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

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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!

Thanks!

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.
smile

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

PhaedrusRising

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.

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