Live a life of luxury with designer flooring from Dovetail Furniture!
Everyone likes to treat themselves now and again. It could be a new pair of shoes, or even a new phone accessory. Of course, many people wish they could treat themselves everyday. Wouldn’t it be great to live a life of luxury, just like a celebrity? Well, now you can…
Get the red carpet treatment when you visit our Norwich showroom!
Dovetail Furniture are proud to boast the largest selection of carpets and flooring products in the country. With so many designer brands to choose from, you will surely be spoilt for choice!
Here are just a few of the big names we stock in our showroom:
Brockway – Brockway work with the country’s leading designers to stay one step ahead of consumer trends. The result? Stunning, hand finished, high quality carpets.
Mohawk – leading the industry as an award-winning, trusted brand of flooring. Mohawk provide hundreds of stunning, high quality products made from recycled and renewable resources.
Karndean – “inspired by nature, designed for living.” Karndean provide luxury, practical flooring in the form of stylish wood and stone effect vinyl tiles. Perfect for kitchens and bathrooms!
Amtico – creators of carpets that are both beautiful and durable. Amtico are leading suppliers in luxury vinyl tiles and high-performance carpets that are sustainable for every day living.
With brands like these, treat yourself to luxury flooring that will be the envy of all your friends!
But designer brands doesn’t always mean designer prices…
Dovetail offer some of the best prices in Norfolk, which means you can live the celebrity lifestyle without the price tag! What’s more, all floor coverings sold can be fitted by our fully trained and experienced fitters. So sit back and enjoy your new life of luxury as we deliver a five star service.
Want to find out more about our designer flooring? Click here to find out about what other brands we provide, as well as learn more about our fitting services. You can also call us on 01603 488082.
Both have distinct advantages and disadvantages, while different living and working environments suit different materials. We recognise that features of both are consistent across all environments. Therefore, we created this article to help you decide which flooring is best suited for your needs.
There is nothing more warming to your house than a nice fluffy carpet. They are soft on your feet and insulating in sound. When the weather is freezing outside, simply take off your shoes and walk barefoot across your shag piled carpet. A priceless experience!
#2 Keeping up with the trends
We’ve all seen your grandparents house with that red patterned carpet… You know the one! This is one of the drawbacks of going for an in-the-moment trendy range of carpets. Knowing when to update carpet is difficult to judge. Remember, patterned carpets will always go out of style.
If you are style conscious, you may find yourself replacing your carpet several times as the latest fad goes out of fashion. For longevity, purchase a more neutral colour with no pattern.
#3 That NEW carpet smell
Nothing beats that NEW carpet smell when you walk in the room! It’s very much like when your trying to sell your house – you’re told to put some bread backing in the oven. However, you may not know that that NEW carpet smell can also be a health hazard.
Most modern manufacturing methods of carpets use synthetic materials which can be hazardous. New carpets installations may use chemicals which emit harmful fumes. In fact, the carpet itself can leak for years. Exposed for extensive periods of time, these fumes can cause sinus or breathing problems. Bear this in mind when choosing your new carpet. We recommend more natural, eco-friendly carpets. But, like most things in life, this will increase the cost significantly.
On a plus side, modern technology has allowed more permanence into carpeting. Anti-fade colour fastness, near-perfect stain protection and even fireproofing can all be achieved. Although, always check with your supplier any toxic material that may be as a result.
#4 Carpets can be high maintenance
Of course, carpets require regular intensive cleaning. Hover your carpet daily, weekly or monthly. However, if you drop a glass of red wine, you may have to employ a specialist cleaning company. The more you hoover and the more traffic your carpet gets, the quicker it will deteriorate.
Even if you are an OCD person who hoovers your carpet twice a day, you can’t avoid the particles of dirt or dust. They will sift and sink through to the bottom, weaving and nestling near the floor. Spilling something, or even shampooing the carpet, will increase the dampness, rot and growth of mildew. On average, your carpet may have to be renewed as little as every five years.
#5 An allergy suffer’s nightmare
If you are unfortunate enough to be one of millions of individuals that suffer from allergies, a carpet is a living nightmare. Even with the best hoover and the most intense cleaning regime, your carpet is a constant source of dust, fluff, pollen, and even ‘dust mites’.
Unlike the aforementioned carpets, if you are an allergy sufferer, hardwood flooring is a sensible choice. It does not hide harmful particles, meaning an all round healthier and safer living environment. Typically, hardwood costs more than carpets.
However, you need to weigh up the benefits of hardwood flooring. Not only do they require less maintenance, they last longer too. Also, should you damage a section of your hardwood flooring, you can replace the damaged section rather than having to replace the whole floor.
Within an older home, unlike carpets, a hardwood floor can be colder on the feet and draftier. However, a well placed area of rug can immediately solve this problem.
#2 Very low maintenance
Fortunately, hardwood flooring requires very little maintenance. Compare the price for a hoover to clean your carpet with a mop and bucket to clean your hardwood floor, and the cost saving speaks for itself. Say you spill your glass of red wine on the floor: a simple dust pan and brush will clean the broken glass, while a jay cloth can mop up the wine. Hardwood floors are resilient in high traffic areas, making their lifespan possibly outlast you!
#3 Sustainable and eco-friendly
Your hardwood flooring is sourced from naturally occurring resources that can be reforested.
#4 Aesthetically beautiful and good value
The main reason for choosing a hardwood floor is its aesthetic look. It never going out of style and is one of the oldest flooring solutions. With a large variety of trees, you can get a wide choice of flooring, making each laid floor a unique experience. This includes different wood types, colours, designs and patterns.
Finally, while choosing hardwood flooring initially costs more than carpeting, with the proper maintenance, it will be a worthwhile investment. For both for longevity of trend and a beautiful look to your home, invest in hardwood flooring from Dovetail!