This year’s John Cooper Carpets Summer Sale starts on 1 July including “cool” stylish carpets perfect for barefoot summer feet!
The sale will include good savings on our already excellent value for money Greendale carpet range, which as the Greendale member for the New Forest we are proud to supply to our customers.
Greendale Carpets & Floorings is a multi-million pound, not-for-profit, member owned flooring cooperative which supplies and supports over 140 independent retail store members, enabling them to enjoy a purchasing power equal to the big ‘out of town’ multiples on over 200 ranges of carpet containing over 6500 colours, including wool twists, loop piles, velvets and super soft touch Saxony’s covering all price ranges.
It’s a brilliant partnership enabling small independents – which as a condition of Membership also undertake to provide an exceptionally high level of service – to offer great choice at really competitive prices.
Thanks to the enormous choice we can provide thanks to Greendale, whatever your style we are sure to have a carpet to suit!
So do come and see what’s on offer in our well stocked and welcoming showroom on Ampress Park (follow the signs to Screwfix and we’re almost opposite). As always you’ll get trustworthy expert friendly helpful advice backed up by great customer service, right here on your Lymington doorstep. Easy and free parking outside. And a cup of coffee too if you have time!
We’ve written previously about how rugs can complement hard surface floors: how fabulous they can look, how they absorb noise, add comfort, provide warmth and create areas which “ground” the furniture.
Now it’s the turn of the stairs for consideration.
The stair runner – classy
compromise between carpeted or hard surface staircase
Choosing suitable flooring for stairs can be tricky. They
rise up above eye level as you walk in through most hallways — literally
staring you and your visitors in the face.
Rising from a beautiful hard floor surface, a fully carpeted
staircase can look plain wrong.
Whilst stripped wood can of course really show off the
beautiful grain of the wood from which your staircase has been crafted, and
painted stairs can appear both elegant and simple.
But a hard floor surface for the stairs which take such a
lot of traffic can be just too clattery, whether it’s the vacuum cleaner being
bashed over a step or two going up, or somebody thumping down the stairs in a
hurry to catch the bus!
Meanwhile carpet is of course so much kinder for bare or
Carpet runners for
stairs — the best of both worlds
Like a rug, but for your stairs
A stair runner could be the classic and classy plus modern
and creative solution you’ve been searching for.
A smart and stylish stair runner can extend the look and
feel of a predominantly hard surface ground floor and show off the staircase
itself too, whilst extending seamlessly to upstairs which in most homes will be
A stair runner is a strip of carpet fitted to the middle of
your staircase. Unlike the fully carpeted option, runners aren’t as wide as
your steps — leaving some of the wood visible at the edge of each step.
Like a rug on a hard floor, you get the simple and stylish
look of paint or varnish combined with the quiet comfort underfoot and stylish
woven patterns that only carpet can offer.
Staircases can get the rough treatment, so you need a carpet
that can take the hits and still go on looking beautiful.
Fortunately, you don’t have to guess which carpets are tough
enough. Our supplier Alternative
Flooring has a range of carpets recommended for stairs and landings because of
Stylish options for
But whilst you want your stair runner to last a long time,
the staircase is also a place where you can show off a bit of flamboyance if
If you want a style that will endure as well as a durable
runner, a striped carpet is always a popular choice. That’s because stripes
work well with the angles of a staircase and you achieve spectacular results.
On the other hand if you want to make a statement, it’s also
perfectly permissible to go a bit mad with your stair runner! It doesn’t have to match everything else, consider
it more like wall art!
Rolling out a runner for spring
Our supplier Alternative Flooring has a host of fabulous
styles for spring including their new “Authentic Lucienne” collection.
“Quirky by name and
definitely quirky by nature, our new fashionable British crafted collection of
carpet runners takes its cue from true Brit style. An on trend range of runners
for stairs and hallways, packed with pattern, full of colour, designed with
bravado and boasting a hip mix of styles.”
The practicalities –
whipping and selvedge/selvage!
Whipping is the process of making the edges of a carpet or
rug look neat by binding them and stops the edges of your carpet runner fraying
over time – exactly as with a rug.
A selvage (sometimes spelt selvedge) is a tightly woven edge
of a fabric which prevents the side edges of the fabric from unravelling or fraying. Many stair runners come with the selvage included
as part of the width of the runner.
Fitting your stair carpet
Measuring and fitting carpet in the most economical way can
be tricky, even more so when it comes to stairs. Our floor fitting service will
solve that problem by coming and taking all the measurements for you and
fitting with the appropriate adhesive and grippers.
By the way if you’re laying carpet elsewhere in your home as
well, your stair runner can even be fitted economically by making it from an
The finishing touch: stair rods
Consider adding a finishing touch with something extra stylish, like stair rods. These decorative metal batons sit at the base of each step. Plus, they do more than keeping your stair runner in place, as they’ll also add a final flourish to your new staircase.
Call in for a chat!
As ever we’re here to help with all your decision making, so pop in Mon-Fri 9am – 4pm or if more convenient give us a ring on 01590 675955.
Well, such a carpet does exist – but what happens when it gets wet?!
It’s April 1 and we know carpets and floorcoverings aren’t the most scintillating subject so forgive our small subterfuge to get you here but now you are, do take a look at our fabulous new vinyl floorings – brilliantly practical as well as smart and attractive too.
And, we’re open this morning between 10 and 1 – so do pop in and have a proper look at our new range of vinyls, and also our practical bleach cleanable carpets!
We’re opposite Screwfix on Ampress or give us a ring on 01590 675955 – we’ll be ready for your return April Fool!!