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The Room-by Room Guide to Carpets in West Wickham

Property owners in West Wickham can visit the closest Carpet Smart outlet in Beckenham or either of our sister showrooms in Charlton or Welling. Choosing the right room carpets for individual rooms isn’t all about personal style and taste, There are also a series of practical and financial implications to consider. Our room-by-room guide should make it easier for you to choose the right room carpets for your West Wickham home.


A warm underfoot feeling is essential in bedrooms so carpets are always a much better choice than wood or laminate flooring. Bedroom spaces are personal so there’s nothing wrong with being a little lavish if you want to be. Just remember that bedrooms have low levels of traffic so you could save money by buying a lighter weight of carpet.

Living Rooms

Living rooms are the central hub of most homes in the West Wickham area so darker, hardwearing carpets are usually recommended. Dark colours are better at hiding dirt and stains but if you really want to go for a lighter colour, beige carpets camouflage really well. Homeowners with young children may wish to consider stain-resistant materials.

Dining Rooms

Fast, modern lifestyles have reduced the amount of time families spend together in the dining room to the extent where this previously popular living space has now become a showcase area. At Carpet Smart, we feel this gives our customers a greater scope of choice. Plain, patterned and loop-pile carpets all work well within dining rooms.


We remind customers in West Wickham that the hallway is usually the first thing visitors to your home will see. Room carpets with bold colours make a strong statement and, at the same time, they can hide visible signs of wear and tear easily. A high quality wool-mix carpet is nearly always the best choice for this high-traffic area.

Stairs and Landings

Stairs and landings tend to take much more impact than we realise so carpets need to be hardwearing. Wool-rich carpets are definitely recommended. Combining stripes on stairs with plain colours on landings or in hallways works well. Stair runners can also be used to add style, individuality and even colour.


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