Herts Carpets Expands it’s flooring range

Herts Carpets Ltd the St Albans based flooring supplier is pleased to confirm that it has expanded its flooring range and we now offer carpets and flooring from the following manufacturers:



The Alternative Flooring Co

Associated Weavers

Axminster Carpets




Beauflor Vinyl






Carpets of Kidderminster






Dan Floor

Distinctive Flooring




Flooring Industries



Furlong Flooring

Gaskells Woolrich


Girloon Carpets


Halls Flooring



Ideal Carpets



IVC Vinyl



Kersaint Cobb


Krono Laminate


Louis De Poortere



Master Weavers



Mr Tomkindson

Natural Weaving Co






Quadrant Modular



Regency Carpets


Shaw Carpets

Sit In




The Wilton Carpet Factory

Thomas Witters






Whitestone Weavers

Wilton Royal

Woodward Grosvenor

Wool Classics



We offer highly competitive flooring quotations on all of the above, and would be pleased to assist with a free consultation available to all customers. Contact us today for further details.


Herts Carpets Launches New Website!

Herts Carpets Ltd the St Albans based carpet and flooring supplier is pleased to confirm the launch of our new website!




Matt Lenzie Managing Director of Herts Carpets said: “we are pleased that the revised website is now available to our customers this is part of our second phase for our business and the eventual aim is to have a full shop experience for our customers.

Our business has grown well over the past 10 months, and we felt that the time was right for a re-fresh, which is part of our evolution.

In other news, the team has now engaged with it’s fourth carpet and flooring fitter, so the team is growing relatively quickly, along with the appointment of a part time social media and website manager.”

Herts Carpets provide high quality flooring materials at very competitive prices, across Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire, if you are interested in our products, please contact us today, and we would be very pleased to assist with your flooring requirements.

Herts Carpets Ltd

Unit 10, Verulam Industrial Estate,

London Road,

St Albans,



Tel: 01727 701668

Email: hertscarpets@gmail.com

Carpet On TV Show The Apprentice Is Not Up To Scratch Say Viewers!

Eagle eyed viewers of the UK TV show fronted by Sir Alan Sugar have spotted that the carpet in the waiting area for the “boardroom” where a lot of the action takes place have noticed that it has been badly laid.


Viewers of the TV show are expressing concern for the safety of the candidates within the TV show, as they are potentially risking falling over the ruffled flooring material!

Herts Carpets the Hertfordshire based carpet and flooring suppliers have offered to replace the carpet at very competitive rates, so please Sir Alan, get in touch, it would be our pleasure to do some business with you 😉

Level Loop Pile Carpets Hertfordshire

Level Loop Pile Carpets Hertfordshire

Level Loop Pile Carpets HertfordshireA level loop pile carpet is manufactured by a loop structure. The loops of the thread or yard are evenly looped into the backing material of the carpet at both ends. Level loop pile carpets are extremely hard wearing and are considered to be one of the more durable types of carpet. Loop pile carpets will typically have a natural appearance despite the carpets often being manufactured using synthetic materials.

There are a range of different height of loops which can be achieved with higher pile carpets creating a more luxurious effect. However, the higher the loops the more difficult the carpet will be to clean as fibres and dirt can potentially get trapped under the loops of the level loop pile carpet.

Level loop pile carpet can be used in high traffic areas, although this type of carpet is not recommended for houses with pets, due to the loops in the carpet, as this will potentially get snagged by pets claws, which can result in damage to the loops.

Level loop pile carpets are manufactured in a wide range of materials, although the most popular are synthetic fibres, or a blend of synthetic fibres with wool.

In terms of maintenance, level loop pile carpets are relatively easy to maintain and they will require a weekly vacuum, and an annual professional clean. The vacuuming is design to pull up any stray materials and the professional clean will dislodge any stray materials and dirt which is trapped underneath the fibres. Regular cleaning will ensure that you maintain your level loop pile carpet for the maximum useful life.

Herts Carpets provide level loop pile carpets in St Albans, Watford, Radlett, Bushey, Borehamwood, London Colney, Hatfield, Welwyn Garden City, Hemel Hempstead, Harpenden and across the remainder of the county.

Contact us today to book in an estimate with a member of our team.

Saxony Carpets Hertfordshire

Saxony Carpets Hertfordshire

Saxony Carpet HertfordshireA Saxony carpet is made of twisted fibres which are designed to stand up straight with a cut loop pile. Saxony carpets are designed to be extremely comfortable with a soft and comfortable feeling underfoot. Saxony carpets are typically hard wearing whilst giving a luxurious feel through bedrooms and living areas, due to their construction they are also relatively hardwearing and long lasting.

