Capitol Carpets


Carpet Buyers Guide

Capitol Carpets offer a wide choice from all leading manufactures and suppliers of carpet although with so many different selections available choosing the right carpet can be overwhelming. With the help of our carpets buyers guide below, as well as our friendly sales team we can help you choose the best carpet for you.

Also check out our end of range which has a large selection of small, medium & large carpets with big discounts or our special offers and promotion for more great value products!

Click here for a list of manufactures & suppliers available through Capitol Carpets.


When choosing your new carpet you should consider the usage & which materials & styles would be best for you. Below our guide will help you navigate the options available.

Materials & Fibres

Carpets are made from wool, manmade materials or natural fibres. Each has different qualities looks & feels to them.

Wool Carpets

Man Made Carpets

Natural Carpets (Sisal, Coir, Seagrass & Jute)

Carpet Types

Carpets can be categorised by the following types, each with different looks, textures & qualities.

   – Tufted

   – Cut Pile (Twist Pile, Saxony, Velvet & Freize)

   – Loop Pile

   – Woven (also known as Traditional)


Carpet Accessories

In addition to your new carpet you should consider what accessories you may require.

Underlay – Underlay is laid underneath all carpet for cushioning & to increases carpet longevity. Underlay comes in different qualities & thickness.

Padfelt – A paper lining laid beneath the underlay to prevent dust particles travelling through the underlay caused by updraft & appearing as black marks on the surface of the carpet.

Gripper Rods – Wooden batons

Door Thresholds & Door Bars – Door bars are used to separate rooms & come in a variety of different finishes from anodised gold & silver to polished brass or chrome & can be used to separate different carpets, woods, tiles or any combination.