Types of Cheap Carpets

June 7, 2019

It’s best to be honest about these things – buying cheap carpets can restrict your home’s look and feel. You may not be able to get the colour, pattern, material or feel that you want. We always recommend buying quality carpets for your home instead.

That said, getting a new carpet for your home isn’t as always as easy as simply walking into a shop and picking the one you want. Homeowners and property owners have to think about the cost, and when you’re on a budget, that can limit your choice.

That said, if you are determined to save pennies on your new floor-covering, these are the types of cheap carpets that may still help you achieve the home design you want.

  • Second-quality goods are carpets that have aren’t covered by a full warranty and have been sold off by the manufacturer due to a slight quality issue, usually related to the dye being off-colour. Dealers will often buy these carpets for much cheaper than their worth from manufacturers.
  • Polypropylene carpets are a popular choice for those on a shoestring budget, with both pros and cons. It’s easy to clean and durable, and stain resistant. However, these types of carpet are also poorly suited for use in a corridor or hallway. Polypropylene carpets are also susceptible to damage from sunlight and heat due to the material’s low melting point.
  • Frieze carpets are another popular choice for property owners looking for cheap carpets. You’ll probably know them as shaggy carpets. Their long fibres make it easier to hide seams when laying on your floor, but they’re also very different to clean, especially when dealing with carpet stains.
  • Buying carpet in bulk is one way to keep your carpet costs down. You’ll be able to find bulk carpet pieces from your local dealer. They may also have off-cuts available for smaller rooms. The problem with buying bulk carpets or remnants is that you are limited by choice and quality.

Sadly, buying cheap carpets can mean you don’t get the look and feel that you desire. That’s why when it comes to your home, you should pride yourself by paying for quality. For help finding quality carpets in Bournemouth, get in touch with Quality Carpets and Flooring.


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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.

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