What is the best carpet available?
Carpets manufactured in New Zealand are constructed to very high standards and regarded as some of the best in the world. Carpet produced in New Zealand is manufactured to suit installation in our New Zealand climate.
What is the difference between cut pile and loop pile carpet?
Cut pile has had the loop cut, forming the cut pile. Loop pile has been left uncut, allowing for the fashion choice of cut or loop pile.
What is better cut pile or loop pile carpet?
There are low quality cut piles through to high quality cut piles, and there are low quality loop piles and high quality loop piles. The choice on cut or loop will be more of a personal style decision.
The quality will depend on the quality of the fibre.
What are the carpet fibre choices available?
The main fibre choices for carpet in NZ are Wool, Wool Blend, Solution Dyed Nylon, Triexta, Polyester and Polypropylene. Each has its own strengths and weaknesses.
Is the carpet made in New Zealand?
The major New Zealand manufacturers are Godfrey Hirst, Feltex, Norman Ellison and Cavalier Bremworth Carpets. Although most carpets are constructed in New Zealand, most of the carpet components such as yarn, backing and glue are sourced from overseas.
What is the best underlay?
The best underlay is an underlay that will give the required underfoot softness, but will also support the carpet in heavy traffic areas throughout the duration of the carpet life.
What is the difference between 10mm and 11mm underlay?
Underlay is measured in two dimensions, which is height in mm and density in kg per cubic meter.
Is a measure and quote free?
A measure and quote is completely free and there is no obligation to accept the quote.
Is carpet priced per square meter or broadloom meter?
Carpet is priced generally per broadloom meter but, in some instances, may be priced per square meter in store.
What does a broadloom meter mean?
A broadloom meter is a term used for the carpet width which can be 3.66 meters or 4.00 meters wide in New Zealand.
Does the carpet price include underlay and laying?
Generally carpet is priced in-store for the product only. However, a free measure and quote is available, outlining a total fixed price including all product and installation charges.
What does antimicrobial mean?
CarpetPlus can supply underlay that includes antimicrobial protection, that inhibits the growth of mould, mildew, bacteria and dust mites, which are significant triggers for asthma and allergies. Flooring is often a frequent source of unwanted microbes, which can grow as a result of moisture, spills and trapped dirt within flooring.