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Ryalux Carpets

The Flooring Group sells Ryalux Carpets to our customers. Below, Ryalux Carpets further detail their brand;

Ryasilk

RYASILK, a luxurious deep pile velvet saxony, whose palette is inspired by the classic elegance of the finest silks on display at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, has been infused with 12 new contemporary colours, to create a 21 colour collection, which is simply stunning.

Made from the finest 2 ply yarn, RYASILK is 100% Pure New Zealand wool.

RYASILK also now featuresRYAGUARD® premium stain protection, to protect against spillages and soiling. It also now benefits from RYAPROTECT®premium mothproofing treatment, which protects against moths and other wool-eating insects. RYASILK is available in 4 metre and 5 metre widths for ease of fitting.

Why Ryalux?

Ryalux is the UK’s leading manufacturer in carpet innovation and our carpets are among the finest around today. We have enjoyed a reputation for excellence for decades, and as well as our carpets’ superb quality, MANY COLLECTIONS ARE AVAILABLE UP TO 7M WIDE, enabling you to achieve a beautifully smooth, seamless finish.

Ryalux’s ranges offer an unrivalled selection of colours and we pride ourselves on our next day sample service. Our Ultimate Living Collection allows you to take advantage of our unique colour match service, dyeing carpet to match the exact tones of your furniture or curtains – even a favourite shoe! – to create luxurious, co-ordinating truly individual looks for all interior styles of rooms.

At Ryalux we believe that you should have the option and choice of owning your perfect carpet, even if that means you have to choose the colour yourself! We would like to thank you for taking the time to visit Ryalux carpets and hope that this visit has brought you a step closer to finding your perfect carpet.

Our history

Ryalux carpets was founded in 1970 by William Lomas, after he produced his first bespoke carpet from his latest investment of a single pass tufting machine. This unconventional method of small batch carpet production allowed William to uniquely offer his customers a high quality carpet in any colour and any size, a proposition which is still at the heart of Ryalux today.

Growing substantially from a single pass tufting machine, Ryalux now has four sites dedicated to carpet production in Lancashire and Yorkshire, as well as a dedicated retail design suite. This ensures a continued commitment to carpet design, innovation and manufacture.

Our quality

We at Ryalux carpets are proud of our quality heritage and will only make carpets which achieve preset benchmarks.

In the pursuit of high quality carpets we aim to do a number of actions and processes to ensure our carpets do score highly and will delight for years to come. As a result we use only the finest yarns in our carpets such as New Zealand Wool. This wool is a finer more expensive fibre, creating greater clarity of colour.

On a similar vein we hand inspect every carpet made here at our factories in Lancashire and Yorkshire ensuring that our carpets are of the highest quality.

This pursuit of quality at all stages of the carpet making process means when we say our carpets are of the highest quality you can be sure they will meet your expectations.

Ryalux is also a founder member of the Carpet Foundation – an Industry organisation dedicated to promoting British made quality carpets to the consumer.

The Carpet Foundation have a quality scheme which ensures that the products endorsed have been tested to and achieved the grading scheme.

All Ryalux products are endorsed by the Carpet Foundation grading scheme ensuring you can choose a Ryalux carpet with confidence.

Advantages of New Zealand wool

All Ryalux ranges are made using New Zealand wool, which is recognised as the world’s purest and whitest wool. Combining New Zealand wools many advantages, with our years of carpet making tradition ensures we produce only the finest of carpets.

Clarity of Colour – New Zealand wools purity and whiteness ensures we can achieve lighter, more delicate shades. Indeed all our colours are vibrant and clean because New Zealand wool does not contain black fibre as found in other wools.

Luxurious Comfort – there is nothing quite like the feeling of a New Zealand wool carpet underfoot. Soft and comforting, it makes any room feel more comfortable and welcoming. New Zealand wool carpets are also natural temperature regulators, helping keep you warm in the winter, and cooler in the summer.

Easy Care – New Zealand wool has natural “easy care” properties, which means that dust and dirt are held within its pile until they are removed, simply by vacuuming.

