The entrance to your home is a crucial part of your property. It is especially hard to decorate, so flooring needs to be considered carefully. When selecting entryway floors for your home you need to consider what type of flooring will work best to reflect the styles you utilise throughout your home.
Home entrance flooring can be a tough decision for a homeowner, and the material you choose to floor the area will be dependant upon your lifestyle and the surroundings of your home. If you live in a sandy environment, you may want to consider a hard flooring rather than carpet to make it easier to keep clean.
Here are some options for entrance way flooring, including luxurious laminate and vinyl options:
Durability is a major concern for entranceways, as they’re very high traffic areas of your home, With so much foot traffic in this area, your choice of flooring will need to withstand the heavy use.
Select a timeless style
When choosing a durable floor, it is also important to make sure that its a timeless style. The last thing you want is a floor that will last 10 or more years, but looks out of date with the changing trends.
Get Professional Help
Understanding what floor to choose to match your lifestyle and home aesthetic can be a difficult one. Contact your nearest Carpet One flooring store to make the process easy. Our friendly consultants can also help you understand the warranties of our flooring so you have piece of mind knowing your investment will last a long time.
If you have any questions regarding choosing flooring for your home entrances, our experts are happy to offer advice. Please call 02 4952 1466 for an obligation free chat.
Giving the idea more importance than just about anywhere else across the planet, it’s fair to say that many Australians now appreciate that making sustainable product choices offers a feel-good factor, both personally and for our precious environment.
This is of key importance inside the home, and the Newcastle Carpet One team have always appreciated such concerns, which is why we offer some magnificent sustainable flooring choices. Here we’re going to highlight just a few of the many superb options we can offer you.
Introducing the Just Shorn wool collection
This collection contains around two hundred completely sustainable wool flooring choices, ranging (just alphabetically!) from Camden Station to Wainui – the expression ‘spoilt for choice’ doesn’t even begin to cover it.
This wool comes from animals who spend their lives in the New Zealand countryside. Let’s face it, the only thing New Zealanders know more about than raising superb sheep is rugby – and we won’t mention that again! Natural wool carpets have some great features, including hypoallergenic characteristics, being able to help claw harmful pollutants out of our air, and adding genuine warmth beneath our feet – just think how wool insulates sheep in cold climates.
Thanks to the natural oil lanolin, wool is also much more water-resistant than many people expect it to be. When you also add its durability, keeping carpets in shape through many years of hard wear, its an obvious choice for so many for our floor coverings. The Newcastle Carpet One collection covers a huge choice of shades, plush patterns and looped possibilities.
Marlborough Sounds – as wonderful as the location
Marlborough is home to an astonishing collection of completely sea-drowned valleys, islands and peninsulas, covering more than four thousand square kilometres, set right at the north end of New Zealand’s South Island.
The carpet bearing the same name is also hugely impressive in its finish and style, enjoying all the terrific wool properties already mentioned in the previous section. With both colourfast and wear warranties for an amazing fifteen years, you might choose Marlborough Sounds in restrained ash or warm camel – but many other options are also available, including, not surprisingly from New Zealand, Silver Fern.
Unbeatable bamboo flooring
Many Newcastle Carpet One customers love the idea of wood flooring, which is why so many give great consideration to natural bamboo flooring.
They appreciate the fact that the wood is carefully regrown in five to six year cycles in dedicated plantations – both the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) and Green Environmental Choice Australia (GECA) have awarded this ARC bamboo their independent environmental certification. The finished wood itself features beautiful long and wide boards, and it’s very strong and durable, highlighted by its 25 year residential warranty.
The comfort of cork
With the same warranty length as bamboo flooring, this choice is sourced from the bark of the cork oak tree. Amazingly, stripping this bark simply allows the tree to refresh itself and grow more. The bark is stripped once in every decade or so; some of the amazing trees themselves are known to be centuries old. This is surely a perfect example of the word sustainable!
People who have chosen ambient and anti-bacterially treated cork flooring already know it to be a comfortable, hypoallergenic, low-emission and noise-reducing option. It’s also very easy to clean and is a superb natural floor covering that offers many colour choices, including slate.
What will you choose?
The above is simply an introduction to the wealth of stylish and market-leading floor coverings available here at locally-owned and run Newcastle Carpet One. Each store is a key part of an amazing co-operative group, with more than 1,700 stores spread across the globe. If you have any questions about sustainable flooring, our experts are happy to offer advice. Please call 02 4952 1466 for an obligation free chat.
There are a lot of benefits that come with timber flooring, but many homeowners shy away from this versatile material. Some might fear it will be too expensive, or that the installation of engineered timber floors will be complicated for someone without any expertise. However, installing perfectly crafted timber flooring in your home doesn’t have to be a complicated or costly ordeal.
Engineered timber flooring will add a layer of charm and character to your home that just won’t be achieved with carpeted or laminate floor. There’s a sense of classic beauty that fitted engineered timber boards will add to any home, causing your house’s value to go up significantly.
