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Office carpet buyer's guide

Things to consider when purchasing office carpets:

Foot traffic and durability

A busy office of dozens of employees will see a high level of foot traffic. Low-quality carpets will be destroyed in a short space of time under such heavy footfall.

The more you invest early on, the longer the carpet will last. Ensure that the carpet you purchase is of high quality and durable.

You may also wish to look for a carpet with stain resistance for that added layer of protection.

Top durable carpet

Aragon Berber Loop Carpet

  • Hardwearing
  • Extremely durable
  • Stain resistant
  • Can be bleach-cleaned
  • Available in 4 stylish colours

Price: £5.49 m2

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Budget

Most carpet stores sell their carpets by the square metre (m2). Therefore the easiest way to figure out an approximate cost is to measure your office in m2 too.

We always recommend using our completely free measure & estimate service. Our estimators are trained to take precise measurements, which they use to plan out exactly how much carpet is needed.

The more you pay initially, the better-quality carpet you’ll receive. A higher-quality carpet will almost definitely save you money in the long term. Be sure to keep an eye on carpet materials, which we will discuss later. Higher-quality materials are generally more expensive. 

High-quality carpets don’t have to break the bank, so shop around to find the best deals.

Best budget carpet

Perth Berber Loop Carpet

  • Classic look
  • Affordable price
  • Hardwearing
  • Resistant to everyday wear and crushing
  • Stain-resistant
  • 5-year warranty on wear

Price: £4.49 m2

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Room size and shape

The more complex your office layout the more expensive carpet-fitting will be. This is because the carpet fitters need to cut your carpet to size. If the room has awkward corners etc. it will increase the cost.

One alternative would be to purchase carpet squares. These slot together to make a carpet. The benefit of carpet squares is that they are easy to replace—if a particular square is damaged or looks dirty you can replace it without removing the whole carpet.

You can find carpet squares at United Carpets & Beds stores.

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If you’re looking for a regular carpet for your office, United Carpets & Beds offers free fitting! Click here to find out more

Material

As mentioned, a durable carpet is the best choice for an office.

There are several materials that offer the durability you need:

These offer a mixture of stain resistance and protection against wear and tear.

For more information, have a look at our guide: How to choose your carpet material

Best polypropylene carpets

Galaxy Berber Loop Carpet

  • Stain-resistant
  • Great for heavy foot traffic
  • 100% polypropylene
  • Bleach-cleanable
  • Available in 4 natural colours

Price: £5.97 m2

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Best polyester carpets

Everlasting Deep Pile Saxony Carpet

  • Ideal for heavy use
  • Designed to withstand high levels of foot traffic
  • Stain-resistant
  • Bleach-cleanable
  • Robust yet soft
  • Available in 6 colours

Price: £19.99 m2

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Best wool carpets

Rustic Wool Berber Loop Carpet

  • Natural resilience
  • Bounces back under constant use
  • Plush appearance and comfortable feel
  • Long-lasting
  • Non-allergenic
  • Environmentally friendly
  • 7-year warranty

Price: £14.99 m2

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Colour

Choosing a colour will involve a mixture of taste, affordability and ability to match the office décor. Generally, offices utilise muted tones with greys and whites. If you’re looking to add some quirkiness to your office, you might want to choose a brighter colour than the usual mix.

For more information, have a look at our guide: Carpet colours

Muted colour carpet

Odyssey Tip Shear Carpet

  • High-quality textured loop pile
  • 100% polyamide
  • Durable and resistant to wear and tear
  • Resistant to crushing under heavy footfall
  • Easy to maintain
  • Stain-resistant
  • 5-year warranty on wear

Price: £7.99 m2

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Bright colour carpet

Gala Berber Loop Carpet

  • Ideal for high-traffic areas
  • Resilient to wear
  • Bleach-cleanable
  • 100% polypropylene

Price: £12.55 m2

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Cleaning

An office can be in use for anywhere between eight and fifteen hours, and the carpet will be withstanding a lot of footfall, potential stains and mess during this time. To save money, you’ll need a carpet that you can clean easily.

Bleach-cleanable carpets are the easiest to maintain as you don’t need heavy-duty equipment to clean them.

To find out the best way to clean your carpet, have a look at our guide: Cleaning and maintaining your carpet

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