We’re glad you asked! It’s a common misconception that carpets will always look the same as the day they were fitted, however, this isn’t quite true. Fret not! At Tapi, we aim to provide useful advice that can help improve the appearance of your carpet and its longevity, so you can enjoy that soft luxurious feel for longer.
We’ve outlined lots of useful advice you can take advantage of in order to care for your carpet. This can be found in our carpet care guide.
Oh no! It’s always a panic-inducing moment when you see that glass of red wine tip over in slow motion onto your plush cream carpet, but the quicker you act, the less chance there is of it staining. You should have received a Tapi floor care guide by email when you placed your order, but you can also find out more in our carpet care guide, as well as our top tips on removing stains from your carpet.
For extra peace of mind, you might like to try Tapi's carpet care kit, which removes most household stains. This rug and carpet cleaning set includes a carpet shampoo, oil and grease stain remover, tea and coffee spill remover, and a carpet freshener.
Yes, we do! Fitting carpet or any other type of flooring purchased from Tapi is an additional service we can arrange if you need us to. Our carpet fitting service costs £5.50 per m2 - just let us know if you want fitting included in your quote. We can also arrange to uplift and remove your old carpet at the same time for an additional fee. If you decide you just want to order carpet from us and use your own carpet fitter or lay the carpet yourself, that's absolutely fine.
We're frequently asked how much it costs to carpet a room, and the answer is that it depends on lots of different things: the type of carpet, the size of the room(s), how many rooms, the type of underlay, the location it will be fitted, and which accessories you choose, among many other things.
To give you an idea, our cheapest carpets start from £4.99 per m2 and our charge for fitting carpet is £5.30 per m2, so it costs less than £240 to carpet a small 3x4 metre room (including underlay, door bars, and grippers). We can also uplift and remove your old flooring for an additional cost, and this is something we can arrange for you when you place your order. Our flooring experts will be able to talk you through the costs of fitting a new carpet when you visit us in-store or book a home visit, but there's also a handy flooring cost calculator on all of our carpet product pages to give you an estimate of how much your floor will cost (excluding fitting).
How you clean your carpet will depend on what type of carpet you have – while some carpets will only need a regular vacuum, other carpets may need more care to ensure they keep their shape and colour, especially in busy rooms or rooms with a plenty of sunlight. You can find out more about how to look after different types of carpet in our carpet care guide.
Different types of stains will require different methods of cleaning – for example, red wine needs to be blotted multiple times with different solutions before it can be dried and brushed, whereas small burn marks can sometimes be dealt with right away by snipping the ends of your carpet fibres. Whatever the stain, we’ve got the answer in our carpet stain remover guide.
There are 10 simple steps you can follow in our guide on how to measure your stairs, hallway and landing – we’ll take you through each step so you can get accurate measurements for finding the area of your room. You can use these measurements in our carpet calculator to find an estimated price of how much your favourite Tapi carpet could cost you for your stairs or landing.