By Robert Howes 07 Jul, 2017

Buying a new carpet can be exciting and help refresh a room or create an entirely new atmosphere in your home. However, with so many different styles, types and colours available it can sometimes be difficult to know which one to choose. To help you make up your mind, our experienced customer service team have put together this guide for you:

  Twist pile

 This type of carpet consists of twisted fibres. Together they produce a textured carpet that feels springy to walk on. Twist-pile is a good choice for well-used parts of the home as it is able to hide footprints, small marks and hoover scuffs. We think this style is most suited to bedrooms, dining rooms, living rooms, halls, stairs and landings.


 A Saxony carpet is produced from twisted yarns. It is a long pile carpet meaning that is luxurious to walk across and has a sophisticated look. Whilst this is a great carpet type, the disadvantage it has is that foot marks are more visible and it can appear flat after a lot of wear. We therefore recommend Saxony in low traffic areas such as the dining room or bedroom.


 This style of carpet is either made from nylon, wool or polypropylene or a mixture of these different materials. Whilst the loops can sometimes be a bit tricky with animal paws, this kind of carpet is great for parts of the home that get walked over a lot as it can conceal prints and marks. As is it a very durable carpet this means it is ideal for using throughout the house.

 Birstall Mills Carpets and Beds have been established for almost 20 years. During this time we have built up an excellent reputation for the range of carpet and flooring with provide along with the unrivalled standards of customer service offered by our experienced team of staff. To find out how we can help you with your new floor, please get in touch today on 01924 420 894.

By Robert Howes 30 Jun, 2017

Birstall Mill Carpets are holding an open day this weekend to officially present our refurbished showroom, and would like to invite you to come along.

During the beginning of May this year we began a complete refurbishment of the extensive showroom. Now fully completed, including new ranges, a new entrance and, of course, new showroom flooring, we want you to come down and see it.

To celebrate, there will be many special offers available, including free fitting, discounts, free measuring and much more. Over the two-day event, there will be more than 3,000 carpets and 1,400 vinyls on show, with something to suit every taste and situation.

Furthermore, the open weekend will also include stock clearance of all furniture, including free delivery and our superb second-floor showroom of beds and mattresses will also be open for customers to browse.

So why not pop down to see us between 9.30am- 4.00pm Saturday and 11.00am to 4.00pm Sunday and take advantages of our great offers in store. For more information, please call us on 01924 420894

By Robert Howes 07 Jun, 2017

At Birstall Mills we are used to customers dropping in with questions or queries about their carpets and are always happy to help out where we can. If you are experiencing a problem with your carpet, you are not alone – below are some of the most common issues we encounter. If you are thinking about buying a new carpet we recommend bearing these points in mind so you are not left disappointed after your purchase.

1. Low quality

A low quality carpet may seem like the right price choice in the short-term but in the long-term it is likely to lead to problems and disappointment. Common critism include carpets not feeling pleasant to walk on barefoot, looking old and worn very quickly (within the first twelve months) and areas which experience high traffic being extremely visible.

2. Poor installation

Another mistake we often hear about is that a carpet has not been installed properly. Incorrect installation can lead to it being loose as well as it looking rippled. This not only stands out as being poorly fitted but can also lead to problems when trying to hoover or clean the carpet.

3. Fibre shedding            

Carpet fluff is another problem that can occur. Here, a lot of fibre can come up off the carpet, especially during hoovering, reducing the pile as well as clogging up the vacuum cleaner. We recommend brushing the carpet before hoovering as this can cause the vacuum to get clogged also.

4. Underlay problems

Finally, the wrong kind of carpet Underlay can cause problems. Cheap, low quality underlay can cause headaches not only by making a kind of scrunching sound (known as the crisp packet impression) when you walk on it, but also by causing the carpet to ripple after a period due it being inadequate for the type it has been installed with. Alternatively using the wrong size underlay can also cause safety issues such as: walking on the stairs

Birstall Mills stock a vast range of carpet leading brands in a variety of styles designs and colours to suit all budgets and tastes. For some advice about your carpet please feel free to drop into our showroom to speak to one of our friendly members of staff or call us today on 01924 420 894 .

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