JKG Carpets Manchester Quiz

From time to time our team at JKG carpets like to relax and have a little fun which is why we thought that you lovely Manchester based folk would enjoy having fun with the Manchester celebrity quiz! Please let us know which Manchester celebrity your personality matches!

Quiz Source: Smart Storage.

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Carpets for Christmas

Get your new carpet in time for Christmas!

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With the January sales just over a month away, discount crazed bargain hunters are gearing themselves up, ready to pounce on all of the best deals that are announced with the passing of Christmas.

This can be a hectic time, one fraught with a competitive aggression that is usually found in the Black Friday scuffles!

With JKG carpets this will not happen!

We realize that a home always looks the best around Christmas time as families, friends and guests are always buzzing around which is why JKG are looking to play a part in bringing the January sales a month forward!

Whether you’re looking for a bold, vibrant shag pile carpet or you simply want to add a subtle tone of elegance to a room, we can help…..and at a price that will pleasantly surprise you!

Here we can take a look at a few ideas that will save you money and offer an uplift to any room within your home!

Carpets for Christmas. Why buy now?

Christmas is an expensive time yet buying your carpets early will work out to be the best investment.
Over the Christmas period, you will no doubt play host to family, friends and guests all of which will pay compliment towards the new carpet / aesthetic.

A deep pile, soft carpet will endear your guests to the room as a new carpet adds warmth, looks inviting and creates a cosy aura! Perfect for entertaining thoughout the festive period!

Beat the crowds

Beat the crowds!

As mentioned above, the January sales are often a hectic and grueling affair, very similar to that of Black Friday! People are after everything and anything that has a huge reduction sticker attached which is another great reason why getting in there early can and will play a benefit.
We cannot think of anything worse than fighting your way through a busy carpark, in the rain in early January.

Act now people!

2016 Carpet Trends

Although a carpet is a long term investment, it is important that your carpet not only fits in with your décor but is up to date with the latest design trends as, like with everything else, products evolve allowing for a higher quality, longer lasting carpet.

With that in mind we can take a look at the below upcoming trends;

Bright Coloured Carpets

Brightly coloured carpet

2016 is showing that warm, vibrant tones are the trends to opt for! Bright reds, purples and mint colour schemes seem to incredibly popular as can be seen below.

If you’ve never had a brightly coloured carpet before, you may find the transition a little daunting, don’t! These colourful additions to a room will not only add a splash of colour but will also reflect the owners personality, something that you cannot really do with your typical flat, boring darker shades.

If you find the whole bold approach a little adventurous then we could suggest the addition of a rug, something that will add colour but not be too ‘in your face’!

Geometric Themed Carpets

Geometric Carpet

If you have a quirky side and want something really special why not look at a patterned carpet, forget floral tones (we aren’t in the 50’s, 60’s or 70,s anymore) and pick a geometric designs instead.
Linear, squares and dot designs will all be big hitter for the new season ahead which will play a part in effectively future-proofing your room!

Nature Themed Carpet

If bright colours and crazy patterns aren’t your thing why not look to go for a nature themed design! Carpets in green, honey and earthy tones, using some of the newest yarns, will create a stunning textured design, portraying the world around us!

Don’t delay!

If you want to beat the rush, improve the aesthetic of any room and have it fitted in time for Christmas contact JKG carpets here.

Our team can help with all of the latest design trends and of course, keep it at a price that does not overwhelm your pockets!

Historical carpets

Tread Carefully! Are These The World’s Most Well-Known Carpets?

It takes only a moment to consider the vast array of icons in the world; from celebrities and sports cars, to logos and designs. However here at JKG Carpets, there’s only one thing we can turn our attention to when considering the world’s most well-known interior furnishings: the carpet!

Carpets are present in almost all interiors in one way or another; while they rarely make an appearance in kitchen or bathroom areas, those who value comfort, warmth and style often use carpet to make a house much more homely.

However there are tons of carpets and carpet designs around the world that millions of us are familiar with, let’s take a look at a few examples!

The Red Carpet

Perhaps one of the most commonly referred-to carpets of all time, the red carpet is associated with the lights and stars of Hollywood, acting as an iconic runway for actors and actresses of the world to enter movie premiers and chat with press.

Originally used as a ceremonial carpet to welcome in heads of state and religious leaders such as popes, the red carpet was first referenced in the play ‘Agamemnon’ in 458 BC – in which the lead character is greeted by a red carpet to walk on, on his return from Troy.

The red carpet continues to set the pathway for the world’s most revered stars, leaders and influences to this day!

Carousel Carpets!

Earlier this year a well-loved carpet at Portland Airport was reported to have built up an online social following having graced the airport with its ‘garish’ 80’s design for more than 30 years.

Using typical 80s colours such as turquoise and red combinations, the carpet design is said to represent the layout of the airport’s runways.

Visitors to the airport regularly take pictures of their own feet stood on the carpet, posting the images to their social media accounts with various captions.

Colourful carpet

The beloved pattern has also had influence over several other items, including many products in the world of fashion, having been replicated on several items of clothing, from socks to baseball caps!

Bright socks

Sadly the carpet was torn up earlier this year to be replaced with a more fresh, contemporary carpet (something we’re much more familiar with at JKG Carpets!). While the fans of the 80’s-tastic carpet were sad to see the design replaced, they can rest assured that the design will live on in the form of several clothing items for the foreseeable future!

The Ardabil Carpets

The Ardabil Carpets are a well-known pair carpets from Iran. They are presently kept in the collections of the Victoria and Albert Museum in London and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. In each museum they are used as prime examples of Ardabil rugs.

Ardabil Carpets

Made in the mid 16th century (almost 500 years old!) the carpet kept in the Victoria and Albert Museum in London was originally one of a pair which arrived virtually ruined. After some discussion the decision was made to combine the two rugs to create one restored version, sacrificing the other in the process.

The cost of the carpet’s restoration was high (even by museum, standards) and required a public appeal and funding before the work could be carried out.

If you’re looking for your very own iconic carpet, be sure to contact JKG Carpets using our website’s contact form to learn more about the quality carpet supply and fitting services we offer! Contact us today.

A dogs paws resting on a white carpet

The Best Carpet For Your Pets Paws

Pets, paws and carpets…doesn’t sound like a great combination, does it? With pets comes muddy paws, shedding and unwanted stains. But lets not get hasty, you don’t have to resort to laying laminate flooring throughout your home just yet, all you need is the know how on what type of carpets which are compatible with your four-legged friends.

So, when you’re shopping for you perfect pet friendly carpet, take our essential checklist with you.

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Close up of carpet cleaner on brown carpet

True or False: Carpet Cleaning Myths Debunked!

The carpet rumour mill is filled with various tips and tricks on how to keep your carpet fresh and clean, but lately, it’s becoming harder and harder to know which crazy new fad we should take on board, or simply ignore. After all, a great carpet is an investment for your home, and the last thing you want to do is permanently damage it.

We’ve decided that enough is enough, we’re putting a stop to the nonsense and we’re finally setting the record straight. Here are some common carpet cleaning myths, debunked!

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