Resilience & Hardwearing – New Zealand wool is naturally tough because it has developed over thousands of years to protect Sheep from the harshest of conditions. Its natural resilience means it “bounces back”, reducing flattening and keeping its good looks for longer.

Naturally Safe & Healthy – New Zealand wool carpet is allergy friendly and asthma safe. Unlike hard flooring and synthetic carpet, it traps allergens in its pile, protecting you from breathing them in, which are then removed simply by vacuuming. New Zealand wools are a sustainable natural resource, therefore renewable, biodegradable and recyclable.

For more information on the advantages of New Zealand wool, visit WWW.WOOLBENEFITS.COM

  • The ULTIMATE COLLECTION by RYALUX, is a selection of beautiful, handcrafted carpets, made in the UK, using the finest 2 ply New Zealand wool, the worlds purest and whitest wool.
  • All ULTIMATE COLLECTION qualities are available in either their own exclusively designed standard colour palettes, or you can match to your own ideal colour using our special dye colour matching service.
  • All ULTIMATE COLLECTION qualities are also available in any width to 7 metres. Simply order the exact length and width you require, to create a beautifully smooth, seamless finish, without the need for an unsightly join, and avoiding costly waste.

Ryalux Colour Matching Service

We understand how important it is to be able to co-ordinate the colour of your carpet with your interior furnishings and finishes. Therefore if you cannot find your ideal colour in our standard colour palette, you can use our free Ryalux colour matching service, which is available:

Ryalux Ranges

Any width to 9 metres

No Waste

All qualities in our Ultimate Collection are available any width to 9 metres. Whether you require 30cm, or 9 metres, or any size in between, we make your carpet to the exact width you require. Unlike most carpets, where they are supplied in either 4m or 5m fixed widths, choosing one of our Ultimate Collection qualities means you only pay for what you need and you have no costly waste.

Large rooms without a join

As all Ultimate Collection qualities are available in any width to 9 metres, you can achieve a beautifully smooth, seamless finish, even in the largest of rooms, without an unsightly join.

Carpet Care

There is nothing like the look and feel of a newly laid carpet, especially when it is the finishing touch to a recently decorated room.

Regularly vacuuming your carpet to remove abrasive particles which can damage the pile, as well as every day dirt, will help prolong this look for many years.

At Ryalux we recommend that you vacuum your carpet every day using an upright suction rotary vacuum cleaner for most carpet types. For loop pile carpets, as well as very long pile carpets such as shag plies, we would recommend that you use a cylinder vacuum cleaner to prevent fuzzing of the pile.

Outside dirt

Most of the dirt which a carpet is subjected to is walked in from the outside and it is important to control this with mats to form a barrier. This barrier should ideally cover 9 to 12 steps to ensure that lose dirt particles have been walked off the footwear.

Stain protection

Many Ryalux ranges feature RYAGUARD® premium stain protection. This is applied during the manufacturing process and forms an invisible protective shield over the carpet and helps to protect against everyday soiling and spillages.

Fading

All carpets are subjected to fading if exposed to high light intensities. At Ryalux we use the very best in dye materials which have been especially selected and tested to ensure that the problem is minimised. Where constant light cannot be avoided the use of sun blinds or curtains is recommended.

Indentations

The feet of furniture will create indentations on any carpet. Wherever possible, move the position of furniture periodically to reduce indentation damage. We recommend that caster mats are used under furniture where appropriate.

Loop and deep pile carpet

Loop and deep pile carpets can be used on stairs, however due to the inevitable wear forces on the edge of stair nosings, loop and deep pile carpets can, in some cases, be prone to early signs of pilling/fazing around the pile. This however will not affect the wear life of the carpet.

Premium Mothproof Protection

RYAPROTECT® is a premium mothproof protection, which protects your carpet against moths and other wool eating insects.

RYAPROTECT®, which is exclusive to Ryalux, is applied to your carpet during the manufacturing process to create a permanent bond to protect your carpet against moths and other wool eating insects.

