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 & Carpet-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.

Your local branch of Out & About Carpets in Stockport & Altrincham 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.

Twist Pile Carpet

Twist Pile Carpet

Most popular pile type

Available in polypropylene & wool fibres

Excellent pile retention

Ideal for heavy domestic use

Easy to maintain

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.

Saxony Carpet

Saxony Carpet

Plush pile

Popular bedroom carpet

Deep pile added a sense of luxury

Sumptuous under-foot

Mostly available in man-made fibres

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.

Loop Pile Carpet

Loop Pile Carpet

Different textures

Multi-Level loop pile available for added texture

Natural spring underfoot

Available in polypropylene & wool fibres

Rugged appearance

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.

Twist pile carpets available in Stockport, Altrincham and surrounding areas.
Wool Bedroom Carpet
Quality Saxony Carpets
Striped carpets in Stockport, Altrincham and surrounding areas

100% Polypropylene

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 & Pet Friendly

Bleach Cleanable

Stain Resistant

Easy to Clean


Great Value for Money

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

Carpet Underlay

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.

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