Out & About has a vast range of carpet samples to choose from. Our consultative approach in making the effort to come to your home and assess your surroundings is our way of guiding you into selecting the most suitable carpet for your home.

Family & Pet Friendly


Bleach Cleanable

Stain Resistant


The different types of carpet – and how they can benefit your home

Making the Right Carpet Choices

If you have recently started shopping for a new carpet then you are probably feeling quite overwhelmed. There are so many different types of carpets available, it makes it so easy to choose one that’s unsuitable.

The confusing ranges of carpet types, styles, colours and textures to choose from make things difficult to know what to buy. And in many high-street stores there’s often a salesman pushing you towards something that suits his commission structure.

Our approach is different. We help you visualise how your new carpet will look, by bringing samples straight to your home. You can then be confident in making the correct colour choice in your own lighting conditions. Once you have picked the perfect carpet, we will then be able to guide you on any accessories you may need and offer a full carpet fitting service. A complete service based on your needs.

Carpet Styles & Fibres

There is a wide range of different carpet styles and fibres available which are suitable for domestic homes. We have compiled a selection of the most popular designs on the market today which we can bring to you. 

Carpet Fibres

100% Pure Wool or
80/20 Wool & Man Made

100% Man Made



Twist Pile Carpet

Twist Pile Carpets

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 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

Saxony Carpet

Saxony Carpets

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

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

Carpet Fibres

100% Polypropylene

100% Polypropylene Carpets

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
  • Durable
  • Great Value for Money
  • Medium / Long-Term Wear

80/20 Wool Carpet

80/20 wool carpets

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.

  • Hardwearing
  • Long Term Investment
  • Retains Pile and Height
  • Naturally Flame Retardant
  • Manufactured from Sustainable Fibres
  • Long Lasting

Carpet Underlay

During your consultation we will discuss different carpet pile and fibre options and the advice we offer is always based on your requirements, not a commission structure. For most busy family homes we will usually recommend a tighter and shorter 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 / 145kgm3 underlay and for stairs we recommend a 9mm / 180kgm3 underlay.

We always bring out with us a selection of different underlays, you can then test and compare them in your own home. You are then free to choose your favourite, which may suit your budget or comfort levels.

Wool Bedroom Carpet
Quality Saxony Carpets

Thanks once again David for your help and advice on some flooring yesterday, really helpful which is why we always use Out & About Carpets.

Dave and the fitters from out and about are absolutely fantastic, from start to finish the customer service was excellent, they were all extremely professional and friendly. 100% recommend them and I will be using them again.

David was great, he talked through all the different carpets and underlay and made recommendations on what we wanted. Didn’t try to upsell us, used our existing door plate and grippers and followed up once the carpet was fitted to make sure we were happy. Carpet looks great and we will definitely use again when needed.

Fantastic selection of carpets, underlay and vinyl. Very professional and personal service, highly recommend.


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18 Woodland Avenue, Hazel Grove, Stockport,  Cheshire,  SK7 6LQ

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