RYAPROTECT® works by using the same techniques as Mother Nature uses to protect herself from insects. Flowers such as chrysanthemums contain a natural insect repellent, which we have synthesized to createRYAPROTECT®. The ingredients used in RYAPROTECT® are completely safe to humans and animals, and are the same ingredients that are used world wide to protect crops such as fruit and vegetables.

RYAPROTECT® works by making the wool in your carpet indigestible by moths and wool eating insects causing them to starve.

RYAPROTECT® is environmentally-friendly, and its ingredients are endorsed for use by the World Health Organization.

RYAPROTECT® PROMISE WARRANTY

In the unlikely event that your carpet is damaged by moths, once your claim is validated, we will either repair or replace your carpet.

Simply notify the company you purchased your carpet from, who will in turn contact us with their proof of purchase to register your claim. We will then arrange, at your convenience, to inspect the carpet to validate your claim, and determine whether the carpet can be repaired, or replaced. If the carpet can be repaired, our trained experts will do so. If we are unable to repair your carpet, we will replace your carpet. In return, all we ask in order to ensure your warranty remains valid, that you correctly maintain your carpet, by regularly vacuuming (at least twice per week), and you have your carpet professionally cleaned (NCCA registered) at least every 18 months.

For a copy of the full terms and conditions please contact your Ryalux retailer or email us at info@ryalux.co.uk. A full RYAPROTECT® datasheet is also available upon request.

Carpet Care

There is nothing like the look and feel of a newly laid carpet, especially when it is the finishing touch to a recently decorated room.

Regularly vacuuming your carpet to remove abrasive particles which can damage the pile, as well as every day dirt, will help prolong this look for many years.

At Ryalux we recommend that you vacuum your carpet every day using an upright suction rotary vacuum cleaner for most carpet types. For loop pile carpets, as well as very long pile carpets such as shag plies, we would recommend that you use a cylinder vacuum cleaner to prevent fuzzing of the pile.

Outside dirt

Most of the dirt which a carpet is subjected to is walked in from the outside and it is important to control this with mats to form a barrier. This barrier should ideally cover 9 to 12 steps to ensure that lose dirt particles have been walked off the footwear.

Stain protection

Many Ryalux ranges feature RYAGUARD® premium stain protection. This is applied during the manufacturing process and forms an invisible protective shield over the carpet and helps to protect against everyday soiling and spillages.

Fading

All carpets are subjected to fading if exposed to high light intensities. At Ryalux we use the very best in dye materials which have been especially selected and tested to ensure that the problem is minimised. Where constant light cannot be avoided the use of sun blinds or curtains is recommended.

Indentations

The feet of furniture will create indentations on any carpet. Wherever possible, move the position of furniture periodically to reduce indentation damage. We recommend that caster mats are used under furniture where appropriate.

Loop and deep pile carpet

Loop and deep pile carpets can be used on stairs, however due to the inevitable wear forces on the edge of stair nosings, loop and deep pile carpets can, in some cases, be prone to early signs of pilling/fazing around the pile. This however will not affect the wear life of the carpet.

RYAGUARD® is a premium stain protection treatment, which protects your carpet against everday soiling and spillages.
RYAGUARD®, which is exclusive to Ryalux, is applied to your carpet during the manufacturing to create an invisible protective shield over your carpet.
RYAGUARD® continues to protect your carpet, even after you have had your carpet professionally cleaned, and should provide protection for 5 years, subject to normal/reasonable use.
RYAGUARD® works by protecting your carpet from most water and oil based spillages by repelling the liquid for longer, allowing you time to remove the spillage.
RYAGUARD® is completely safe to humans and animals, and the environment.
There are some stains that even RYAGUARD® cannot protect against, so it is important you act quickly. For help in how to best tackle spillages and stains, please read our STAIN REMOVAL advice.

