Your local branch of Out & About Carpets has a vast range of carpet samples to choose from. We specialise in domestic grade carpets which include Twist Pile, Loop Pile and Saxony styles. If you already know what you’re looking for then great but if not don’t worry because we will be able to help you make the best choice to suit your home and family.
Our personalised service saves you time and effort as we bring all of our sample books to your home. There are so many colours and shades to choose from it is so much easier to pick the best match next to your existing décor and in your own lighting conditions.
Family Friendly Carpets
Carpets Suitable for Pets
How to make the BEST Carpet Choices for your home
If you have recently started shopping for a new carpet then you may be feeling quite overwhelmed. There are lots of different choices to make – but which is the best choice for you and your home?
- Twist Pile Carpet?
- 80/20 or 100%Wool?
- Synthetic Fibres?
- Loop Pile?
In many high-street stores there’s often a sales person pushing you towards something that suits their commission structure rather than what is best for you.
Our approach is different
We help you visualise how your new carpet will look by bringing samples straight to your home. During your appointment we will explain all of the suitable options and guide you in your decision making.
Once you have picked your carpet we will then be able to recommend any accessories you may need.
Don’t worry because, unlike some carpet shops, we will never sell you something you don’t need. For example we are happy to use your existing gripper and door plates. We always recommend new underlay (due to manufacturer warranties) but if you would rather save money and use your existing underlay we are happy to do this for you.
Comprehensive Supply & Fitting Service
Upon confirmation of your order we will discuss your availability and deadline dates for fitting. With enough notice we are able to accommodate most requests including weekdays and weekends.
All of our carpet fitters are fully insured and have many years’ of experience.
Synthetic or Wool Fibres?
Carpet Fibres come in a variety of options and combinations. Synthetic fibre such as Polyproylene is a very affordale and low maintenance option. Alternatively 100% or 80% Wool carpets are more durable and a long term investment.
Twist, Loop or Saxony Pile?
Our most popular carpets have twist piles. This is because they are so versatile and are suitable for all areas of your home. Loop piles are ideal for stairs as they don’t flatten. Saxony carpets are best fitted in bedrooms where traffic is lower.
Twist Pile Carpet
Our most popular carpets are those that have been manufactured with a traditional Twist Pile. It is a very practical, resilient pile which is why it is always a strong favourite across the UK. The tightly twisted yarns (single and 2 ply twists are available) make it perfect for heavy domestic use and can be fitted anywhere in the home.
- Most popular pile type
- Available in polypropylene & wool fibres
- Excellent pile retention
- Ideal for heavy domestic use
- Plain, heather and flecked designs available
- Easy to maintain
If you are shopping for a more luxurious carpet then our Saxony styles are perfect. Saxony carpets are usually fitted in bedrooms and rooms where there is less foot-flow.
- Plush pile
- Popular bedroom carpet
- Deep pile added a sense of luxury
- Sumptuous under-foot
- Mostly available in man-made fibres
Loop Pile Carpet
Loop Pile carpets are very hard wearing and can be fitted in most flat rooms around the home. Some Loop Pile carpets, however, can’t be fitted onto stairs.
- Multi-tonal and flecked designs available
- Different textures
- Multi-Level loop pile available for added texture
- Natural spring underfoot
- Available in polypropylene & wool fibres
- Rugged appearance
Polypropylene carpets are by far the most popular choice for all of our customers. It is very good value for money and can be fitted in any room in your home.
- Family Friendly
- Bleach Cleanable
- Suitable for Pets
- Stain Resistant
- Easy to Clean
- Great Value for Money
- Medium / Long-Term Wear
80/20 Wool Carpet
Some of our customers are looking for more of an investment, high-end style carpet and this is when we would recommend a wool carpet. It has very long term wear expectancy and can be fitted anywhere in your home.
- Long Term Investment
- Retains Pile and Height
- Naturally Flame Retardant
- Manufactured from Sustainable Fibres
- Long Lasting
During your consultation we will discuss different carpet pile and fibre options. The advice we offer is always based on your requirements – not a commission structure. For most busy family homes we will usually recommend a tight, short twist pile carpet as this will retain its appearance for longer.
The underlay is often over looked but we believe a high quality, dense underlay is just as important as the carpet. For flat rooms we recommend an 11mm – 145kg/m3 underlay. Due to the way carpets fit onto stairs we would recommend a slightly thinner 9mm underlay but of the same density as our 11mm version.
We always bring a selection of different underlays to our appointments. This allows you to test and compare them in your own home. You are then free to choose your favourite to suit your budget and comfort preference.
18 Woodland Avenue, Hazel Grove, Stockport, SK7 6LQ
Mon-Fri: 8am – 6pm
Weekends: Appointment only