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Saxony carpets: by colour, by price and its advantages

What is Saxony carpet?

Saxony carpet is a cut loop pile carpet. Its pile is designed to be incredibly dense, for a soft feeling underfoot. This makes it popular for bedrooms and living rooms.

Sometimes Saxony carpets are called a plush carpet, based on the luxurious style and feel. They have a velvet-like appearance, which is created by tightly twisting the carpet fibres, cutting them and then heating them so they stand up straight.

What are the best rooms for Saxony carpets?

Because of the high-quality fibres, standard Saxony carpets suit low-traffic areas such as:

  • bedrooms
  • living rooms
  • rooms used as a study/office

Saxony carpets made of polypropylene are more durable, making them suitable for:

  • bedrooms
  • dining rooms
  • hallways
  • living rooms
  • stairs

Pros of Saxony carpets

  • Luxurious feeling underfoot
  • Deep pile provides excellent insulation
  • Timeless quality
  • If looked after, can last for decades

Cons of Saxony carpets

  • Hard to tell quality of Saxony by looking at it
  • Can show footprints and tracks from a vacuum cleaner

Saxony carpets by style

Noble

Noble Deep Pile Saxony Carpet

  • Offers durability and comfort without compromising on aesthetics
  • 3 tog rating (insulation)
  • Resists heavy footfall with ease
  • 100% bleach-cleanable
  • 7-year wear warranty
  • Available in 10 colours

Price: £10.99 m2

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Noble Heather Deep Pile Saxony Carpet

  • A deluxe, deep-pile Heathered Saxony with a speckled appearance
  • Robust and comfortable
  • 3 tog rating
  • Available in 5 colours
  • 100% bleach-cleanable
  • 7-year wear warranty

Price: £10.99 m2

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Heavenly

Heavenly Touch Deep Pile Saxony Carpet

  • Classic sophisticated style
  • Deluxe, twinback deep-pile Saxony
  • Durable and hard-wearing
  • Made from eco-friendly super-soft polyester
  • 20-year Stainsafe warranty
  • Bleach-cleanable
  • 15-year wear warranty
  • Available in 12 elegant colours

Price: £29.99 m2

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Heavenly Feeling Deep Pile Saxony Carpet

  • Twinback deep-pile Saxony carpet
  • Eco-friendly polyester
  • Luxuriously soft underfoot
  • 15-year Stainsafe warranty
  • 10-year wear warranty
  • 100% bleach-cleanable

Price: £24.99 m2

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Temple

Ultimate Temple Soft Deep Pile Saxony Carpet

  • Supreme-quality, deep-pile Saxony carpet
  • Made from 100% polypropylene
  • Action-backed for extra durability
  • Feels luxurious underfoot without compromising durability or resistance
  • 100% bleach-cleanable
  • 15-year wear warranty
  • 20-year Stainsafe guarantee

Price: £21.52 m2

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Ultimate Temple Deep Pile Saxony Carpet

  • Premium-quality, deep-pile Saxony
  • Constructed using a long-lasting, robust 2-ply yarn
  • 100% polypropylene
  • Resistant to everyday wear and crushing
  • 15-year life wear guarantee
  • 100% bleach-cleanable
  • 10-year Stainsafe warranty

Price: £21.52 m2

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Temple Tones Deep Pile Saxony Carpet

  • Combines comfort, style and practicality
  • Available in a range of colours from solid to striped
  • Can fit any size of room
  • 100% bleach-cleanable
  • 10-year wear warranty
  • Suitable for use with underfloor heating

Price: £12.99 m2

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Temple Soft Deep Pile Saxony Carpet

  • Style meets practicality
  • Soft feeling underfoot
  • 100% bleach-cleanable
  • Stain-resistant
  • 10-year warranty
  • Suitable for use with underfloor heating

Price: £12.99 m2

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Temple Heathers Deep Pile Saxony Carpet

  • Packs twice the number of threads than a regular carpet, for thickness and resistance
  • Can tackle heavy foot traffic without losing comfort
  • 100% bleach-cleanable
  • Stain-resistant
  • 100% polypropylene

Price: £12.99 m2

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Zurich

Zurich Heathers Deep Pile Saxony Carpet

  • A deluxe and high-performance thick pile Saxony
  • Combats heavy footfall without compromising on luxury or style
  • Insulating qualities
  • Bleach-cleanable
  • Stain-resistant
  • 10-year wear warranty

Price: £16.73 m2

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Zurich Deep Pile Saxony Carpet

  • Effortlessly balances durability, longevity and luxury
  • Can withstand heavy domestic use and constant foot traffic
  • Cosy underfoot and will remain so long into the future
  • Bleach-cleanable
  • 10-year wear warranty

Price: £16.73 m2

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Saxony carpets by price

Cheap Saxony carpets

Vienna Deep Pile Saxony Carpet

  • Classic, timeless look
  • Supreme quality
  • One of the most affordable Saxony carpets available
  • 100% polypropylene for easy cleaning and stain resistance
  • 7-year wear warranty

Price: £9.99 m2

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Verona Deep Pile Saxony Carpet

  • Ideal for any room in the home
  • A combination of comfort and stain resistance
  • Available in four stylish designs
  • 10-year wear warranty

Price: £10.99 m2

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Cheltenham Deep Pile Saxony Carpet

  • Superior practicality and style
  • Quality material ensures a timeless and long-lasting carpet
  • 1150gsm pile weight
  • 10-year wear warranty

Price: £14.49 m2

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Mid-range Saxony carpets

Xtron Avalon Deep Pile Saxony Carpet

  • A high-performance thick-pile Saxony
  • Can handle heavy foot traffic
  • 6 tog rating for added warmth
  • Incorporates Stain Defence technology
  • 100% bleach-cleanable
  • 15-year wear warranty

