I need to use polypropylene carpet in the study as I cant fit underlay (without wrecking the original victorian skirting and panelling). So I'd like to find a carpet which looks as good as possible, ideally with a sisial or boucle type weave. I have always used a wool mix (usually 80:20) so poly carpet a bit of an unknown entity... Can anyone recommend any such carpet? Many thanks
OP I don't understand why you can't have underlay as it doesn't go up to or under the skirting boards, it sits within the gripperrods for the carpet. Fitters usually push the carpet under the skirtings after they've stretched it onto the grippers. That will be the same whatever kind of carpet you have fitted.
Thanks MrsF. I did see that but I baulked at spending nearly £20 a metre on polypropylene carpet.... The carpet fitter suggested no underlay as he was worried about damaging the skirting. It is built out from the wall and is hollow behind, same with the panelling, both are original victorian and quite fancy. Bit hard to explain but I do understand why he was worried.
DO NOT buy a Condor carpet. I had a carpet fitted in March and the “new carpet smell”, is still present in late July. This new carpet smell is actually the off gassing of volatile organic compounds. I am now unable to use the room, and will be lifting and disposing of the carpet in favour of a wool carpet (most definitely NOT made by Condor),because time spent in the room results in my feeling very ill. I feel lethargic; have a sore throat and a congested chest and generally feel very ill. A full evening spent in the room resulted in my being confined to bed for two days, after which I felt awful for over a week. I have ventilated the room every day, opening the windows, but the problem persists. It is a polypropylene carpet chosen instead of wool, ironically, because of my dog’s allergies. I have contacted Condor carpets about this several times, but have never even had the courtesy of a call. I am a Chartered safety adviser and know a little about volatile organic compounds, which include harmful substances. It is the adhesive in the carpets that produce these VOCs. I am deeply concerned that, if this carpet has such a devastating effect on me, what effect it might have if fitted in a child or infant’s room. Being stain resistant and bleach cleanable, it lends itself to this application. I also worry about the long term health effects as many VOCs are known to be carcinogenic. Other countries, such as the USA , are more aware of this problem issue. Due to the lack of response from Condor, I am now taking this up with Trading Standards and my local MP.