Fantastic Flooring: Spotlight On Our Carpets

If you’re carpeting any space in the home, make sure to visit our flooring department in our Newbridge store, County Kildare. Though flooring is not available online, we have compiled several collages to represent the products we have available. However, these are only a tiny selection of the overall product range, so make sure to come in person and browse the multitude of styles, colours, carpet types, textures and patterns. 

Moody Tones

From soft neutrals with a chocolate undertone to cooler cocoa colours, we love how these shades can be used to create a warm, moody space.

Featured product: 1 & 2: Brintons Majestic Carpet. 3: Cavalier Carpets Lupo. 4: Brintons Finepoint Carpet. 5: Brintons Bell Twist Moleskin Carpet.

Warm Neutrals

From cream to sandy beige, these shades will add a richness and light to any room, opening up the space whilst providing a soft finish to the interior.

Featured product: 1: Cormar Living Naturals Carpet. 2: Cormar Oaklands Carpet. 3: Cormar HC Plains Detail Carpet. 4: Cormar HC Heathers Carpet. 5: Cormar Boucle Neutrals Carpet. 6: Cormar Natural Berber Twist Carpet.
7: Cormar Living Naturals Carpet. 8: Cormar Avebury Stripe Carpet. 9: Cormar Avebury Carpet. 10: Cormar Sensation Original Carpet. 11: Cormar Avebury Stripe Carpet.

Cool Colours

If you prefer your neutrals with an icy touch, these cooler tones are sure to please, their iced-out grey undertone promoting a modern feel.

Featured product: 1: Ulster Heritatge Twist Chesil Carpet. 2: Cavalier Carpets Stainless. Titan. 3: Cormar Boucle Neutrals Carpet. 4: Cormar Forest Hills Carpet.
5: Brintons Belltwist Granite Carpet. 6: Cormar Primo Excellence Pontiac Blue Carpet.

Perfectly Plaid

If prints and pattern are personal favourites, these plaid options have real appeal.

Featured product: 1: Ulster Carpets Boho Hamilton Tea Rose Carpet. 2: Brintons Abbeyglen Cavan Plaid Carpet. 3: Brintons Abbeyglen Fermanagh Plaid Carpet. 4: Brintons City Plaids Knightsbridge Carpet.

Visit the carpet page on our website to see further examples of stock and visit us in Newbridge to shop the full range. 

Top Tips for Cleaning Hardwood Floors

A hardwood floor is one of the most striking flooring options you can choose for your home, but cleaning hardwood can be more challenging compared to carpets and vinyl.

Vacuum cleaning a hardwood floor on a weekly basis will help to prevent girt, dust and dirt from building up, ensuring your floor feels smooth to walk on.

Make sure you use a brush attachment when vacuuming to avoid scratching the wood.

While furniture polish can help other wooden surfaces stay nice and shiny, it can cloud the finish of hardwood floors so take care if polishing wooden furniture.

The same goes for hairspray, and both furniture polish and hairspray should be immediately wiped up with a damp cloth if any residue lands on your floor.

Water can cause significant long-term damage to hardwood flooring, so remember to shut windows when it’s raining and clean up any liquid spills as soon as they occur.

Carpet vs. Wood vs. Vinyl: Which Floor is For You

When it comes to the type of flooring we choose for our home, it often boils down to personal preference.

There are, however, a number of differences between the various flooring types that you should be aware of before making a purchase.

Carpet, for instance, is the most comfortable and warm of the three and an ideal option for households with young children or pets.

On the other hand, carpet is a lot harder to fully clean and is more susceptible to hoarding dirt particles and harmful bacteria than wood or vinyl.

Wood floors are undeniably the most visually pleasing of the three, and work as a neutral base you can plan the rest of your décor around.

Wood floors are also, of course, the hardest of the three and may not be the most suitable option if you have young children in the house.

Vinyl floors have become quite popular in the last years thanks to the range of designs and colours you can get this option in.

Vinyl floors are also very easy to clean and are waterproof, making them ideal for kitchens and bedrooms.

Whatever option you choose, remember to drop into our Flooring Departments at our Newbridge and New Ross stores for the most beautiful and cost-effective flooring plans on the market.

Flooring Trends for AW17

The flooring trends for the AW17 season reflect the simple beauty of this time year and the gorgeous colours of the natural world.

Dark boards for instance, bring to mind the earthly browns and reds of autumn and will help to create a warm, bold and inviting atmosphere in your home.

Dark boards also add a touch of sophistication, and understandably work well with a wide range of decors.

Parquet flooring has slowly but surely been making a comeback over the past few years.

An invigorating and particularly eye-pleasing option, parquet flooring is ideal for use in more traditional decors with vintage furnishings.

Brushed finishes are also moving up the popularity ladder, offering homeowners a more rugged and rustic flooring option with a strong connection to nature.

For more information about Michael Murphy’s beautiful flooring options, get in touch with us today.

Please note: Our Flooring Department (Carpets, Vinyl, and Wood Floors) is available in our Newbridge and New Ross Stores only.