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What is the best carpet for stairs with high traffic?

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Answered by Craig Marshall Flooring

25th March 2019

Craig Marshall Flooring answered the question "What is the best carpet for stairs with high traffic?"

Typically a wool mix twist pile carpet is the hardest wearing, look for an 80% wool, 20% man made carpet with a high density such as 50 or 60oz pile weight. A low, dense pile carpet is the most forgiving on stairs, hiding footprints and hoover marks and not flattening underfoot. But also ensure you have a good quality underlay. Good underlay will: Improve underfoot comfort. Increase appearance retention, reducing flattening. Absorb the pressure of foot traffic and reduce wear. Improve thermal insulation and warmth Increase sound insulation. Smooth out sub floor imperfections Last the lifetime of the carpet. Poor or Old underlay will: Feel hard and unwelcoming Reduce Carpet Life. Cause wrinkling and premature wear spots. Cause carpet fibres to break down more quickly. Not meet British Standards.

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