Carpet is still a popular choice of floor covering to this very day. Carpet fitted to the correct standard will last longer and wear slower providing it has been fitted to the correct standard. It is always best to change your underlay and gripper when having a new carpet fitted as this will also prolong the life and warranty from the manufacture. Carpet comes in your original wool pile and also man made fibres (polypropylene). The man made fibres are easier to clean but don’t always last as long as a wool carpet. Man made fibre carpet can also be cleaned with bleach, always refer to the manufacturer of the carpet or gain advice from your qualified carpet fitters for the after care of your carpets if you are unsure. With your new carpets comes the choices of underlays which surprisingly doesn’t always mean the thicker the better. To have a thicker underlay you would need to take into consideration the height under your doors, which if you go thicker you may well need to have your doors trimmed to allow the carpet and door not to make contact when opening as this can cause abrasion to the carpet in that area and wear faster, you should also know that a thicker underlay needs thicker gripper around the edge as this can leave a bulge around the edge of the room if the gripper is thinner than the underlay.