Stain Removal Guide

Tackling spillages

No matter how hard we try to look after our carpet, accidents happen. Spilling something on a carpet may not necessary ruin its appearance, especially if the following steps are followed

  • Act immediately.
  • Do not rub or scrub at the carpet.
  • For liquid spillages blot or dab up liquid using a clean absorbent cloth before taking further action.
  • For solids scoop as much up as you can with a spoon or palette knife before taking further action.
  • Always work from the outside to the centre of the affected area to avoid spreading the spillage further.
  • Using an appropriate cleaning detergent for the offending substance, gently blot the area until the stain has disappeared.
  • Do not walk on the affected area until completely dry. Once dry vacuum immediately.

Should the above stain not disappear by the above steps then don’t panic, a professional carpet cleaner may still be able to help. A list of cleaners in your area approved by the National Carpet Cleaners Association may be obtained by visiting their website: WWW.NCCA.ORG.UK.

Carpet Glossary

Axminster

A type of woven carpet and also a brand name, Axminster carpets are generally, although not exclusively made from wool rich blends and are usually patterned rather than plain. Their popularity has diminished as cheaper tufted carpet quality has improved.

Berber

Berbers are a distinctive, attractive and versatile variety of carpet that adapts well to any room decor. They can be loop or cut pile carpets and typically have a rugged, heathered colour appearance. Generally made from a wool blend, although cheaper manmade fibre versions can be found.

Blends

Refers to the blend of the yarns used in the face pile of the carpet; eg 50% wool / 50% polypropylene. Different blends have different characteristics and different uses.

Borders

Borders of contrasting colour or design can be seamed into a carpet to create an interesting visual effect. Most often used in long corridors and on staircases this style can add a great deal to interior decoration, although consider the additional costs of seaming carefully!

Carpet Foundation

The UK’s trade organisation which exists to promote carpets and their benefits to the consumer. The Carpet Foundation tests all members carpets to ensure they are of the required quality standard.

Fitting

There are different ways to install a carpet which depend on the location and type of carpet. The best advice you can get will be from your retailer who will almost certainly employ professional fitters who have undergone full training. Poorly fitted carpet can lead to premature wear.

Flattening

The process during which, after a period of use, the pile fibre becomes flattened. Usually caused in two ways – static pressure caused by heavy furniture over a long period of time or in heavy traffic areas. This is unavoidable but can be minimised by choosing a dense carpet where the fibres are packed in and so support each other. Using a high quality underlay will pay dividends as this will itself absorb some of the pressure and help the carpet fibres recover more quickly.

Foamback or Feltback

Where the carpet has a “built-in” layer of foam or felt which acts as an underlay. Usually found on cheaper qualities. Generally the carpet appearance will deteriorate more quickly as the built-in underlay is not as effective as a good quality normal underlay.

Gauge

This is a measurement of the number of stitches per inch or per centimetre across the carpet width. The more stitches present, the more dense the carpet is likely to be and this will have benefits in how well the carpet will last and perform.

Gripper

A wooden strip with upstanding sharp nails used to fit most tufted carpets in the home. The gripper is pinned or stuck to the perimeter of the room and the carpet stretched from wall to wall.

Guarantees

A big subject but do read what the manufacturer or retailer is offering. It’s good to know a manufacturer will guarantee his product – it means he trusts the quality!

Heather

An effect created by blending two or different coloured yarns together to create a patterned effect. Can be useful in hiding dirt or camouflaging wear and tear.

Jute backing

All tufted carpets have a secondary backing which is adhered to the back of the pile fibres to give additional stability and a firm backing to fit the carpet with.

Loop pile

Where the pile of a tufted carpet is left uncut to form a loop. Loop pile carpets are popular because they offer textural appearance. They tend to feel harder under foot and in some cases are not recommended for use on stairs.

Naturals

This generic term refers to any carpet with a “natural” colour i.e. beiges and pale shades.

Natural fibres

Carpet fibres produced from natural sources. Wool is the main carpet fibre used in the UK.

Nylon

The generic term is polyamide. Nylon can be used on its own or blended with wool fibres adding to the carpets durability.

Pile

The term used to describe the face yarn which is visible when the carpet is laid on the floor.

