Cormar Carpets manufacture mainly plain and textured tufted carpets. Tufted carpet was pioneered in the second half of the 20th century and has become the most popular method of producing carpet in Europe and accounts for 70% of all carpets made in the UK.
A tufted carpet can be made in different styles and textures:- Here are descriptions of the standard types to help you find the style which best suits the rooms in your home:-
A twist pile carpet is made from yarn that has been tightly twisted and set to form a pile with a slightly textured surface. Twist piles are produced in both plain and heather colours (Heathers are created using a combination of complementary coloured fibres to obtain a tonal effect).
In a loop pile carpet the yarn forms loops on the surface of the carpet, either in uniform height, creating a level loop pile, or with differing heights creating a textured loop pile. Variations include a rustic tweed style loop known as a Berber which contains highlight flecks. Wool loops are a popular alternative to coir and sisal matting because they have the added comfort, warmth and durability of natural wool.
Saxony carpets are longer dense pile carpets made to create a luxurious deep pile effect. Available in both wool and man-made fibres.
Before choosing the carpet style and fibre for your room, first read our top tips for buying the right carpet:
Consider the area and AMOUNT OF WEAR it will receive, downstairs rooms and stairs will receive more wear and general soiling than upstairs. Be prepared to spend more of your budget on buying a durable, resilient carpet for these areas.
Get your room PROFESSIONALLY MEASURED and go to a good carpet retailer, who will help you to achieve the most cost effective way to carpet your house / apartment. By careful planning and use of the correct width of carpet he/she will enable you to minimise waste and save money.
Borrow carpet SAMPLES of the styles you like, look at the colour in daylight and the artificial light of the room to make sure it is what you want (please ensure the carprt samples are returned to the retailer).
Remember that carpet samples or cuttings provided must only be used as a guide, since it is unlikely that the carpet you receive will be from the same production batch.
Choose a good quality UNDERLAY, this will help prolong the life of your carpet.
Have your carpet FITTED BY A PROFESSIONAL.
Keep your CARPET CARE GUIDE (provided with the carpet) in a safe place, so that you get the best from your new carpet over the coming years.
To avoid seams in wider rooms all our loop and twist pile carpets are made in 5 metre & 4 metre widths.
Underfloor Heating Systems are becoming increasingly popular for new build residential and commercial developments and are considered an extremely efficient and comfortable option for heating the home. This is why it is important to choose the right Cormar Carpet which can be used over underfloor heating in order to maximise the effectiveness of any underfloor heating system installed.
In order for your underfloor heating system to operate efficiently it is recommended that the combined thermal resistance of carpet and underlay should not exceed a rating of 2.5 togs. Please be assured that carpet and underfloor heating systems can operate effectively and efficiently together, but we do recommend that you consult the heating manufacturer to ensure that your carpet/underlay combination allows heat to be transmitted.
Tog Values of Cormar Carpet
Avebury Plains & Stripes
Forest Hills Elite 42oz
Forest Hills Super 32oz
Home Counties Heathers & Plains 42oz
Home Counties Heathers & Plains 50oz
Malabar Two Fold
Natural Berber Twist Elite 45oz
Natural Berber Twist Super 55oz
Oaklands Collection 32oz
Oaklands Collection 42oz
Oaklands Collection 50oz
Primo Choice Elite
Primo Choice Super
Primo Excellence Elite
Primo Excellence Super
Town and Country