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Choosing Carpet For Your Home The Home Team S5 E3

How to select carpet: Everything you need to know

Here are our tips for selecting the right carpet for your home, where you can hopefully navigate the decision-making process with ease.

Check out our most frequently asked questions before heading in store  here

Featured products in this episode:

Urban Instinct

Wool Carpets  

Solution Dyed Nylon (SDN) Carpets 

Fresh New Floorboards The Home Team S5 E9

5 reasons why you will love hybrid flooring

If you have been researching new flooring for your home lately you may have come across the relatively new product called “Hybrid Flooring”. There are already so many excellent products to choose from in the hard flooring category so you may be wondering what the exact benefits could be for this style. Well, there are several and here are our top 5 reasons why choosing Hybrid Flooring for your next new home or renovation will be a decision you won’t regret!

Flooring Xtra Underlay The Home Team S5 E5

How to select carpet: Everything you need to know

Technology has come so far when it comes to flooring, and also when it comes to the product that goes under the floor – which is the underlay.

This is a foam underlay which has been developed by Dunlop for Flooring Xtra. It is incredibly spongey and made from recycled foam. Not only are you getting a beautiful experience underfoot, but you’re also helping the planet too!

Dunlop Fresh Living underlay promotes healthier living for our customers.

This proven antimicrobial protects against dust mites, damaging bacteria, mould and mildew – significant triggers for asthma, hay fever and eczema. It also prevents odours and provides hygienic freshness. Read more about the benefits of underlay here.

Choosing the Carpet Colour | The Home Team S5 E13

Finding the right colour can be as simple as having an idea on what shades you are after, taking home some samples and moving them around the rooms of your house to catch the different light at different times of day.

Considerations when picking a carpet include picking the right shade for your home, assessing the amount of light that comes in, the function of the room, the overall desired feel, working with the existing scheme of the home, or staying on trend. You can read about choosing the right carpet colour for your home here

The easiest way to do this is by heading in to one of our stores. You can find your nearest Flooring Xtra in your state here

Zen Garden Carpet

A carpet for the truly discerning – designer looks, superior durability with the feeling of complete luxury underfoot.

Leah McLeod from The Home Team talked with us about the carpet journey, and what a wonderful result if we do say so ourself!

Zen Garden has a very soft feel yet is very strong. So this will work perfectly in walkways, on stairs, and busier areas of the home. It is also Solution Dyed.

Leah: “Solution dyed – so what does that mean?” Solution dyed is essentially where the colour goes right the way through, not just on the outside of the fibre. So in a room thats exposed to a lot of natural light it will hold its colour for a long period of time. Light plays a huge part in how your carpet will ultimately look. As part of our service, we encourage customers to take samples home and view them at various stages throughout the day, to gauge a true indication of colour.

Recycled Backing

The Smartbac backing, will prevent the growth of allergy-causing mould or mildew. The manufacturing process of Permasoft Plus uses a continuous filament solution dyed nylon yarn, which minimises loose fibrous particles that are common with spun yarn products, hence reducing allergy symptoms. Properly maintained carpet traps dust particles in the carpet pile structure, regular vacuuming will then remove these particles from the environment.


The Soul Elements carpets are treated with Microban, an anti-microbial technology that actively struggles to survive when they interact with a treated carpet.

Carpets treated with Microban protect your carpet against degrading microbes which reduce the life of your carpet. Microban protects your home and is effective against 99.99% of bacteria, meaning this bacteria struggle to survive. The Soul Elements carpets stay more hygienic, cleaner, fresher and more durable for longer.

View Zen Garden Here