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Midland Flooring stock an extensive carpet range from all major carpet manufacturers.

We offer a full supply and fit service in Tullamore and surrounding ares including Portarlington,Edenderry.Portlaoise,Mullingar and Birr.Call to our showroom at Cloncollig Industrial Estate (opposite castle paints) to view our full range of carpets

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Twist Plie Carpet

SUITABLE FOR:Living room, Dining room, Bedroom, Halls, Stairs and Landing.
Twist pile carpets are made from yarn which has been twisted tightly together. Twist pile carpet is the most popular kind of carpet produced today. Twist pile carpets are available in virtually any colour,some have a ‘heather' look, which is achieved by combining different yarns of complimentary shades together. Ideal for any room in the home, twist pile carpets come in variety of fibers both wool and man made.
Loop Pile (Berbers)

SUITABLE FOR:Living room, Dining room, Bedroom, Halls, Stairs and Landing.
Looped pile or Berber carpets are extremely durable and practical and excellent at maintaining their appearance. Not only can they hide footprints well, loop pile carpets also offers texture compared to plain carpets. The yarn used in making looped pile carpets can be 100% wool, wool blend or man made.
Saxony (Deep Pile Carpets)

SUITABLE FOR:Living room, Dining room and Bedroom.
Thick and luxurious, Saxony carpet is a cut pile carpet made with longer tufts for a very soft and luxurious to the touch. Saxony carpet is comprised of twisted, cut pile tufts that have a smooth appearance. The soft and dense nature of this carpet will show footprints and shading,so we usually recommend Saxony carpets for areas such as stairs although it’s perfect for bedrooms.
Velvet Carpets

SUITABLE FOR:Living room, Dining room, Bedroom, Halls, Stairs and Landing.
A dense, low pile, smooth luxurious pile also known as velour, as the pile is usually quite short, but very dense. Adding a little luxury to any location, velvet offers a solid colour to the carpet and a great fee
Axminster

SUITABLE FOR:Living room, Dining room, Bedroom, Halls, Stairs and Landing.
An Axminster carpet is machine woven, with individual pieces of yarn being woven with the weft. Axminster carpets are known for their quality, longevity and durability and are made mostly from wool 80% 20% other. Axminster carpets are some of the finest carpets which create a prestigious look and feel, however they can be expensive but will give great service and will stand the test of time even in areas of highest traffic such as stairs, hall ways etc.
Wilton Carpets

SUITABLE FOR:Living room, Dining room, Bedroom, Halls, Stairs and Landing.
A Wilton carpet is a high quality, woven carpet noted for having up to five colours per pattern. Wilton carpets are available in many patterns and they can have a looped (uncut) or cut pile. The difference between a Wilton and Axminster is that a Wilton carpet yarn is a continuous strand woven all the way

What are carpets made from

Polypropylene
The most popular man made carpet fibre. Polypropylene is resistant to stains because the colour is locked in during the manufacturing process. In fact it can be cleaned using a part bleach cleaning solution making it an extremely practical choice for today’s modern families. Polypropylene is not only hard wearing but it’s also fade resistant and much lower in price making it fantastic value for money.
Wool
Wool is a durable, luxury carpet fibre that has a natural resilience, recovering quickly from foot traffic and furniture marks. British and New Zealand wools are the most popular choices for luxury carpet construction. It’s an environmentally friendly choice as it’s a sustainable fibre. Blends of wool and man made fibers are usually a blend of 80% wool, 20% man made fibers. As wool isn't the most hard wearing carpet fibre on its own, it is often blended with a synthetic fibre like polyamide or polyester to give added strength. The results produce a luxurious, resilient and hard wearing carpet.
Polyamide/Nylon
Polyamide/Nylon is hard wearing synthetic fibre and is often blended with other fibres to improve its durability. It’s one of the most versatile fibres as it can be dyed or printed after tufting. This is a good option if you have pets or small children as it’s very easy to clean and will retain its look and style longer.

Carpet The Healthy Flooring Option

Practical Benefits of Carpets
As well as the obvious aesthetic features carpet gives consumers a wide range of practical benefits which are often forgotten:
Heat insulation - which can generate significant energy savings.
Comfort and warmth giving an incomparable luxury feel
Comfort and warmth - giving an incomparable luxury feel.
Noise absorption - for a quieter relaxing home environment.
Absorbs pollutants - for better indoor air quality

Asthma and Carpet
Claims that carpet has a major impact on asthma has no reliable scientific basis for the following reasons:Ease of cleaning -the practical flooring solution
Airborne dust mite allergen can trigger asthma attacks but carpet acts as a filter trapping these particles in the pile, reducing the possibility of inhalation.
Asthma is complex and influenced by many diverse factors including pets, genetics, diet, pollen, smoking, infections, pollution, dust mites etc.
Smooth floors by contrast allow allergen particles to settle on the surface from which they can easily become airborne.
No scientific studies have ever proved that the total removal of carpet on its own has ever clinically benefited asthma patients.
Where mass removal of carpet has taken place asthma cases have increased dramatically. In Sweden, where health hysteria led to a 77% reduction in carpet use over a 15 year period between 1975 and 1990 the incidence of asthma increased by over 300% in the same period.
Good ventilation with temperature and humidity control will limit dust mite populations and reduce indoor allergen loads.
Normal household cleaning on a regular basis with a good quality vacuum cleaner removes most allergen, dust and pollutants from carpet.
All materials used in carpet manufacturing are subject to the closest scrutiny and processes conform to the highest environmental control standards.

