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!

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.

Carpets or Wood Floors? – The Question to Consider

Before you take this any further, as professionals in the field of residential and commercial flooring in Hertfordshire we have to let you know that there is a lot of merit to both options. Let’s take look at the most common types of wood flooring that’s available to the public.

Hardwood Flooring Hertfordshire

Luxury Hardwood Flooring

Luxury Hardwood Flooring

This is the most expensive solution. The reason for this is that you are going to install natural wood that has been shaped to perfectly accommodate your furnishing needs. It brings a lot of advantages and convenience and really does make a statement to your guests. Right of the bat, you are going to enjoy the most eco-friendly solution on the market. At the same time, this option is incredibly durable, and it is likely to last you for decades if it is taken care of as it should. Hardwood is probably the best choice when it comes to wood flooring, but it is also quite expensive. This is why a lot of people can’t really afford it and search for alternatives instead.  This is where the other type of wood flooring comes into the picture.

Laminate flooring Hertfordshire

Luxury Laminate Flooring

Luxury Laminate Flooring

Laminate flooring is basically a multi-layered synthetic product that is stacked together through a process of lamination. It imitates wood perfectly, and it also brings a lot of its advantages. The laminate flooring is not only going to look likes wood, but it would also provide you with a similar comfortable sensation.

Carpets Hertfordshire


Luxury Carpet

Luxury Carpet

Now, when it comes to carpets, there are a lot of things that you might want to consider. Right off the bat, as professional company which offers carpet fitting in Hertfordshire, we want to let you know that installing your carpet is not easy. There is a lot of cutting and fitting to be done. At the same time, you should also know that it’s not as easy to maintain as is the wood flooring solution.

However, if you are willing to trust us with this as a company that’s going to perfectly install your carpets in Hertfordshire, we can assure you that the soft sensation under your feet is the best thing that you are ever going to feel. This is something that can’t be matched by any wooden floor. It offers warmth, cozy and comfort – something that is hard to achieve with laminate flooring, for instance. In any case, the carpet is also perfect if you have little kids as they could easily play on it without you having to worry whether or not they would get cold.

Carpets for Hall, Stairs and Landings in Hertfordshire

Choosing a flooring material for your hall, stairs and landing can be a difficult process, this is typically a high traffic area and naturally it is an area for a high probablility for spillages and accidents with drinks or food being taken up or downstairs, this is particularly noticeable with children or pets.

If you are selective and choose the right flooring materials it is possible to make a real feature out of your stairs and landing. Here Herts Carpets give some thoughts and tips on which carpets for your stairs and landing are best.

Create a warm, welcoming look in your hallway with a new stair carpet. A stair carpet or runner can instantly transform a once-dark hallway into an inviting space. You’ll find a wide choice available including classic stripes, plains and even charming polka dot designs. Even if you opt for hard wood flooring for the rest of your hallway, a carpet on the staircase will reduce noise and feel soft and comfortable underfoot.

Carpet is a winner if draughts are an issue. It’s important to consider the material as halls have a high traffic volume. Choose a hard-wearing material such as sisal or coir. Pale-coloured flooring brightens up a small area, but it might stain. A grey or taupe may be more suitable than cream – or try a pattern. Stripes draw the eye along the design and appear to elongate the area.


An extremely popular choice throughout 2016 has been using striped carpets. These can divert away from any unsightly stains which will naturally occur if the carpet is getting normal usage.

Striped carpet for stairs

A staircase isn’t simply a functional aspect of a home that takes you from A to B. In fact, transforming a staircase into a feature using stripes has become increasingly popular in recent years.

Why are stripes taking precedence on staircases all over the country and how should you be using them in your home?


If you’re clued in about fashion, you’ll know that wearing vertical stripes can give you the illusion of height – and they have exactly the same effect on staircases.

Striped Carpet Hertfordshire

Vertical stripes create the illusion of space by elongating your stairs. The way your home looks can have a huge impact on the way it feels. So, stripes really can help make your home feel airy and open.

Busy stripes are great at concealing dirt and wear and tear; making it the perfect choice of patterned carpet for high traffic areas like your stairs.


The hallway and staircase are often the first features guests will see so you want them to make a good first impression. If the carpet in the hallway is a neutral colour like off-white or beige then going for bright stripes makes a bold fashion statement and immediately draws the eye.

Black, grey and white stripes on the staircase look fabulous next to a plain white or cream carpet and give your home a contemporary look. Different widths jazz up the look and give your home a bit of an edge too.

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Here at Herts Carpets we firmly believe that stripes on carpets can be a very effective way of giving a bit of colour to your property whilst providing a hard wearing and comfortable flooring material to your property. To get a quote for your hall stairs and landing carpets across Hertfordshire, click here.

Carpet Types in Hertfordshire

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Herts Carpets discuss some of the common carpets types that are commonly available, we stock a full range of carpet materials and can provide an immediate quotation for carpet supply and fitting for our customers.

Berber Carpets

Berber carpets are large loop carpets. They are usually used in high-traffic areas. Berbers are not as “homey” looking as other types of carpets and are used in fewer and fewer homes than in past years. Nylon, olefin, and wool are the most common materials, and the size of loops and cut pile varies for each manufacturer.

