EAGLE MILL CARPETS LTD
- Tel: 01453 758791
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- Website: http://www.eaglemillcarpets.co.uk
- LONDON ROAD, STROUD, GL5 2AY
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Carpets & Installation
Unusually, for the carpet industry, we employ our own team of professional installers and only use known contractors when the need arises. You'll be assured that whoever represents Eagle Mill and is in your home, is known to us and is a discrete and trusted employee.
Why fit Carpet?
Today, carpet is available with soil, stain, odor, and static-resistant features, and manufacturing techniques have increased its durability and cleanability. Yarn construction and surface texture add soft contrast to a room's angular architecture.
Carpet can disguise uneven surfaces and existing floor damage. Carpet absorbs sound and preserves warmth in your home. Brands that Eagle Mill Carpets supply:
We try to concentrate on UK manufacturers, using UK wools - Not for any particularly nationalistic reason, it's just that British wool is more often than not superior in terms of quality and choice of wool types. If you should risk asking either Ben or John about why this is, then make sure you've got time on your hands and prepare to be talked at for at least half an hour! In short, we buy what we actually like and feel confident in. Our carpet displays are the most comprehensive in the area and we are able to offer samples of different designs, styles and patterns with many width and weight options.
Our suppliers include:
- Crucial Trading
- Kersaint Cobb
- Louis de Poortere
- Roger Oates
Our service includes free estimating and home selection with take-home viewing of samples. Specialist Carpets Jacaranda carpets
Want something different? Jacaranda love handmade textures as well as natural colours and materials. Like us, Jacaranda buy what they like. They take pride in being innovative and different. Above all, they believe that they can provide carpets, rugs and runners; using ethical and environmentally sound production practices, without compromise to quality, design or style.
Jacaranda love handmade textures...
We believe that Jacaranda carpets are genuinely interesting because of their textures. We like the slight quirkiness and irregularity that is only possible from handmade products. From chunky boucles and bold stripes to smooth, dense, luxurious Heavy Velvet; Jacaranda carpets and rugs are warm, textural and tactile, and never boring.
Jacaranda hand-knot Himalayan rugs from pure Chinese silk or wool sourced from the high plateaux of Tibet. They weave carpets from high quality New Zealand wool, but also from undyed wools chosen from around the globe for their natural colours. They stitch rugs from leather hide and border their wool rugs in cotton, linen, leather or suede.
We love the range and subtlety of natural hues, their ability to make a statement or to fit naturally into a wide range of interiors, both contemporary and traditional. They can look stylish but timeless. They are easy to live with too.
Many of Jacaranda's products are handmade, not mass produced, these floor coverings are woven on traditional wooden looms that require no electricity, or are knotted by hand. Where possible they weave from undyed wool, thus reducing potentially damaging dyes within production and the environment. Jacaranda visit their manufacturers regularly so know their labour and production practices. All their rug suppliers are Goodweave registered and inspected.
Louis de Poortere
The Louis De Poortere philosophy is based on a simple concept: they aim to be more than just another carpet manufacturer. LDP have focussed their creative minds on to meeting clients' aesthetic requirements - this has stimulated them to transform the generic into a magical world of colour and innovation. Because our clients are increasingly seeking something beautiful and elegant for their homes, LDP's designers and technicians have created entire collections that are modern, accessible and designed to bring the utmost in individuality. Client demands are becoming increasingly specific and tastes more assured. LDP have developed bold concepts that are simple and attractive and will enable you to easily reach the ultimate in sophistication with your floorcovering. With Louis De Poortere you will find carpets, stair runners and even bordered rugs, which you can freely mix and match to integrate your home furnishing.
Natural Floorings Pure...
Silky, rustic, fragrant, or lustrous, plant fibre floorcoverings feel as good as they look. From humble beginnings as coconut husks, plant or grasses, coir, jute, seagrass and sisal have been transformed into an irresistible selection of floorcoverings that will enhance your home and seduce your senses. Jute is a bast fibre which comes from the inner bark of plants of the genus Cochorous. The plant is a herbaceous annual which flourishes in hot damp regions of Asia. The main producing countries are Bangladesh and India. The plant grows to a height of over 3m with a stalk diameter of 3cm. After harvesting, usually by cutting with a hand sickle, the stalks are retted by being steeped in a sluggish moving stream of water until the fibre can easily be removed from the stalk. In recent years a considerable amount of research has been carried out on mechanical techniques in retting tanks. The removed strands of fibre, up to 2m long, are washed and dried in the sun and then baled and sent to the spinning mills where they are spun into yarns for use in a variety of products including floorcoverings. Jute has a silky lustre and varies in colour in a wide range of natural shades.