Price: £24.99 m2

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Lionheart Deep Pile Saxony Carpet

  • Durable, cosy and stylish
  • Suitable for all rooms in a family home
  • Bleach-cleanable
  • Incorporates Stain Defence technology
  • Comes in 10 stylish colours

Price: £12.99 m2

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Temple Tones Deep Pile Saxony Carpet

  • Offers comfort, style and practicality
  • Balances durability with a soft feeling underfoot
  • 100% bleach-cleanable
  • Stain-resistant
  • 10-year wear warranty

Price: £12.99 m2

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High-end Saxony carpets

Zurich Deep Pile Saxony Carpet

  • Heavy-duty deep-pile carpet
  • Balances durability, longevity and quality
  • Double the number of threads of a standard carpet, for added softness
  • 100% bleach-cleanable
  • 10-year wear warranty
  • Stainsafe protection

Price: £16.73 m2

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Satino Softness Deep Pile Saxony Carpet

  • Super-soft Saxony
  • Extremely durable
  • Resistant to everyday wear
  • Available in 13 beautiful shades
  • 15-year wear warranty

Price: £39.46 m2

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Ultimate Luxury Deep Pile Saxony Carpet

  • A supreme-quality carpet
  • Sensuously soft feeling underfoot
  • Incredibly durable
  • Resistant to everyday wear and crushing
  • 27db sound insulation
  • 100% bleach-cleanable
  • 15-year Stainsafe warranty

Price: £28.99 m2

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Best Saxony carpets for pets

When choosing a pet-friendly carpet, look for three essential qualities:

  • Stain resistance—keeps your carpet protected against any pet mess
  • Durability—makes your carpet last longer, saving you money in the long run
  • Cut pile—lack of loops in the pile means there’s nothing to snag in your pet’s claws

Lambro Deep Pile Saxony Carpet

  • Proven durability, withstanding everyday wear and crushing with ease
  • 10-year wear warranty
  • 100% bleach-cleanable
  • Lifetime anti-pile reversal warranty—covers damage or wear to the appearance of the high-quality pile

Price: £21.99 m2

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Sensit Divinity Deep Pile Saxony Carpet

  • Long-lasting and durable
  • Incredibly comfortable underfoot
  • Uses Stain Defence technology
  • Bleach-cleanable
  • 15-year wear warranty

Price: £23.99 m2

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Xtron Avalon Heathers Deep Pile Saxony Carpet

  • High-performance thick-pile Saxony
  • 6 tog rating, keeping your home warm
  • Incorporates Stain Defence technology
  • 100% bleach-cleanable
  • 15-year wear warranty

Price: £24.99 m2

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Frieze/twist pile vs Saxony

 

Frieze/twist

Saxony

Durability

  • Considered durable
  • Long-lasting
  • Depends on multiple factors such as material, stain protection etc.
  • High-quality pile offers incredible durability
  • Resistant to everyday crushing and wear
  • Durability comes with no loss of softness or quality

Comfort

  • Depends on the quality of the carpet
  • Can be soft and comfortable to walk on
  • Look for higher-quality or more expensive carpets
  • Designed with comfort in mind
  • Deep-pile carpets are especially comfortable with a thick fibre
  • Often used in bedroom for a soft feeling underfoot

Style

  • Unique appearance
  • Similar to shag style
  • Known as a luxurious style of carpet
  • Wide range of colours available to suit modern and classic homes

Stain resistance

  • Short fibres mean stains tend to sit on top of the carpet
  • Must be made of a material that can offer some kind of stain resistance
  • Not recommended in a family home
  • Carpets made from polypropylene resist stains very well
  • Some carpets offer Stainsafe protection (see above)

Maintenance

  • Difficult to clean due to the long, shaggy fibres
  • Fibres can shed after long periods of time
  • Specific vacuum cleaners are recommended
  • Has a reputation as a high‑maintenance carpet but this is not true
  • Thick pile can hide crumbs and dust
  • Can be harder to remove stains—unless you purchase a carpet which is stain-resistant
  • Polypropylene is often 100% bleach‑cleanable

Saxony material: polypropylene vs wool

 

Polypropylene

Wool

Pros

  • Inexpensive
  • One of the most stain‑resistant carpets available
  • Resists fading from sunlight
  • Easy to clean
  • Water-resistant
  • Soft and pleasing to touch
  • Resistant to crushing
  • Retains colour well
  • Flame-resistant

Cons

  • Sensitive to heat and friction
  • Although stain-resistant, it is difficult to remove oil-based stains
  • Attracts moths and carpet beetle larvae
  • More expensive
  • Sensitive to stains and chemicals
  • Will require a professional clean

Best underlay for Saxony carpets

Always buy a new underlay with a new carpet. Old underlays are prone to collapse, undoing the quality of your new carpet. Our recommended underlay for Saxony carpets is:

The Airstep Diamond 12mm PU Underlay:

  • Prolongs the life of your new carpet
  • Ensures your carpet will appear thicker and feel softer for longer
  • Provides additional comfort underfoot
  • Adds an extra layer of insulation

Find out about underlay benefits in our Underlay FAQs section

How to clean Saxony carpets

Saxony carpets do not need rigorous cleaning. Vacuuming frequently will keep your carpet looking fresh and new.

If you’ve purchased a polypropylene Saxony, you’ll be able to bleach-clean any stains that occur, further extending your carpet’s life.

Be aware that vacuuming your carpet may cause marks due to the nature of your fibres. These will disappear in time.

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