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Bronte Carpets

The Flooring Group has been providing and installing Bronte Carpets for many years. Below, Bronte Carpets explain themselves in their own words;

Bronte Carpets is a small, family run company based in the traditional heartland of the woollen textile industry specialising in producing carpets with a true feeling of luxury. Established in 1982 we have a wealth of experience in the manufacture of high quality custom made carpets for both domestic and commercial installations.

From our humble beginnings over 30 years ago we have grown to become the longest established custom made carpet manufacturers in the UK and with our flexible manufacturing process are able to offer a truly bespoke product with carpets available in any width up to 12 metres wide without seams, in any colour and even made to shape to reduce waste, creating carpets that are as individual as your home and providing excellent quality and service.

With a Bronte carpet you will find that apart from making a statement you’ll have a carpet that will give you many years of comfort and pleasure.

What we do?

  • A Quality product
  • Key features
  • Wonderful wool

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 indoor air for up to 30 years.
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