Frieze Carpets                      

Frieze carpets are tightly twisted yarns, usually low pile. They are used in medium to heavy traffic areas. Frieze carpets retain their appearance much longer if BCF fibers are used. Frieze carpets are available in solid and multicolor. They are sometimes called “short shags”.

Level Loop Carpets

Level loop carpets are used more often in high traffic commercial installations. The pile surface of level loop carpets is the same height, and it provides an even-textured casual look.. They are sometimes used in home offices.

Saxony Carpets

Saxony carpets have a cut pile finish. They have a lush, velvety look. Saxony carpets are highly desired for formal areas, but can be used throughout other parts of the home. Textured Saxony carpets are for those who like the cut pile look of Saxony carpets, but would prefer not to have vacuum marks and footprints. The textured Saxony finish is not as smooth as Saxony, and is very popular for those who prefer a less formal look.

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Our most popular carpets are the Saxony finishes, which are very well designed and definitely are most hard wearing whilst not showing too many marks.

Most popular fiber

In terms of carpet fibers, the most popular is nylon, chosen 9 out of 10 times for residential applications for its durability and because it’s static free. Nylon fibers maintain their color integrity because they are dyed post-production. Nylon is the best selling carpet fiber because it takes heavy furniture and high traffic well without collapsing under the pressure, it is resistant to mildew, stains and soil and can be produced in vibrant colors.

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The best selling carpet type is one that wears well, comes in colors that are popular at the time, is relatively easy to clean and features a look that won’t date quickly or be out of fashion before it’s even finished being laid.


Textured cut pile is by far and away the most popular choice when people go shopping for carpets. Considering that most people like value for their money, a range of options to choose from and that they don’t want to be a slave to their floor coverings, textured styles are the best selling carpet type … unless you have money to burn, in which case, you can go for any style you could possibly want. With unlimited resources, you can afford to replace your carpet on a whim and you can pay someone to keep it looking beautiful for you.


Families typically choose textured carpets because of the durability combined with the soft feel. In a home where comfort is of paramount importance, you need something that feels good under foot, that looks great, matches the décor and won’t look like something the cat dragged in after just a few months. What makes textured carpets the best selling carpet type for families is that they work in casual rooms as well as in more formal areas of the house. Lay the same carpet in the dining room as you would in the home theater room where everyone lays around on the floor, or kicks their shoes off to relax.

Good looks, easy care

Resistant to crushing, textured cut pile looks good whether you walk on it dozens of times a day or the room is away from pedestrian traffic altogether. It doesn’t need to be vacuumed in any particular direction, so you can take a welcome break from those impossible track marks that some carpets inspire. You also won’t see footprints indicating who’s walked where! You could buy the world’s best carpet, glorious, luxurious and sumptuous, only to have to avoid walking on it in case it spoils the pile. No, stick to textured styles and enjoy life instead!

You may not realize this but textured cut pile carpets are usually created using a single color, but by adding twists to some of the tufts, the random directions they sit in help to reflect light back in a different way. That’s what makes it look like you have a two-tone carpet. Those carpets in which the extra twists are given to every tuft are known as Saxony carpets. Saxony is the best selling carpet type of the textured cuts because the visibility of footprints and vacuum tracks is even less evident.

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Choosing Carpet in Hertfordshire

Choosing a Carpet in Hertfordshire. Herts Carpets provide some thoughts on how best to select a carpet with some common factors to consider.

Carpets help you to maintain a warm and comfortable environment both at home or at the office. Follow the tips below to ensure that you choose the right carpets Hertfordshire depending on the intended application.

The Pile

When it comes to buying a new carpet, it is important for you to ensure that you first assess the pile before making a decision. Carpet piles have different characteristics that work to satisfy different user needs and preferences. It is recommended that buyers take the opportunity to inspect samples of carpets Hertfordshire to find out the characteristics. Carpets can be sheared, looped or a combination of both. Additionally, you will need to choose the pile height. Deeper piles tend to be comfier but require more maintenance as compared to short piles.


The cost to be incurred in buying a new carpet is usually one of the main considerations to keep in mind when shopping. Buyers need to be well informed on how to estimate the cost of the carpets Hertfordshire they are looking to purchase. Sellers usually use yards or square feet to measure carpet size and calculate the total cost. Be sure to ask for help from the sales assistant serving you where things seem unclear.


When people step on carpets, the carpet gets crushed from the pressure of the overlying weight, padding helps absorb this pressure and ensure that the carpet pile does not get crushed too much. Different types of padding are used depending on the carpets Hertfordshire chosen. Thick padding may damage some carpets as heels dig deep into it and carpet as a result. This is the case for hard carpets and most plant based carpets.


Before you choose a carpet for your home or commercial space, it is recommended that you take the opportunity to think about carpet fitting Hertfordshire as well. You will be able to determine whether you need to plan for professional help or not. For instance, an area rug does not require any professional installation skills. However, installing a wall to wall carpet tends to be more challenging. This makes it necessary to have a professional carpet fitting service on hand as well.


It is common for most buyers to forget this, but choosing the right carpet relies a lot on how easy or convenient it is for you to maintain it as well. Domestic and commercial flooring Hertfordshire entail different maintenance requirements. To ensure that your investment lasts as long as possible in the best condition, be sure to familiarise yourself with the maintenance requirements before buying and choose one that matches what you consider to be convenient or even easy to keep up with.