price tag.

One of the companies that have emerged as the market leader is Karndean Design Flooring.

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With Karndean Flooring you get the look and texture of natural wood without the practical drawbacks.

We are a premier dealership for Karndean in the south east of England and have been supplying wood flooring to homes in Winchester since 1992.

At our design showroom in Basingstoke, you will get the chance to talk to the experts and get practical help and advice. When you have been putting designs together for 20 years like we have, then no matter what size or shape of home, we’ll have lots of ideas for you.

Buying wood flooring in Basingstoke

There are three types of wood flooring that you can buy.

Laminated Flooring

The cheapest you can buy, is of course laminated flooring. This is basically a fibreboard plank with a photographic image on top of wood, stone or tile, with a protection overlay.

The great thing about laminated flooring is that its cheap and hardwearing. And with a click lock design, its easy to install. There are also plenty of different designs available.flooring basingstoke

The downside is that, it never really looks or indeed feels like real wood. Plus, over time the joins wear out as does the protective overlay, which effects the photograph image I mentioned earlier.

Plus if laminate flooring is laid badly, it can put off prospective house buyers.

Be careful where you lay it though. Although some manufacturers say it is suitable for kitchens and bathrooms, you have to be careful on your choices..

But don’t worry we can advise you.

Engineered Wood Flooring

This kind of flooring, is actually made from wood, in fact several layers of wood that are all glued together to create a plank, that has a real wood veneer on top.

One of the great things about engineered wood, is that it can be sanded down and restored, if it gets scuffed or damaged.

Although more attractive that laminate, it is harder to fit, especially on stairs, around toilet pans and pedestals.

It is more expensive than laminate, but depending on the design and make, prices can range from being as cheap as a better quality laminate, around £10 a sq metre to £70.

Real Wood Flooring

You cannot beat the feeling and look of real wood. Each plank is normally 18-20 mm thick and each board is made from a single plank of wood.

A well fitted wood floor, looks fabulous and really impresses visitors. In fact it can increase the value of the property as well.

The downside is that can become easily dented and does require care..

Solid wood can be sanded back many times to restore the flooring to its original look and in fact real wood flooring can last a lifetime.Karndean Flooring Basingstoke

We highly recommend paying as much as you can afford, in fact we recommend installing Karndean Flooring, because of its hard wearing properties,its easiness when it come to fitting and the price.

We feel that it offers the best value for money,when fitted by one of our professional fitters.

If you need any advice on wood flooring, then call us to day and arrange a meeting, so that we can give you the benefit of 20 years of experience of fitting wood flooring in the Basingstoke area.

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