Manmade carpets get better looking every day. Polypropylene and polyamide designs have the advantage of being inexpensive compared to wool and other natural fibres and are easy to maintain - some can even be cleaned with a solution of diluted bleach. And you don't have to stick to plains, there are lots of florals, stripes and fun children's designs to look out for, plus budget versions of carpet classics such as Wilton and Berber designs. If you are looking for flooring for a smaller space, such as a box room, don't overlook rugs as you may be able to find a design big enough to cover the floor for less than the cost of wall-to-wall fitted carpet.
1. Capri Beige Budget Carpet
A modern, inexpensive tonal loop-pile carpet made from stain-resistant polypropylene with easy-fit felt backing. Supplied in a four-metre width and available in four different lengths, from 3.66m to 6.4m. The price shown is per square metre.
2. Shetland Heathers Safari Budget Carpet
Deep brown, luxurious-looking budget carpet supplied in the option of four or five-metre widths - just add your length requirement. The price shown is per square metre. Polypropylene, fade-resistant twist carpet suitable for heavy domestic use in the living room, bedroom, hallway, stairs and landing (excluding the kitchen).
3. Tiree Invergarry Budget Carpet
Durable, fade and stain-resistant polypropylene carpet in smart tartan design. Eight other colours available. Supplied in a four-metre width - just order your chosen length. Suitable for all locations except the bathroom and kitchen. There is an option to add underlay, door trims and gripper rod when you buy online. The price shown is per square metre.
Tiree Invergarry Budget Carpet, £29, House of Fraser
4. Playtime Roads Budget Carpet
Part of the Kids Collection, this Polyamide carpet is tailormade for a child's room, providing hours of fun while standing up to everyday stains and general use. Its felt backing means that underlay is not essential. Specify your room size online, plus there is an option to add underlay if you wish, plus door trims and gripper rod when you buy online. The price shown is per square metre.
5. Randlev Flatwoven Budget Rug
If your room is small, the best budget option may be a large rug that fills the space without having to incur fitting fees and underlay costs. This hand-woven, flat-woven wool design could easily fit the dimensions of a box room for less than the cost of a wall-to-wall wool carpet. W200 x L300cm.
6. Rustic Berber Honeycomb Caramel Budget Carpet
Berber-style luxurious-looking budget carpet supplied in a four or five-metre width - just add your length requirement. This polypropylene loop design is soft underfoot yet extremely durable. Suitable for general domestic use and for all rooms excluding kitchens. The price shown is per square metre.
7. Affinity Stripe Elegance Budget Carpet
Inexpensive, easy-to-clean, two-ply polypropylene carpet supplied in a four-metre width - just order your chosen length. Suitable for the living room, bedroom, hall, stairs and landing. There is an option to add underlay, door trims and gripper rod when you buy online. The price shown is per square metre.
Affinity Stripe Elegance Budget Carpet, £14, House of Fraser
8. Ace Big Hit Wildwood 700 Budget Carpet
Polypropylene carpet with felt backing. Stain-resistant and long lasting, it can be cleaned with a diluted bleach solution if necessary. Attractive textured pile creates a natural-carpet look at a budget price. Four other neutral colours also available. Supplied in a four-metre width - just add your length requirement. The price shown is per square metre.
9. Longleat Wilton Isphahan Green Budget Carpet
Traditional woven Wilton made in stain-free polypropylene. Suitable for heavy domestic use and ideal for living rooms and stairs. Also available in Ivory and Red, plus Panel and Diamond designs. Supplied in a four-metre width - just add your required length.
10. Stripes Chocolate Budget Carpet
A stylish, inexpensive striped loop-pile, stain-resistant polypropylene carpet with easy-fit felt backing. Supplied in a four-metre width and available in four different lengths, from 3.66m to 6.4m. Three other colours also available. The price shown is per square metre.
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