Indoor Air Quality
All materials emit gasses from VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds) but carpet emits much lower levels than other common indoor products and poses no threat to consumers. For example plywood emits twice as much VOC as carpet, wallpaper over 16 times more and paint 200 times more.
Carpet acts as an absorbent for many common airborne pollutants and improves indoor air quality.
In Summary
Carpet, like most products, needs to be looked after and the majority consumers, living in clean, tidy, well-ventilated homes vacuum their carpet regularly to prevent a build up of dust particles. In these circumstances there is no objective scientific evidence to show that carpet poses any health risk whatsoever to consumers.Copy courtesy of the The Carpet Foundation

Carpet Daily Maintenance

Dry Dirt Removal
Carpets should be vacuumed daily using a commercial suction cleaner with a revolving agitator, the agitator being a bristle strip type.
Other key factors to vacuuming include the following:
1. Vacuum motor input of a minimum of 1000 watts
Preferred separate motors for both vacuum suction and pile agitator
Large capacity dust filling collection
Hand held suction tool attachment
The effectiveness of the cleaning is dependent upon the regular replacement of bristle strips/brushes and the emptying of the dust collection area
Spot Cleaning (Stain Removal)
To ease the process of stain removal, prompt action is required. Professional stain removal kits must be available to cleaning staff; the kits ought to include all the tools needed to tackle likely occurring spills.Cleaning staff should be familiar with stain removal techniques and chemicals, and a daily inspection for stains is essential.
The following rules should be observed when removing stains from the carpet:
Apply the shampoo or chemicals in small quantities, avoid over wetting the carpet.
Work from the edge of the stain inwards to prevent spreading the stain.
DO not rub the pile, blot with tissues or an absorbent cloth.
After treating the affected area, rinse with clean water and cover with a wad of tissues weighed down with a suitably heavy object until dry.
Avoid walking on the area until dry.
Dry absorbent powders are available which will assist on situations where cleaning personnel are unavailable.
Prevention
Installation of entrance or barrier mats. These are intended to minimize the time and effort required for routine and periodic maintenance. Entrance mats are of two kinds, HEAVY and LIGHT duty.
HEAVY duty mats are usually placed outside to remove lumps of soil, snow and the like. Commonly they are made of metal strips and/or rubber blocks.
LIGHT duty mats are placed inside entrances to remove as much as possible of the remaining soil from shoes. These are usually made up of cotton, viscose or coir, which readily collect soil. They can easily become saturated with soil and can even add to the soil brought into buildings. To prevent this they should be maintained regularly hosing, brushing, vacuuming, shaking or replacement as required. For best results they should be at least two strides long so that both shoes are cleaned.
Treat stains immediately.
Mop up fresh stains while they are still wet with a clean cloth or piece of kitchen paper
Concentrated or dried substances should be carefully loosened with a spoon or the blunt edge of a knife and then brushed or vacuumed off.
Moisten water-soluble stains with a small amount of water and remove loose dirt by vacuuming or dabbing
Many stains cannot be removed by using a solvent alone. For this purpose there are various strain removers available to the public which contain organic solvents. Only a damp white cloth should be used for the solvent.
If the nature of the stain is not known, the usual treatments as stated in 2 & 3 above should be tried first. If this is unsuccessful, the stain should be treated with carpet shampoo and then dabbed. Work from the outside of the stain and work inwards. It is advisable to allow the treated area to dry first and then apply stain removers. The carpet shampoo treatment can be repeated if necessary.

Measuring Guide For Carpet

You will need to measure your room at the widest point allowing for any bay windows and door entrances as below. Once you have the measurements you need to add 10cm on all sides to allow for cutting in during your installation.
When you have the room width you need to check that it is less than the width of the carpet you are buying to avoid any joins, for instance if your room width is 4.4m wide and the carpet you are buying is available in 4m and 5m widths then you can buy the 5m wide product. If the carpet is only available 4m wide then you will need to buy twice the length of the room and use the second piece as a filler to give you your 4.4m width or if you are fitting another room, in the same carpet, you may have enough excess to use as a filler.
When measuring a hallway, stairs and a landing you will need to take additional measurements. You should start by measuring the length and width of the hallway as you can see from the plan to the right. You should stand with your back against the wall and the length of your hallway will become your length and the measurement across your hall will become your width.
You need to measure the stairs taking into account the tread and the riser. For ease and if these are all the same you can measure the bottom riser and tread and then multiply this by the quantity of steps. When you have finished this you then need to measure the landing. Once all of your measurements have been taken you can plan how much flooring you need to buy taking into account the width of carpet you wish to purchase. If the width of your hallway or landing is greater than the width of your chosen flooring then you will need to include a join. You may be able to utilize excess carpet cut from another area.
Seams should run towards the main light sources where possible.
Seams should always be kept to a minimum and avoided where possible
Carpet should all run in the same direction
Always begin measurements in the centre of doorways rather than the bottom of walls.
You should allow extra in your purchase for patterned goods such as Wilton, Graphics etc to allow for pattern matching.
Colour is difficult to match between dye batches and different widths so we would recommend that you purchase all you require at the same time and specify all cuts come from the same dye batch

Conversions
1 yard = 0.9144 metres
1 foot = 0.3048 metres
1 inches = 0.0254 metres
1 centimetres = 0.01 metres
1 millimetres = 0.001 metres
1 square yard = 0.83612736 square metres
1 square foot = 0.09290304 square metres

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