Are you thinking of buying a new carpet?

In this blog post, we will explain the basics of the differing types of carpet you can choose from – let alone the variety of colour choices!  

In subsequent features, we will explain, in greater detail, each type of carpet and why it may suit you and your lifestyle.  

The choice of carpet these days is vast. Polypropylene, polyester, wool mix or nylon? Whatever you decide you would like, most of our customers will find that it comes down to budget. We carefully vet and check each type of carpet that we sell to ensure the right quality flooring that is fit for purpose. After all, it’s our duty as your trusted retailer to do so! 

The basics for you to consider are: 

  • Where is this carpet going in your home? 
  • The desired look and feel you want to achieve. 
  • What budget do you want to spend? 

From these choices, we can usually determine what kind of carpet will suit you best. However, to give you a head start, we have outlined the basics for you below. 

Man-made carpets

Polypropylene is currently our most popular man-made carpet, but there are other man-made options such as polyester and nylon. Man-made carpets are great for an easy life – most are bleach cleanable (Yes, BLEACH!) which is fantastic for those stubborn spills and those with families. Also, it can come in exceptionally soft variants which are wonderful for those no-shoes areas. Lastly, it’s worth mentioning that man-made carpets tend to be cheaper than wool carpets which is another reason for their popularity. 

Wool carpets

Wool carpets have been the choice of the many for centuries as they are very hard-wearing. Being natural, they have ‘spring’ abilities which allow the carpet to keep its appearance. Also, wool is naturally light in colour which means it can be dyed into almost any colour imaginable! While most wool has a natural resilience to stains, it, unfortunately, doesn’t clean quite as well as its man-made counterpart.  

Cut pile

Cut Pile carpets are what most people would consider the standard type of carpet. It’s the variant that most people are used to with its level and tight appearance. This variety of carpet is quick to produce and is the go-to for most of our customers.  


Looped or Berber carpet has grown considerably in the last few years and has become increasingly fashionable. As the carpet is looped through the backing, much like a sewing machine stitches, it is very hard-wearing and will hold its appearance exceptionally well. 

Most looped carpets come in either 100% man-made, 50/50 man-made wool mix or 100% wool and they usually follow the same suit in relation to price range.  

So, there we have it. You are now one step closer to becoming a carpet expert! You can use the above information to decide which carpet may suit you. However, we would always recommend speaking to one of our carpet experts in our store – We know a thing or two.  


Sweet Dreams with our Black Friday Double

Our Black Friday deal is the Kelso Double Divan complete with mattress, frame and drawers at only £579 complete.

We have the double beds available for free local delivery so just give us a call
or come along to the store to see our great range of beds sizes including brands
such as Hypnos and Harrison.

Our Kelso bed offer is on until the end of Cyber Monday which, for those of you who
are not in the know, that’s December 2nd – but don’t wait too long
as once our stock has gone, we can’t order any more until the new year.

Looking for that extra chair or a larger dining table so everyone can be comfortable
this Christmas? Then come in soon. We have showroom items for immediate
delivery (up on the 4th floor) and we’re sure you’ll be surprised by
our competitive prices. Do take time to browse across the store and see our
wide range of beautiful carpets, bedroom furniture sets, comfy sofas and recliner
chairs, dining room furniture and Christmas rugs.


2018/19 Winter Sale!

With 2018 drawing to a close, we reflect on a fantastic 2018. You, our customers, have shown us a tremendous amount of support in times of uncertainty. Thank you.

Moving into the New Year, it would be rude to not celebrate with a sale! Furniture, Beds and Flooring are showing amazing discounts throughout to launch the New Year in style!

We look forward to seeing you soon in store to take advantage of the Winter Sale!


Facebook Giveaway Raffle



We are giving away 2 Harrison Beds Pillows at random to one lucky person! All you have to do is:



That’s it! Easy as that!

No cheating though, we will be checking!

We will reveal the winner at 12:00 Friday 9th of Jan. The winner will be contacted via Facebook and must be able to collect. Please note: The pillows do not include the branded ‘Harrisons – the sleep tailors’ pillow covers.


Terms and Conditions –

There is no entry fee and no purchase necessary to enter this competition.

Only one entry will be accepted per person. Multiple entries from the same person will be disqualified.

No responsibility can be accepted for entries not received for whatever reason.

Upon entering, you agree for V R Flowers and Son to contact you and post your name on its social media pages and contact you via Facebook to confirm you have won.

Entries that do not win will not be contacted.


New Year, New Style!

Happy 2018 to all of our customers!

Here at V R Flowers & Sons, we are very excited for what 2018 holds…It’s going to be a very exciting year!

New Year, New Style!

Make 2018 the year that you transform your house into the home of your dreams.

Our Loire dining set is a great place to start. The centre piece of your dining room; A place to bring all the family together.

Now featured in our window display, come in store to find out more.