- What is the best fibre for carpet wool, nylon or the new eco carpets?
There is nothing nicer than a good wool carpet, but sometimes other fibres can be more appropriate depending on your environment, lifestyle or personal preferences.
Wool is a natural fibre and a good insulator; it tends to age a bit better than nylon and maintain an attractive appearance. That said, nylon and eco carpets tend to be easier to remove many stains from, an advantage for young families and pet owners.
Choosing the right carpet is dependent on what you like and of course the colour. The best way to decide is to visit our Eastwood (or Auburn) showroom. Here you can see and feel the carpet, and borrow samples to see in different lights inside your home. Carpet never looks the same in your home as it does in our showroom.
- What is the difference between a square metre of carpet and a lineal metre?
Floor carpet prices are generally based on a lineal metre, or a metre off the roll. A roll of carpet is 3.66 metres wide (a few are 4 metres). If the carpet price is given as a price per square metre, multiplying this by 3.66 will give the lineal metre price.
- Do we install carpet?
Yes, John Coote Carpets supply and install carpet all over Sydney, and often further afield. Our installers have all worked with us for many years. Installation can include take-up and disposal of the existing floor covering and moving of furniture if required.
- How long does it take to install carpet?
Most installations are completed in one day, even a large home. Once we do a free measure and quote or see your plan we will be in a better position to advise a more exact time frame.
- How important is underlay?
John Coote Carpets supplies all types of underlays foams, rubbers and felt underlays. For domestic use we primarily use Airstep foam products. You can try the different underlays under the carpet you select to see how they feel. Our sales consultants are able to help you ion deciding the right underlay for your carpet.
The height of the doors in your home may also be a factor in selecting an underlay. If you choose a very thick carpet and a dense underlay doors may need to be shaved. We can link you up with trades people that can do this.
It is recommended that you change the old underlay when you change your carpet. Carpet manufacturers will not guarantee their carpets if laid on old underlay (except in rare instances).