Advanced search

Our new wool carpet looks like an old jumper! Is this usual?!!

(24 Posts)
yellowbirdie Sun 26-Mar-17 17:40:24

We've not long had 100% wool loop carpet laid and in no time at all it has bobbled on top like a wool jumper. I did expect some piling for a new carpet but I'm wondering if it's ever going to stop! Maybe the problem is not the carpet but my vintage Dyson - not enough suction to remove the piling? Maybe the quality of the carpet is not that good?! sad We paid £49m which I thought would be enough for decent quality. I'm new to carpet buying - I'm wondering if I've made a big mistake. I was led to believe (by the carpet salesman hmm) that wool was best.

I think I need to replace or service the Dyson anyway. If anyone has a good recommendation please let me know!


BikeRunSki Sun 26-Mar-17 17:45:50

I had the same problem. It all cleared up when we got a new vacuum cleaner.

BikeRunSki Sun 26-Mar-17 17:46:09

We got a GTech

ggirl Sun 26-Mar-17 17:46:43

I have a wool carpet and when I was reading the blurb about it on the website it said not to use rotating brush hoover head because it causes bobbles to form, maybe its that.
Mine is a wool twist carpet I think.

VivienneWestwoodsKnickers Sun 26-Mar-17 17:49:00

Yes. Took me 2 years to get it looking good all the time. I hand brushed it once a month (yes really) to get the bobbles down.

ReginaPhalange1 Sun 26-Mar-17 17:51:39

Get a different vacuum cleaner- suction not rotating one.

80sMum Sun 26-Mar-17 17:53:44

You shouldn't use an upright vacuum cleaner on a loop pile.

80sMum Sun 26-Mar-17 17:54:29

Crossed posts with Regina!

yellowbirdie Sun 26-Mar-17 19:37:17

Thank you! I didn't know that - you would have thought the carpet shop might of mentioned it! The carpet attachment is a rotating one so that explains it! I'm off to investigate a GTech.

eternalopt Sun 26-Mar-17 20:05:12

Don't know about wool carpets, but my gtech has a rotating brush...

dilapidated Sun 26-Mar-17 20:22:54

We have same sort of carpet.
Been down a year and use a Miele Hoover.
Still looks as good as the day it was installed

namechangedtoday15 Sun 26-Mar-17 20:31:18

Can anyone tell me which hoovers don't have a rotating brush. Got the same problem.

eternalopt Sun 26-Mar-17 20:44:25

I would have though cylinder hoovers would all be ok? No rotate by brushes in the heads?

TupperwareTat Sun 26-Mar-17 20:46:11

Look at the Bosch Athlet too.

BikeRunSki Sun 26-Mar-17 20:46:32

Ah. Our carpet is twist, not Loop. Yes, the GTech has rotating brushes.

ggirl Sun 26-Mar-17 23:01:29

Henry Hoover doesn't have a rotating brush I don't think , not sure though.

eternalopt Mon 27-Mar-17 01:36:04

*rotating, not rotate by

ClemDanfango Mon 27-Mar-17 01:41:26

Sorry, £49 million? Have I understood that correctly?

ClemDanfango Mon 27-Mar-17 02:01:13

Is £49 per metre? That might make more sense! grin sorry it's very late, I've had prosecco and I'm very, very tired and a bit thick

PhaedrusRising Mon 27-Mar-17 02:28:49

TBF, I'd expect it not to bobble much for 49 million quid Clem

You made me laugh Clem. I've had some wine too.

PatSajack Mon 27-Mar-17 05:55:39

Our Miele canister allows you to turn the rotating brush on or off. We've never had pilling on our wool loop carpet.

ClemDanfango Mon 27-Mar-17 10:06:32


Glad someone got a chuckle out of my idiocy! I aim to please grin

Miniwookie Mon 27-Mar-17 10:34:34

I have a cylinder Dyson and it has two heads - one rotating brush, one not. Most cylinders do not have a rotating brush

yellowbirdie Mon 27-Mar-17 12:58:52

£49 million - I wish! If that was the case I wouldn't be doing the vacuuming!! grin

Thanks for the replies.

Join the discussion

Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, watch threads, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Register now »

Already registered? Log in with: