My Carpet arrived yesterday!
We've carpeted both the bedrooms, and chose the Gaia Wool Collection,
exclusive to Carpet Court.
I've never bought carpet before and if you haven't either, you will find there is
a LOT of it in store, and it's kinda overwhelming if you don't know your loop
from your plush from your twist.
I started by looking ( a LOT ) at the Carpet Court website.
Things I knew:
- I like natural products whenever possible
- I have kids, and cats
- I love a loop pile
- I have cats. With claws. So no loop pile.
- I didn't want a carpet that left vacuum cleaner lines
- that's about it
So .. pretty easy.
A cut pile, in wool. I think ??!?
Doing your homework first online really helps in store I think.
I suggest compiling a shortlist of carpets & colours you think you'll like, then pop in.
I found once in store, it was then easy to then whittle that list right on down when talking
with a consultant about care ( it was in-store I learned that PLUSH carpet was the stuff
that left the vacuum cleaner lines, so an automatic line went through I a whole heap of
products I was going to look at )
They also knew how to work those rolls and samples quickly, as I had kids in tow ..
Too brown, too blue, that's nice, wrong blend, too mottled, ooh, yum, what about that,
no that, and the other one? Hmm, yep, nope, the first one, ok, yes, done.
I also had to force myself not to look at the loop designs.
Those cats are lucky I like them a lot, I swear.
And this is what I ended up with:
GAIA Wool Carpet, from The Rivers Collection, and I bought "Swan" - as in the Swan River.
I'm a sucker for a good name, or one that resonates. All the GAIA collections are
locally named, and I admit I was hoping for a Melbourne experience
( we laughed that there was no "Yarra" to chose from in the Rivers Collection ..
the poor old Yarra .. it gets such a bad colour rap ... )
But we could have bought Sorrento, darling ( Coast Collection ), and I was looking at
Southbank form the ParkLife Collection for a while too .. that combines Melbourne
( and Blur ).. or any number of Numbats and Eucalypts. A bit of Australiana, darl!
Pretty, isn't it?
Next job is to get my bed in there and out of my front room.
Might go do that now.