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Carpetright carpets - are they ok or avoid like the plague?

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Narnia72 Wed 02-Mar-16 13:36:40

Just decorated DS's (4) bedroom. He is a very typical boy - into everything, forgets to take his shoes off, loves a bit of mud and dirt. Love him to bits, but he leaves chaos in his wake...

We need a new carpet for his room. OH wants to go to John Lewis, as that's where he's always bought carpets from. I've priced up, and for similar carpet, JL is £16 psm and Carpet right is £8 psm. Carpet right's fitting is also less - £3.50 psm v JL £4.50. Not too bothered about this.

I think the liklihood of DS doing something involving the carpet is quite likely over the next 10 years (dodgy science experiment, illicit smoking etc), and therefore would rather spend less. He thinks it's a bad investment and we'll end up replacing because it's crap before DS destroys it.

Both carpets we're considering are 100% propolyene (sp?) and bleach cleanable. We have bought expensive underlay separately to be laid.

Please share your experiences, good or bad. I need to make my mind up and get it ordered!

Should say the order is 20 m2 and so the price difference is around £200.

NotCitrus Wed 02-Mar-16 14:01:31

Carpetright is fine - the carpets with the coating to resist stains are very good. The underlay and fitting is a bit overpriced but not as much as JL.
Don't let them grind silly putty into it though...

reynoldsnumber Wed 02-Mar-16 14:11:13

We used carpet right before and it was fine, especially for children's rooms where let's face it you won't see much carpet most of the time anyway

Gracey79 Wed 02-Mar-16 14:16:16

I've had a carpet right too which was fine but when I re did the house it was cheaper still with a local independent

rainbowontheway Wed 02-Mar-16 14:16:55

We've used Carpetright before as it was for an insurance claim and the voucher we got could only be used there. Was a bit expensive but as you know, not as bad as some place (eg JL). We went for the budget range for our lounge and bedroom, bleach cleanable like you're looking at, as carpet was very pale. We moved a couple of years after having it fitted but it was fine until then and is probably still going strong!

Narnia72 Wed 02-Mar-16 15:01:44

Thanks all, carpet right it is.

Gracey - would love to use a local independent but sadly they're a lot more expensive...

orangina01 Wed 02-Mar-16 21:24:10

I see you have decided, but just to add we used Carpetright for our whole downstairs and it has been fine. Also haggle with them, we asked for a discount and were shocked when they just agreed. Even if you just say, "that is more than I was hoping to pay, can you do it any cheaper?"

HereIAm20 Thu 03-Mar-16 11:24:43

Did the whole of a flat I rent out in Carpetright about 8 years ago and it still looks like new despite 3 lots of tenants! (Luckily I have had lovely tenants)

MrsSteptoe Thu 03-Mar-16 11:32:37

Yup, another OK for Carpetright. Used it to redec my father's flat before we sold it, so can't testify as to longevity, but reasonable price, heplful service, both estimator and fitters all turned up when they were meant to and fitters cleaned up after themselves. I'd use them again.

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