Pile weight

The weight of yarn per square metre of carpet.

Pile height

The term used to describe the length of the pile standing above the backing.

Pile reversal

This term is used to describe a phenomenon which is caused, so many believe, by natural and man made electrical energies which cause the pile of the carpet in certain areas to change direction. Often looks like a watermark. This phenomenon is not a manufacturing fault.

Polyamide

See nylon

Polypropylene

Generally used in low priced carpets this man made fibre represents good value for money and is inherently stain resistant. Not as durable as other fibres.

Polyester

Polyester is a man made fibre typically used for deep pile saxonies where luxury is looked for at a modest price. Not as durable as wool or nylon.

Pom

A tight bundle of carpet fibres usually used to show a colour before the carpet has been made.

Quality

The word can sometimes refer to different versions of a particular carpet e.g. a light wear or a heavy wear quality often linked to the pile weight of that carpet.

Saxony

A style of carpet usually of longer pile height than the usual twist. Ideal for any area where softness and luxury underfoot is required.

Seams

The term used to describe the joining of two carpet widths (or lengths) together to fit very large rooms. Modern seaming methods are strong and dependable.

Shags

A style of carpet usually of longer pile height than the saxony. Popular in the 1960’s this style has recently come back into fashion. The longer pile shags need to be combed and specific guidance should be obtained for their care and maintenance.

Shedding

This term describes how some carpets will naturally shed some fibres in the early stages of life. This is quite normal and you should not be unduly concerned.

Stain protection

A carpet treatment applied during manufacturing which helps protect the surface fibres from soiling and spillages.

Stitch rate

Along with “gauge” this is used to calculate the density of a carpet and is not normally quoted in the retail shop. Ask your retailer to explain this term and how it affects your chosen carpet.

Subfloor

A term used to describe the floor directly beneath any carpet or final floorcovering.

Textures

A term used to describe any floorcovering with a textured finish creating an interesting visual effect on the floor.

Tufting

The method of manufacture developed in the 1960s. More efficient and cheaper than woven carpets most modern carpets are made this way.

Twist Pile

The most popular style of carpet in the UK today usually denoted by its relatively short pile length – can be very durable in the right construction.

Underlay

The pad made from a variety of materials but usually rubber or felt, which helps cushion the carpet against wear. A good underlay will help prolong the life of your carpet.

Velvet Pile

Describes the appearance of a carpet. Velvet carpets are generally for luxury use and are not for every room or every lifestyle.

Weight

Often used to compare the merits of different qualities, the pile weight of a carpet is usually measured in grams per square metre. Ensure you are comparing figures of the same type if using this as a comparison.

Woven

Axminster or wilton carpets are woven types. Typically patterned and multi-coloured they are usually hard wearing but more expensive than equivalent good quality tufted carpets.

80/20

The most popular yarn construction used today. The 80% is usually wool and the 20% usually a synthetic yarn added to either improve the characteristics of the wool or to bulk it out.

Purchasing your Ryalux Carpet

The Ryalux ranges

We display our beautiful carpet styles and vast colours in all good carpet retailers.

Samples

Once you have seen your perfect carpet on the website and in store, you will want to take a sample home to match against your walls, curtains and furniture. Your local retailer will be happy to order these for you or order them online today.

Why Underlay?

Underlay will give your carpet a springy feel and also prolong the wear of your carpet. Ryalux recommend that you use new underlay when fitting a new carpet which should be of a high quality.

Getting your carpet fitted

Your Ryalux stockist will be able to advise on the carpet size which you require and fitting of your new carpet, which we recommend is done by a professional carpet fitter in accordance with BS (British standards) guidelines.

The Carpet Foundation

We are a founding member of The Carpet Foundation, which is an independent organisation that provide expert and impartial advice, both to help you choose the right carpet for you, as well as recommending quality retailers in your area.

All Carpet Foundation accredited carpet retailers are required to meet the rigorous standards of service set out in the Carpet Foundation Consumer Code of Practice which is approved and monitored by the Trading Standards Institute.