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Bronte Carpets

The Flooring Group has had a partnership with Bronte Carpets for many years.

Below Bronte Carpets explain their benefits to customers;

We produce carpets in our Lancashire mill and supply to retailers throughout the UK and Europe for domestic properties and commercial installations. We do not make stock carpet but produce each order individually as no two orders are ever the same, this could mean producing a single piece of carpet of only one or two square metres or carpets for an entire mansion in multiple widths and colours with inlaid borders incorporated.
Any width
We produce carpet in any width you require from a few centimetres wide all the way up to a massive 12 metres wide and everything in between, all without any seams.
Any colour
If you cannot find a suitable colour from our extensive standard colour range you can have the yarn for your carpet dyed to any colour you like using our special dye service giving you the option to have a completely bespoke carpet, all we need is a sample to match to.
Made to plan
Having a carpet made to plan is another feature of our bespoke service. If you have an area which is not square like an L shaped landing for example, we can make your carpet to fit the shape you require. This not only reduces costly waste but also makes the carpet easier to handle and manoeuvre into position when it comes to fitting therefore reducing the risk of damage to newly decorated walls.

Our carpets are not produced on automated tufting machines that churn off roll after roll of carpet but on manually controlled pass machines where one person makes one carpet. Even our backing and finishing is performed manually.
This very ‘hands on’ method of production may not be the fastest but it gives us the flexibility to make carpets to individual sizes and shapes. This also offers a great deal of control over quality as each carpet is handled and viewed multiple times during production.
To achieve the highest quality possible we only use the best materials in the manufacture of your carpet and we believe that the very best fibre for the production of carpet is wool, which is why all of our ranges contain the very best high quality New Zealand wool.
Our Saxony, Velvet & Shag Pile ranges contain 100% wool whilst our Twist pile range mixes 80% wool with 20% nylon to offer resilience & a more textured finish.

Key features of the Brontë ranges…
• 60 standard 100% Wool colours.
• 60 standard 80/20 Twist colours.
• Carpets can also be custom dyed to any colour via our special dye service.
• Carpets can be made any width up to 12m wide with no seams.
• Carpets made to plan eg ‘L’ shapes and ‘T’ Shapes to further reduce waste.
• Saxonies, Velvets, Shag Piles, Twists and Handcrafted borders.

Wool is a fantastic fibre, it grows completely naturally, has superb heat and sound insulating properties, is fire retardant, non allergenic, does not promote bacteria or mite growth, is completely renewable, and is also recyclable and biodegradable.

A few things you may or may not know about wool.
Temperature regulation
Wool carpet is a natural temperature regulator, trapping warmth in winter and preventing heat from rising through the floor in summer.
Moisture control
Wool carpet resists liquid spills but absorbs excess moisture from humid atmospheres and releases it back when the humidity drops. This helps to prevent condensation and dampness in your home.
Fire safety
Wool is naturally resistant to burning with its high protein and moisture content making it difficult to set alight. If ignited wool only burns weakly, limiting the spread of flame. Wool carpet also has self-extinguishing properties due to the upper pile forming a thick insulating char layer which inhibits fire.
Allergies & Asthma
There is a common misconception that if you suffer from allergies or asthma you should replace your carpets with solid flooring. This is not true.
The most common cause of asthma is sensitization to household dust and particularly the waste products of dust mites. Carpets are a hostile environment to dust mites, too cold, too dry, too exposed to light and too regularly cleaned. Wool carpets are particularly resistant to dust mites as wool generally contains very low levels of permethrin, a naturally occurring substance that kills very small insects.
Wool carpets hold dust in their structure which is removed with vacuuming, unlike smooth floor coverings where the dust settles to be wafted back into the atmosphere whenever a door is opened or somebody walks across the room.
By their very nature wool carpets are good for the indoor environment. That is because wool, unlike synthetic fibres, rapidly absorbs common indoor air contaminants like formaldehyde, nitrogen dioxide and sulphur dioxide. Not only does wool keep the air free of many pollutants, it does not re-emit them, even when heated. It has been estimated that wool carpets can continually purify

Wool is the only widely available carpet fibre not derived from oil.
Wool is the ultimate renewable fibre, once sheared from a sheep it re grows over the course of the year. At the end of its useful life, the pile from a wool carpet can be returned to the ground, where the nutrients released as it decomposes promote further grass growth.
Under the right conditions, wool is totally biodegradable. As wool bio-degrades, rich plant nutrients are released. Even if a wool carpet is placed in landfill, it will decompose leaving no harmful residues.
Wool pile from old carpets, along with waste wool from the manufacturing process can be used in environmentally friendly insulation.
Discarded wool carpet can be cut into strips and used to protect newly planted trees and prevent erosion and soil loss. The slow breakdown of the wool providing rich nutrients and mulch to nourish the saplings and promote faster growth