Saxony carpets: by colour, by price and its advantages

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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

You can find out more about polypropylene carpets, including benefits and comparisons by visiting our polypropylene guide

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 Deep Pile Saxony Carpet

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


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Noble Carpet Heron Plume 4m

Noble Heather Deep Pile Saxony Carpet

  • A deluxe, deep-pile Heathered Saxony with a speckled appearance
  • Robust and comfortable
  • Available in 8 colours
  • 100% bleach-cleanable
  • 7-year wear warranty


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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
  • 10-year wear warranty


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Temple Tones 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
  • 100% bleach-cleanable
  • 10-year warranty


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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


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Saxony carpets by price

Cheap Saxony carpets

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


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Verona Deep Pile Saxony Carpet

Mid-range Saxony carpets

Winchester Saxony

  • A high-performance thick-pile Saxony
  • Stain defense technology
  • Avialable in 10 colours
  • Incorporates Stain Defence technology
  • Bleach-cleanable
  • 10-year wear warranty


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Winchester Saxony

High-end Saxony carpets

Satino Softness Deep Pile Saxony Carpet

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


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Satino Softness Deep Pile Saxony Carpet

Crest Deep Pile Saxony Carpet

  • A supreme-quality carpet
  • Sensuously soft feeling underfoot
  • Incredibly durable
  • Resistant to everyday wear and crushing
  • 100% polyamide yarn
  • 100% bleach-cleanable
  • 20-year warranty


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Crest Deep Pile Saxony Carpet

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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 pile—lack of loops in the pile means there’s nothing to snag in your pet’s claws

You can find out the best ways to pet-proof your carpet by visiting ourpet proof carpet guide

Frieze/twist pile vs Saxony





  • 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


  • 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


  • 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)


  • 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





  • 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


  • 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.

For more advice on tips for cleaning your carpet, you can visit our guide: Cleaning your carpet—vacuuming, deep cleaning, professional carpet cleaning and tips for removing stains

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