Using carpet within an interior space is a great way to save on heating as it provides much insulation throughout, keeping it relatively warm. Carpet also provides noise insulation unlike laminate floors and tiles, this can be a huge advantage if the designer is wanting to create a relaxed, homely space. I have ordered a range of different carpet samples which mainly differ in pattern and colour with some being a bit softer than others. I am also starting to collect fabrics which can be used for many things I.E. the upholstery of furniture, curtains, pillows, etc.; The colour of the fabrics are very important could also become the basis of the entire design scheme.
Top Left: This was an additional sample which Brintons sent along with the other carpet samples, this is their personal Brinfelt underlay to provide underfoot comfort and support for your carpet. It is perfect for use in halls, on stairs, in landings and any other high traffic areas. This stops the carpet from flattening, a common problem with carpets which affects the fresh, new appearance, and also means a shorter carpet life. The Brinfelt underlay is made up of recycled yarn, thread waste, and the rubber crumb from recycled car tyres, making it very environmentally friendly.
- Top Right: The Cookie Dough carpet, made from Woven Wilton, 80% wool and 20% nylon. A top problem with cut pile carpets is that shading can start to change within the carpet due to lighting and location, Brintons offer a 2 year guarantee to cover this problem.
- Below Top Right: Degas Ivory, a natural earth toned carpet. 80% wool 20% nylon.
- Second Row Top: The earth plaid carpet from the pure living Brintons range. Constructed by Woven Axminster. 80% wool 20% nylon.
- Second Row Bottom: The Ryedale soft truffle carpet from the Laura Ashley range. Constructed by Woven Axminster. 80% wool 20% nylon.
- Second Row Left: The Natural Grain Du Bois carpet from the Timorous Beasties range. Constructed by Woven Axminster. 80% wool 20% nylon. The carpet is patterned in a light beige zebra print.
- Third Row Left: The Malmaison faded gold carpet from the Laura Ashley range, collected by Brintons. Constructed by Woven Axminster. 80% wool 20% nylon. Lightly patterned with natural floral elements.
- Third Row Right: The Jade Bazra carpet from the ‘Renaissance’ range by Brintons. Constructed by Woven Axminster. 80% wool 20% nylon. This is one of my personal favourites, I would suggest implementing this carpet into an Indian or Moroccan themed space as the pattern resembles what you would traditionally see within one of these themes. Placed throughout a home or space the carpet would look beautiful amongst dark oaks and dimmed lighting.
- Bottom: The Kashmir rust carpet from the Marrakesh range by Brintons. Constructed by Woven Axminster. 80% wool 20% nylon. Again one of my favourite patterns, I am very much inspired by Moroccan designs and interiors, this again being inspired by this. This carpet would give an interior an expensive grand feel throughout.
Carpets are great to add a classy, homely feel to a space, however they require much more maintenance than marble or laminate floors as they can become dusty if un-vacuumed, and can become stained. In a public interior carpets may not be ideal due to heavy human traffic and also the risk of spillages, however if a dark or highly patterned carpet is chosen then stains can be easily disguised.