Quality means doing it right when nobody is looking


Quality means doing it right when nobody is looking

Carpet has longstanding been a favourite floor covering option. It is hard to go past the warmth and comfort that only carpet can provide.

For a cosy and softer underfoot feeling, cover your floor with one of our wool or synthetic solution dyed nylon carpets. We offer cut pile, loop, textured, plush, patterned, industrial carpets and more.


When carpeting is made, fibers, also called yarns, are woven into a material backing. This creates small loops of yarn all along the surface. This surface is referred to as the carpet’s “pile”. If the loops are left in-tact, the carpet is referred to as loop pile carpet; if the loops are cut, the carpet is cut pile (a plusher/softer option). Some carpets have a combination of both techniques and are referred to as cut and loop. Loop pile, cut pile and cut and loop carpets all have different characteristics because of differences in their surface textures.


In addition to the differences in carpet pile, an important distinction between carpets is the fiber used in their construction. Fiber refers to the material used to create the carpet’s yarn, and fibers can be either synthetic or natural. The majority of carpet on the market today is made of synthetic fibers including nylon, polypropylene or polyester. Natural fiber carpets are usually made of wool though you will occasionally see other natural materials such as silk, cotton or bamboo. Carpet characteristics will vary depending on their construction and material.


Choosing carpeting can seem like a daunting task. At Urban Flooring, we are happy to walk you through all of your options and answer any questions you might have. Feel free to call or email us to talk through all of the options available to you.


Our carpet manufacturers provide care and cleaning instructions with their products. please always refer to the manufacturers instructions prior to cleaning your new carpet.

We’ve put together a general guide below to help you care, clean and maintain your carpet.

There are three basic requirements for caring and cleaning of your carpet.

  • Frequent vacuuming
  • Periodic professional cleaning
  • Prompt cleaning of spills


We all know that vacuuming regularly is important for health reasons as it removes unwanted dust and allergens that have settled on your floor; what you may not know is regular vacuuming is essential to preserving the life of your carpet and preventing premature replacement. Dirt and soil grind at the carpet fibres and permanently damage them, causing your carpet to ‘ugly out’ before it’s time.

Vacuuming twice a week is recommended for the regular kiwi household where there’s high foot traffic, little children moving around at the floor level or pets. Once a week will suffice for quieter homes.

  • Plain upright suction vacuum cleaners are great at getting the job done.
  • Be careful when using a turbo or revolving head vacuum as they may result in carpet getting a frizzy look (in particular wool carpets or loop/textured/patterned carpets).
  • If you are using beater bar or adjustable head vacuums apply the lightest settings.
  • For long luscious or shaggier carpets, a specific vacuum cleaner/ vacuum cleaner head attachment, may be required to ‘comb’ through the longer pile with ease.

Professional cleaning

Vacuuming does the trick day-to-day but it’s good to have your carpets deep cleaned to help breathe life back into them, remove pesky stains and to keep your home healthy and clean. For some carpets such as synthetics, a professional carpet clean is part of the warranty maintenance required approximately every 12-18 months.


Spot cleaning

The key to spot removal is prompt action. Do not scrub. Scoop up or blot as much of the spill as possible from the carpet, then continue to blot any residue with a clean white cloth or paper towel, always working from the outer edge of the carpet towards the centre to avoid the spill spreading. Remember, do not scrub.

Sticky residues readily attract soil from ordinary shoe traffic and the resulting discolouration can appear to be stain. If spills aren’t cleaned correctly with a detergent solution and if the area is not sufficiently rinsed with clean water, this can also cause the appearance of a stain. It is important to rinse thoroughly with water and blot dry after removing any spill. Wool carpets need to be kept dry.

For example: If you spill soft drink or coffee you have a soiling issue however, the spill can leave sugar residue after removal which attracts dirt from the bottom of shoes resulting in discolouration, giving rise to a staining.



Comes in all forms of colours and textures



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