Choosing the Right Carpet Shop

September 11, 2015

Looking to have a brand new carpet in your home? Before you head out straight to the nearest big brand carpet store, you might want to consider if you’re really going to find the right carpet for you in there.

Read on to get some tips on how to choose the best carpet shop for your needs!

Unique style

Are you looking for a generic, popular look that you’ve probably already seen at countless friends’ homes and in magazine editorials?

In that case, a large carpet store might well have what you’re looking for. Despite their huge size, larger stores tend to stock a limited selection of carpet styles, focusing on mass-selling popular types, and you’ll come across the same ones at each branch.

If you’re looking for something with a little more personality and unique flare, then independent stores, though smaller, will often surprise you with the diverse range of unique carpet styles in store!

Customer service

Choosing a carpet isn’t quite as simple as you’d first imagine. From measuring up rooms to make sure that your new carpet is correctly sized, to thinking about home décor, and the size and style of your home, there is a lot to think about!

It can really help to have some experienced assistance when you’re considering these important elements. While larger shops will certainly deliver to your home, and can help with fitting in a carpet if necessary, smaller shops often have a more personalised approach to their customer service.

Not only will they help with all the additional extras such as delivering your new carpet and taking the old away, they will also be on hand to answer any questions you have – from helping you choose the right pattern or colour scheme for each room, to making sure that you’ve got all the measurements correctly taken.

Great value

Lastly, when it comes to cost, independent stores can often provide just as great, if not greater, value for money. You’ll find beautifully made and affordable carpets that fit in with your budget just as well as they fit into your home.

By offering additional personalised extras, such as helping you source the perfect pattern or colour, or uncovering rich, heavy and thick carpets that retain their depth and beauty for years to come.


We are Quality Carpets and Flooring, who specialise in carpet and vinyl flooring. We cater for both commercial and residential floor coverings in Bournemouth and surrounding areas providing a professional and efficient service, whatever your flooring requirements.

As part of our bespoke service, we will visit your home or premises, establish your needs and advise on the most suitable floor covering for each area - providing you with a competitive, no obligation quote.

We thrive on recommendation and pride ourselves in providing the expertise that will ensure our customers return to us time and time again.