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Frequently Asked Questions About Godfrey Hirst Eco+ Carpet

How do I choose the best carpet?

Are you looking for new Godfrey Hirst Eco+ carpet for your home and overwhelmed by the decision of what might be the best carpet for you? When determining what the right choice is for you home or business, there are several factors to consider:

  • How busy is your home?

One of the most important factors to take into account is the amount of foot traffic the carpet will endure. Is your home a hub of activity with children and entertaining, or is it a haven of calm? This will help determine whether durability or softness is more important for your home.

  • Do you have pets?

If you are a pet owner, there is no doubt that there will be wear and tear, and perhaps the odd ‘accident’ to contend with. This will determine the type of weave, colour and pile you choose.

  • Consider the rooms

Determining between the high and low traffic zones of your home will help determine the right Godfrey Hirst Eco+ carpet for your space. For example, in a high traffic zone, you are more likely to use a low to medium pile.

  • How likely is staining?

Are you likely to expose your carpet to a lot of mud and dirt, do you have children that may spill food, or do you entertain a lot, and there is the odd spill of wine?

  • Budget

The price of carpet varies depending on its pile, fibres and the quality. Having a set allowance before deciding what Godfrey Hirst Eco+ carpet is best for you, will help you make realistic choices within budget.

Why choose Triexta Fibre?

Triexta Fibre carpet is proving to be one of the best high-quality Godfrey Hirst Eco+ carpets now available that is also budget-conscious. This carpet is durable and environmentally friendly that is not only wear and fade resistant but offers a whole new level of protection from stains and soiling.

This highly resilient carpet is also an excellent choice for comfort because its fibres are soft underfoot.

The fibre – eco+ Triexta, is partially derived from corn sugar and surpasses the quality of polyester, and considered to offer the same standard of quality as nylon. Triexta emits less greenhouse gas emissions to produce than nylon and is one of the reasons it’s fast becoming the carpet of choice. Due to its properties, it can be easily cleaned with cold water and is the only carpet fibre that can claim to be resistant to pet stains.

How do I find quality carpet?

Whether choosing a carpet for home or business, you want to have the right understanding of what constitutes quality. Apart from speaking to one of our highly skilled team who understands your carpeting needs, you can check the quality related to Australia using the Australian Carpet Classification Scheme (ACCS) https://www.carpetinstitute.com.au/.

The ACCS will assist you in understanding the practical and economic benefits of carpet for residential and commercial buildings. They provide the consumer with comprehensive information about carpet grading and what type of property they are suitable for. ACCS also has a database of stores who are institute members.

Is there a standard width of carpet?

Yes, within Australia, most carpet is tufted with a standard width of 3.66 metres. Although not as common, some types are produced in 4-metre widths.

Do different types of carpet require a special vacuum?

Different styles of carpet definitely benefit from varying types of vacuum heads, but this doesn’t necessarily mean it needs to be a new vacuum if the one you have comes with an adjustable or a variety of heads.

With this in mind, we recommend the following:

  • Low Cut Pile – A rotating brush works best for a low cut pile carpet because it agitates the pile, which in turn loosens the soil to maintain it over time.
  • Loop Pile – A head without a brush or having the ability to turn a brush off when vacuuming a loop pile is recommended. This is to prevent excess fuzzing of the pile.
  • Thick Pile – For carpet with a higher pile, to make vacuuming easier reducing the suction level is advised. For a better result raising the height of the beaters can further protect the longevity of thick pile carpet.

Do I need stain protection on my Godfrey Hirst Eco+ Carpet?

The fantastic feature of eco+ Triexta Carpet is that no, it doesn’t need stain protection. Godfrey Hirst Triexta Carpet has a natural ability to endure spills, stains and dirt. Its fibres hold up well and are highly durable and resistant. If a spill does occur, all that is needed is cold water to blot or dab at the soiling.

Who will install my carpet?

Our team at Silvertrading can install your carpet for you. We will discuss and work with you to provide the best service we can.

We highly recommend that all carpet, especially Godfrey Hirst Eco+ carpet, be installed by a professional who follows the stringent guidelines from the Australian Carpet Installation Recommendations AS2455-1995. This includes being fitted with new underlay, using the correct floor preparation materials and installation adhesives. Along with following these guidelines, the carpet installer also needs to comply with relevant building and access code requirements.

While you can lay your own carpet, a professional has the right tools, skills and knowledge to prepare and install your carpet correctly.

The colour of my carpet looks different from the showroom, why?

There are a variety of factors which determine why the colour of your carpet may differ from the showroom once it’s installed in your home:

  • Light is going to have a significant effect on colour. A showroom is going to have a different type of lighting to your home, which is why we recommend taking samples home to get a better understanding of how it will look before making your final purchase.
  • Pressure on the carpet, notably solid colours, can cause “shading” to the pile. This simply means the pile lies in different directions, causing the carpet colour to look different.
  • Carpet often looks different in colour once installed because of a natural optical effect – this is something you should consider when making a colour choice.

It’s important to note that although the appearance can look slightly different, there is no effect on the functionality of the carpet.

Will my carpet fade over time?

While Godfrey Hirst Eco+ carpet is resistant to fading, carpet, like all textiles lose colour over time. Some of the reasons for include:

  • Sunlight – When the carpet is exposed to direct sunlight and UV rays, it fades. This can be reduced by tinting your windows or keeping blinds and curtains drawn in summer.
  • Carpet Cleaning – If you don’t regularly clean your carpet or clear up spills straight away, the carpet will fade from stain.
  • Keep your hands and feet clean – If you use a moisturiser or medicative creams on your hands and feet, the chemicals in them can cause carpet to fade. Wearing socks and keeping your hands clean can help reduce this possibility.

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Their experience with Us

Silvertrade team are very professional when providing their advice on flooring choices. they are very quick on providing quote and gave us competitive price. installation is superb. Love their work and our new floors.

Alan C

The sales manager is a nice guy. Provided good recommendation for our carpet. very pleased with the new carpet in our living room.

John M

The guys at silver trade are very professional. They have a large range of timber floors and carpets. Price was pretty reasonable too.

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