The perfect carpet can transform your home providing a comfortable, cushioned feel underfoot, and luxurious space to relax, as well as a soft landing for young children. Carpets are perfect for sound absorption, warmth and overall comfort. Compared to other flooring types, choosing a carpet has many benefits. However, you need to choose the right type of carpet for each area of your home.

Here are our tips for each room:


You can afford to go for a little luxury in a lounge, choose a soft pile that will feel warm underfoot. You can also go for a twist or a short pile. Your choice should also be guided by who will use the room, just the grown-ups with no shoes on or pets and young children. if you have the latter, choose something with a stain guard that is easy to clean.


A thick luxury carpet will not only sound insulate but will feel soft underfoot when you step out of bed. Choose a thick soft pile carpet for a little luxury.

Hall and Stairs

This is an area of heavy footfall where people will be stepping in from the outdoors but it is also the first area of your home you and visitors will see from your front door, so you will want something that makes an impact. Choose a hardwearing twist or textured carpet that will be both practical and make an impact.

Dining Room

A dining room is highly likely to have to cope with food and drink spills so go for a stain-resistant carpet that can be easily cleaned. here at The Floorestore, we can help you choose the right carpet for a dining room.

Bathrooms and Kitchens

Whilst there are carpets that can cope with the high demands of a bathroom or kitchen, we’d ideally recommend a sift cushioned vinyl that is waterproof and is very easy to keep clean.


When you are looking for a new carpet, call in at The Floorstore in Somercotes to talk to a member of our friendly helpful team who will help you choose the right type of carpet for your home. You can find us at 156 Somercotes Hill, Somercotes, Alfreton, Derby, DE55 4HU where there is plenty of free parking outside the shop with no time restrictions.