Our clients love Saxony carpets. They have the comfort and luxury feel that most people desire in their homes. Due to the nature of their construction they do leave marks from footprints and from vacuuming therefore we do not advise our clients to use them in the more highly trafficked areas of properties. That said it is possible to get textured Saxony carpets which will cover these marks up.

Leaving furniture on a Saxony carpet will inevitably leave indentations, therefore if you do want a Saxony carpet in your living room it is recommended that you get a Saxony textured carpet as this will make sure that you don’t end up with unsightly dips in your carpet. Alternatively you can periodically shift the furnishings in the room to ensure that the dips in the carpet do not get too big.

Ensuring that you clean your Saxony carpet is extremely important to ensure that you maintain its lifespan. If treated properly a Saxony carpet can last for between 15-20 years. To do this your Saxony carpet will need vacuuming on a weekly basis, with a professional carpet clean at least once per year. This stops dirt and grit getting into the carpet fibres and ensuring that the carpet is maintained in its best possible form.

Herts Carpets offer a wide range of Saxony carpets with both plain, textured and coloured Saxony carpets available from us. These tend not to be the cheapest ranges, however, they look and feel great when fitted.

Contact us today to get a quotation for your Saxony Carpet in Hertfordshire, we provide carpets in St Albans, Radlett, Watford, Bushey, Borehamwood, Hatfield, Welwyn Garden City, Hemel Hempstead and Harpenden, plus many more locations!

Loop Pile Carpets Hertfordshire

Loop Pile Carpets Hertfordshire


A loop pile carpet is made from uncut loops of material which are looped through the carpet fabric and are typically available both flat and textured depending on the finish which is desired and also the material which is selected. Cut pile carpets are typically loop pile carpets where the loops have been cut!

The loops in a loop pile carpet will typically have rugged appearance, and these carpets are generally considered to be one of the more hardwearing types of carpets and are appropriate for higher traffic areas, such as hallways and stairs.

Loop pile carpets provide a contemporary and comfortable finish for your flooring requirements and are an ideal carpet for families or higher traffic households.

Loop pile carpets are typically not recommended for households with pets, as pets claws can (sometimes intentionally) get into the loops which will in turn cause threads to be pulled across the carpets, which can be a fiddly and sometimes costly accident to rectify.

A loop pile carpet can be expected to last above 15 years if it is correctly maintained and well treated. Herts Carpets recommend for all carpets that you hoover at least once per week, and then get the carpet professionally cleaned at least once per year. This will reduce the grit and fibres that get caught up in the carpet and reduce the speed at which it deteriorates along with reducing the stains contained on the carpet.

Loop pile carpets can be manufactured from a wide range of different materials, from synthetic fibres to wool. Synthetic fibres tend to be cheaper, and also are generally more stain resistant which can be useful for households with children.

Loop pile carpets, depending on the material from which they are manufactured, do tend to be very soft and are generally an extremely comfortable carpet underfoot.

Herts Carpets offer a wide range of Loop Pile Carpets across Hertfordshire, including Carpets in St Albans, Carpets in Harpenden, Carpets in Radlett, Carpets in Watford, Carpets in Hemel Hempstead, Carpets in Welwyn Garden City and Carpets in Hatfield.

Contact us today to get a quote for your loop pile carpets, a member of our team will be pleased to come to your property with samples and measure up.

Cut Pile Carpets Hertfordshire

Cut Pile Carpets Hertfordshire


Cut Pile Carpet Hertfordshire

Cut pile carpets are a type of carpet manufacturing which provide customers with a very luxurious feel to their carpet. All carpets begin as a loop pile, which is effectively loops of material, and then with a cut pile carpet the loops are cut.

There are a wide range of carpets which incorporate a cut pile, and these include some of the most popular, being plush, Saxony and frieze.

Cut Pile Carpets are generally considered to be good for families or with pets, as the carpet is not looped and therefore cannot be snagged by a child or a pet. The positives of cut pile carpets is that there a wide range of different colours and materials out of which the carpet can be manufactured as well as a wide range of different colours and price points, which are obviously subject to materials provided etc.

The negatives around cut pile carpets is that the carpets do sometimes fray, which will create a frayed looked which will create an uneven tread if this is to happen. This is less common with the more expensive ranges, and realistically is more likely to happen in high traffic areas, where a Berber may be more appropriate, this is not going to happen overnight, and you should expect a minimum of 5+ years good wear out of the carpet before this needs to be replaced.

