Free Planning & Estimating
When you visit our carpet showrooms in our Bury St Edmunds, Ipswich, Haverhill and Saffron Walden stores you will be amazed at the range available to you with over 10,000 different carpet choices. We have a huge range of plain and patterned carpets in hundreds of colours including traditional Axminster and Wilton carpets, loop pile, wool twist and stain free carpets, in addition to hard wearing varieties of seagrass and sisal. We also have a large selection of carpets that are in stock for express delivery.
- Expert advice from our experienced sales team.
- Free measuring & planning.
- Free Planning and Estimating.
- Free Sub-Floor Test for hard flooring to check for damp and uneveness.
- Expert fitting.
- Two year fitting guarantee.
- Quality workmanship guarantee.
- Up to a 12 year warranty on our Flooring One collection which includes a fitting guarantee.
- Uplift & disposal of old carpet (available on request).
- Assistance with moving furniture.
- Your room left clean and tidy!
All leading carpet brands available
At Glasswells Carpets & Flooring, we specialise in supplying and fitting the very best carpets & flooring across Suffolk and the local region at our stores in Bury St Edmunds and Ipswich.
Working with both domestic customers who are looking to enhance their living spaces and commercial clients who want to update their places of work, we are committed to providing an outstanding service and and a high level of workmanship in every project we undertake.
Our aim is to provide 100% customer satisfaction. So, whatever your requirements whether you need to cover a classroom, reception area or lounge, we are here to help and advise. Our fitting team are professional and experienced and can undertake any flooring project, so whether you are looking for a carpet, wooden flooring, vinyl or rugs you can trust Glasswells to fit your new floor to the highest standard.
Wood and Hard Flooring
Wood is a natural product which can last for generations. Listed below are some of the characteristics that are common to wood flooring:
- Improves with age.
- Natural variations in grain-patterns making each plank unique.
- Natural knots in planks.
- Hard-wearing filler used in knots where necessary.
- Some variations in shade to samples.
- Some movement can occur.
- Surface can indent and scratch.
Sub-floor damp and level test
To ensure that you have the best experience possible with hard flooring it is vital that you have a sub-floor damp and level test.
Why is it so important?
Wood is hydroscopic and takes in moisture readily, so dampness in the sub floor can cause the wood to expand affecting its appearance. Solution: as a matter of course we install a damp proof membrane sheet, but extreme problems of damp should be rectified before fitting. An uneven sub floor can cause your new floor to squeak and move, and even cause joints to come apart.
As part of the service here at Glasswells we believe in providing a hard floor that will cause you no problems, which is why we give a FREE sub-floor damp and level test for hard flooring!
Types of Wood Flooring
Each board is made from a single piece of timber, usually with a tongue and groove joint on the ends as well as the long sides. Wood is a natural product and is susceptible to dimensional changes due to humidity and moisture.
Real Wood Engineered
These floors offer stability and a greater variety of design. They are normally constructed in three layers using the chosen species as a top wear layer with a central care of either softwood, high density fibre board (HDF) with a balancing spruce veneer or a birch plywood. The top wear layer can vary from a 0.6mm to 6mm depending on the product.
How to Choose
These descriptions do not apply to every board we display. Availability is shown on each individual product.
Timber offers a wonderful diversity of tones, textures and colour. Choose from popular colours such as light, dark, limed and white oak to more unusual shades from Wenge, Merbau, Maple and a wide range of smoked colours.
Clean straight grained, even colouration without knots.
Considerable grain and colour variation to provide a characterful look only small knots allowed.
Considerable grain and colour variation, large knots, some filled dark streaks, filled cracks permitted.
Extra Rustic Grade
Bursting with character this includes everything from large knots filled and unfilled splits, cracks.
- Furlong Flooring
- Kenton Floors
- Ted Todd
Caring for your Wood Flooring
- Regularly sweep or vacuum the floor to prevent grit or abrasive dust from accumulating and scratching the surface.
- Wipe up any spilled liquids immediately.
- Use protective pads under all furniture legs.
- Use barrier mats inside and outside all external doorways. We recommend hug rug mats indoors.
- Never use wax oil based detergent or any household cleaner.
A cared for wood floor will last longer. We provide a full range of care products for a variety of different surface finishes.
Please contact us if you can't find what you're looking for.