Some might argue that to get a traditional look in the home, it’s necessary to use solid wood. However, the advantages of choosing an engineered wooden floor far outweigh the negatives. Engineered wood differs to solid wood because the man-made organisation of layers creates far more stability in environments with frequent changes in moisture or temperature. With engineered timber flooring there is also far less risk of movement, and there’s no danger of the entire floor being ruined due to a small amount of damage.
At Newcastle Carpet One, we have a great range of engineered timber flooring. Our choices range from a warm brushed spotted gum timber, all the way through to a cool and sophisticated old grey oak wood. We’ve got something to suit every interior, and all of our versatile engineered wood choices are of an extremely high quality.
We only buy from suppliers who choose the best raw materials to create their engineered timber. Our confidence in the timber planks we supply is reflected by our 25-year residential wear warranty and our lifetime structural warranty. We stock the whole Voyager range from Quick-Step, a company with years of expertise when it comes to creating perfectly engineered wooden planks, and products from Godfrey Hirst and Proline Flooring.
Carpet One, your floor and home specialists. Family friendly floors installed from $34 per square metre. Great value, hard-wearing floors full installed from $49 per square metre. Live beautifully for less! See our specialists in-store or visit carpetone.com.au
Laminate, timber and vinyl flooring can be a terrific new look for your home. View our complete range on our website.
For a durable, quiet underfoot and well insulated
floor covering, you can’t go past carpet. But buying carpet is not as simple as
walking in, choosing one and then walking back out. It’s generally not a cheap
item to buy and install, but armed with the information below we believe you
can avoid making an expensive mistake and end up with a carpet you’ll love.
Size of the
area, budget and traffic of the space will factor into which fabric you choose,
but we believe that also knowing the pros and cons of each fabric matter too. Wool carpet is the it’s warm, durable and naturally stain-resistant. Nylon is a
hard-working, cheaper alternative that resists cleaning and sunlight staining
and is ideal for children and pets and if you find a well made one, it can look
luxurious. Polypropylene / polyester is synthetic and cheap and it looks it,
but it’s good for playrooms that are likely to end up covered in stains and
mess anyways or investment properties. Wool/Nylon blends are a slightly more
budget-friendly option that are durable and high quality.
Pick your colours wisely
Show rooms like Newcastle Carpet One have a wide range of colour options to choose
from and while your aesthetic should definitely be taken into account, there’s
other factors to consider. Lighter colours make small rooms look larger, but
show stains more easily, while dark colours hide stains but show lint. Speckled
carpets hide stains and lint but people often complain that they always look
dirty. We highly recommend visiting a showroom and trampling across carpet
samples a few times, as online colours aren’t always true to life and won’t show
you what lint or stains will look like on your chosen colour.
Newcastle Carpet One is an exclusive stockists of the acclaimed Bremworth Collection in Newcastle. The range of high quality wool carpets brings an extra element of luxury to our already extensive range of products for those that want to spoil themselves.
So why should you choose wool carpet? Here’s 12 reasons from Cavalier Bremworth on why wool is a great choice for carpeting your home or business.
WOOL IS A 100% SUSTAINABLE, RECYCLABLE AND BIODEGRADABLE FIBRE o This product uses 100% pure New Zealand Wool fibre. From the farm gate to the floor we control the process, ensuring the highest quality wool every step of the way.
ACCS ENVIRONMENTAL ACCREDITATION (ECS) o We’ve achieved the highest environmental grading – ECS Level 4, contributing valuable points towards both materials and indoor air quality under the Green Star office rating system.
ACCS RESIDENTIAL PERFORMANCE RATING o This product has achieved an ACCS Residential Extra Heavy Duty plus Stairs 6* rating making it the perfect choice if quality and performance are important
BEAUTIFULLY SOFT UNDERFOOT o Warm and comforting, soft and luxurious – wool carpet provides an unmatched sensory experience.
FIRE RESISTANT o Wool is the safest carpet fibre because it’s the most difficult to ignite, it burns slowly and is easy to extinguish.
IT BREATHES o Wool naturally absorbs and releases moisture from the atmosphere, helping regulate humidity to create a more comfortable living environment.
NATURALLY ANTI-STATIC o Wool naturally repels static charge.
NATURALLY BEAUTIFUL o We use only the finest grades of New Zealand wool to bring you the purest shades of colour. Wool’s unique spiral crimp provides natural bounce-back properties, which means your carpet will retain its looks for longer.
NATURALLY NON-ALLERGENIC o Wool carpets are non-allergenic and they filter the unwanted toxins and odours that can cause irritation. Wool carpet binds allergy-causing substances tightly, preventing them from entering the breathing zone.
NATURALLY STAIN RESISTANT o Wool has a very thin, waxy coating bonded to the surface, which naturally repels water – giving you time to wipe spills up before they become a stain.
PROUDLY GROWN IN NEW ZEALAND o We only buy wool from New Zealand farmers. We then scour, dye and spin the yarn in our Napier and Whanganui plants before it’s tufted into carpet in Papatoetoe, Auckland.
VERY DURABLE o 15 year abrasive wear warranty* This carpet is made to last – we warrant that the surface pile of your carpet will not lose more than 10% of its fibre due to abrasive wear within 15 years.