It is also possible to get cut and loop pile carpets which is a combination of loops and cut pile. This gives different textures in the carpet and can be a great way of creating patterns in the carpet.

In reality whether you choose a loop pile or a cut pile carpet this really doesn’t take into consideration the quality of the carpet, each material and manufacturer will be aiming at a different part of the marketplace.

Herts Carpets provide Cut Pile Carpets across Hertfordshire, including Carpet in St Albans, Carpets in Watford, Carpets in Hemel Hempstead, Carpets in Radlett, Carpets in Welwyn Garden City, Carpets in Radlett and Carpets in Hatfield.

Contact us today to book an estimate with a member of our team for cut pile carpets in Hertfordshire.

Berber Carpets Hertfordshire

Berber Carpets Hertfordshire

Berber Carpets Hertfordshire

Berber Carpets Hertfordshire

Berber Carpets were traditionally hand woven by the Berber autochthones in North Africa. There are a wide range of different designs including traditional African designs right up to modern contemporary designs. Each of the different designs is demonstrated with a variety of different knots, twists and fabric colours.

Modern Berber Carpets are now machine woven, by a loop pile construction, which has been designed to provide a similar visual type of finish as a traditional hand woven Berber Carpets. Modern Berber Carpets which are sold in Hertfordshire tend to contain small flecks of another typically darker colour meaning that they are fairly robust for stains.

Berber Carpets today are manufactured in a wide range of different materials including synthetic fibres such as nylon, as well as more traditional olefin fibre and wool. It is also possible to purchase Berber Carpets with mixtures of synthetic and natural fibres.

Modern Berber Carpets tend to be stain resistant, and are particularly hard wearing, and they are considered by many to be a good choice of carpet for areas which are high traffic, as the manufacturing process provides for a sturdy and hard wearing carpet for your property.

Pricing of Berber Carpets will range depending on the materials which are used in the manufacturing process with synthetic fibres typically being cheaper than natural fibres such as wool.

Berber Carpets work with a wide range of different interior designs and offer a wide range of colours, they are relatively cheap carpets and are very durable and long lasting for those high trarfifc areas of your home or office.

Herts Carpets provide a wide range of Berber Carpets and other flooring materials to our customers across Hertfordshire, with a particular focus on Carpets in St Albans, Carpets in Watford, Carpets in Welwyn Garden City, Carpets in Radlett, Carpets in Harpenden and Carpets in Hitchin.

Contact us today to book an estimate with a member of our team for Berber Carpets in Hertfordshire.

How to choose a carpet colour for your carpet in Harpenden

Choosing your carpet colour in Harpenden will in many regards be determined by the weather, no white carpet in the hallway, otherwise, particularly if you have children that’s going to get muddy. The Hertfordshire climate is changeable at best, as it is across the UK. Herts Carpets provide high quality flooring materials in Harpenden and across Hertfordshire, we have a long track record of delivering quality flooring at competitive prices.

So, to get started you need to consider how long you are going to want to keep the carpet for. This will determine the colours which you are able to have, as the longer you have the carpet the more likely you are to get stains and marks on the carpet.

In addition, if you have any children or animals this will certainly impact the life of the carpet and how long you will be able to keep it clean. Obviously carpet cleaning is an option, and modern techniques are very effective, so don’t completely rule out lighter colours, but they are prone to attracting accidents.

Modern homes are increasingly having coloured carpets, with stripes and patterns all the rage. The challenge with these types of carpets is that you will need to buy a lot more than anticipated to get the patterns to match particularly if you have a large space, as the supplier will need to match the pattern.

A common theme is greys (my wife loves this colour), and these are good with marks and stains, particularly if you choose a mixed type of carpet which contains an element of wool, but also some synthetic fibres. This will ensure that if there is a stain it can be removed relatively easily.

Considering the area that the carpet is going to be located will normally determine the colour. Higher traffic areas will probably want darker colours as they tend to be more hardwearing, for bedrooms and living rooms lighter colours and deeper piles as they tend to be more comfortable.

Pricing is critical, so if you are looking for carpet for rental property in Harpenden or the surrounding area then you will want a cheaper carpet, however with decent underlay this can make a difference, so it can still feel soft and luxurious. However, if you are looking for your own home, then you will definitely want a carpet which is either fully wool, or majority wool and minority synthetic fibres.

Herts Carpets provide carpets in Harpenden and the surrounding area, we stock ranges from a minimum of £7.50psm up to £150psm for the most expensive lines. We can provide an immediate quote, and we would be delighted to do some business with you. Fill in our contact form today to get in touch!