Carpet Tips

Things to consider when buying a carpet

When researching the purchase of a new carpet, it’s a long term investment and so careful consideration is needed. The following points will give you a tick list of considerations: 

Wear and Tear

The location of the carpet is an essential consideration. High tread areas such as hallway, stairs and landings will require a heavier carpet to get the most out of your purchase and extend it’s life span. 

Life span

With any purchase the balance of quality and cost and life span is a key factor. Before making a purchase try to consider how long you would expect the carpet to last and tell your sales assistant to give them and a better idea of what you are looking for. 


What price range and you looking at. Don’t forget to ask about the cost or fitting and underlay. 

Texture/ Colour

Carpet is the last part of any redecoration and so you should already have an idea of colours and textures. Try to pick elements of the room that represent tones, textures as well as specific colour matching. Of course there is nothing better than getting some samples home to look at and feel underfoot. 


Carpets at Aldiss

Our Carpet departments can help you with all stages of your decisions. You can visit us at our Fakenham and Norwich stores, where we have dedicated Carpet departments. Our specially trained staff will be able to guide you through the extensive colours and array choices that we offer. You are welcome to take samples home on a trial basis to help with your decision.  Or take advantage of our free carpets estimating and measuring service. Book an appointment with one of our estimators and they will visit your home to measure for your requirements. They will be able to give quotes and if you are not sure about what you want they can bring a selection of swatches on request. We offer free fitting on all orders or £500 when purchased with Tredmore or Axfelt underlay and expert advice every step of the way. To book an appointement with a carpet estimator call 01328 862 381 for Fakenham and ask for Carole or 01603 272100 for Norwich and ask for Jennie. 

See below for the brand names of carpet manufactures we supply all at exceptional value. 


Adam Carpets have been creating fine quality carpets for more than three quarters of a century with many specialist skills having been passed down to different generations of the same family. Today their rich blend of traditional skills and innovative manufacturing techniques ensure they offer a range of carpets to inspire all tastes. Over 250 standard colour options 12 qualities embracing  twist cut pile, velvet cut pile, loop pile and tip-sheared loop pile. All available in 4 metre and 5 metre widths. Over 250 standard colour optionsVisit or carpet department in the Fakenham or Norwich store to see the full range or contact us and we can order up to three Adams samples for you. 


Our range of own brand carpets offer quality and choice at our usual exceptional value. Come in store to see the full selection or to borrow samples. 


Hard FlooringWhen it comes to hard flooring, no-one is more experienced than Amtico International, with 40 years experience in both commercial as well as residential environments.By fully understanding the challenges and issues faced by architects, designers and specifiers, Amtico are able to provide a level of service that makes them excellent choice.But that’s not, allaesthetically and in terms of performance, durability and maintenance there’s nothing quite like Amtico flooring.It’s this inspiration that has led to an unrivalled collection of Woods, Stones and Abstract products. There is a huge selection to choose from – traditional, classic and contemporary interiors to suit any room or space. Amtico International supply a full service, not just a floor, making our customers lives easier by reliably providing them with what they want, when they want it. 

Aldiss is one of the few flooring companies to supply and fit of Amtico in Norfolk. Our spcially trained staff are on hand to offer technical, installation, warranty advice instore, for this beautiful bespoke range. Come in to be guided through the selection.


A wool rich Brintons carpet will create a truly luxurious floor covering. In a choice of wilton or axminster designs you can create the look you have been dreaming of for your home.Looks good, feels even better- The weaving process offers unrivalled strength and stability, while the wool-rich blend gives unbeatable luxury. 
Colour and pattern -Brintons offer a huge selection of plain or berber colours in a choice of twist or velvet carpets. Many of our patterned carpets co-ordinate with our plains, which are designed to enhance modern living whatever style you choose for your home. 
Cosiness- Nothing welcomes you home like a beautiful wool-rich carpet, which has natural insulating powers. Natural - Wool is one of the most organic and renewable materials we have: every spring the sheep are sheared, then they roam the hills and fields growing a new coat for next year. 
Breathable -An independent study proved conclusively that the indoor air in a carpeted room was of much better quality than that in rooms with smooth floors.


Cormar carpets offer a comprehensive range of plain and heather wool twist piles, textured loop piles and easy clean polypropylene carpets. They are manufactured on site at the two mills based in Lancaster in the UK. Only the best quality yarns in 100% pure new wool, 80% woolblends and easy clean polypropylene are used and most ranges are available in both four and five metre widths for carpeting wider rooms without joins.Visit or carpet department in the Fakenham or Norwich store to see the full range or contact us and we can order up to three Cormar samples for you. 


Crucial trading is the leader in statement carpets and natural covering. They are extraordinary in their naturalness and their ability to make a simple, stylish statement in your home – no matter what sort of furnishings they are combined with. Availble in four styles and a wealth of materials/ colours/ Patterns:

Calm, relaxed, uncomplicated and stylish, our calm wool floorcoverings offer exceptional warmth, feel and function.

Choose from a sumptuous palette of colours including classic wheat and butterscotch brown, creamy vanilla and deep praline to create a calm and above all comforting environment to relax in loud fabulous, functional and utterly eye-catching, our statement wool floorcoverings are available in a palette of vibrant shades, with divine textures and unmistakable patterns.

Our signature stripes, bold colours and dynamic designs give you the perfect excuse to indulge pure silky, rustic, fragrant or lustrous, our plant fibre floorcoverings feel as good as they look.

From humble beginnings as coconut husks, plants or grasses, coir, jute, seagrass and sisal have been transformed into an irresistible selection of floorcoverings that will enhance your home and seduce your sensesUniqueMake a statement in your home with a rug designed to your exacting specifications.

Choose any floorcovering from our Calm, Pure or Loud brochures and team with a border. Cotton Herringbone with Coir, Chenille with Wool Skinnyrib, Linen Twill with Sisal Oriental, your choice is only limited by your imagination.


Victoria Carpets have a longstanding history within the industry and today offer and extensive range of traditional woven carpets and a wide selection of tufted carpets in Twist and Velvet finishes.Combining traditional craftsmanship with the latest in modern technology Victoria offer 288 Options for your home. 288 Options = 36 Colours x 4 weights (32405060oz) x 2 Widths for fewer joins. Visit or carpet department in the Fakenham or Norwich store to see the full range or contact us and we can order up to three Victoria samples for you. 


Established in 1938, Ulsters have always held a passion for quality and good service and done so with flair and flexibility. Ulster woven carpets are manufactured in one of the most technically advanced plants in the world based in Northern Ireland. They are one of the first carpet manufacturers to achieve ‘Carbon Trust Standard’ and are aiming to be Carbon neutral by 2012.Visit or carpet department in the Fakenham or Norwich store to see the full range or contact us and we can order up to three Ulsters samples for you. 

Come in store and see our fantastic selection, you are sure to find what you are looking for.