As its name implies seagrass is a grass which is grown in China and Vietnam in paddy-like fields. During the growing cycle the paddy fields are flooded with sea water. After harvesting, seagrass is dried and converted into a yarn which is suitable for weaving into a variety of designs. The product is then backed with a latex compound to produce a hard-wearing natural floorcovering.
Coir (Cocos nucifera) fibre is obtained from the husk of the nut which is the fruit of the coconut plant. The fibre is removed from the husk either by hand or mechanical processes. In the former, the coconut husks are softened in water and then pounded with stones to remove the woody portions, after which the fibres are hackled with a steel comb and dried. In the mechanical system, the husks are quartered and placed in large water tanks to soften the husks. They are then passed through a breaker which crushes them before passing them into the next machine, the drum, where the woody part is torn out by a series of spikes leaving the long coarse fibres. The fibres are then washed, cleaned and dried and hackled before being spun into a yarn suitable for use in a variety of products including floorcovering.
Sisal is a leaf fibre obtained from the plant Agave Sisalana, of which there are many varieties. The plant is grown in a number of countries including East Africa, Brazil and China. The fibres are removed from the leaf by a process of decortication after which they are washed, dried and graded before being spun into a yarn suitable for use in a variety of end-uses, including floorcoverings
Why buy from Eagle Mill?....a good question which we feel very confident about answering!
Well, let's just look at some facts.
- We have been in business for over 30 years - clearly we must be doing something right. A lot of our customers are repeat purchasers.
- We are a small and agile enough business to be able to deliver an individually tailored service.
- We are in a big enough buying group to secure competitive prices on all of our ranges.
- We supply an enormous range of flooringcoverings, from carpets to luxury vinyl, Marmoleum to plant fibre products.
- We are members of The Carpet Foundation, who's trading practices are governed by the OFT (Office of Fair Trading). The Carpet Foundation is annually audited by the OFT.
- We employ our own installation team - we don't just farm work out to a list of contractors. We only use contractors when absolutely necessary and, those that we do use, have worked with us for many years and work to our exceptionally high standards.
- If there is a problem, we're here to solve them, not make them worse. Either Ben, or John will be your regular point of contact - One (or both) of us will be the person that actually sold you your flooring, did the site survey, measured the rooms, did the cutting plan, worked out the costs etc., so we'll be intimate with the details of the products used and the work carried out.
- Our installers will uplift and dispose of your existing flooring and move furniture if agreed with you in advance. This is at a small cost to you but, nevertheless, a service that not all flooring suppliers will provide at all.
- Our pricing policy is fair and consistent. There will be no pretend discounts, no artificially high retail prices that are suddenly reduced when selling the products to you as a 'Special Offer', or a 'Managers Special Price' - We'll leave all that cynical nonsense to some of the National Retail Chains.
- Our quotations contain no hidden charges and you can request a highly itemised version at any time. We don't hide anything from our clients.
Take great care when considering other buying options...On-line, direct purchase.
Increasingly, flooring of all types is available via the internet, and apparently, at a much cheaper price per m2. Here are some of the issues that you should consider before clicking the 'Buy' button on your shopping cart.
- Are you sure that your measurements are correct? - There's more to measuring a carpet than running a tape measure between the walls! Around 70% of 'customers own measurements' that we are given, turn out to be wrong when we go and check measure (which we insist on doing) - yes, that's 70%!
- If you are fitting carpets to more than one room, can you be sure that your cutting plan will be correctly set out, with pile direction taken in to consideration? - pile direction often has an enormous effect on the longevity of your carpet.
- Is your subfloor suitable for the kind of flooring you're just about to spend money on? - Did you know that around 40% of subfloors need some remedial work carried out before you can install flooring correctly and therefore not invalidate your guarantee?
- Do you know of a qualified fitter/installer who is properly trained to fit your chosen flooring? - Sometimes, on-line only retailers will give you a list of 'qualified' fitters/installers, however, consider this: If there are problems with your flooring, is a contract fitter/installer going to give up a days pay just because, in his opinion, there is only a slight flaw in the flooring, or a problem with the subfloor? - The answer, of course, is not likely - a contract fitter wants to 'get it on the floor' so that he can move on to the next job. Many is the time we are called out to put right a job which has been incorrectly installed - at a far greater expense than you would have paid to get it done right in the first place, let alone the additional upheaval and inconvenience to you and your family.
- Is the advertised price inclusive of all charges including VAT and Delivery? - Often by the time you get to check out, the number of hidden charges amount to what you would have paid without all the worry.
Man in a Van.
To be fair, not all Man in a Van outfits are bad - in fact we know of a couple who we readily use as contractors when we occasionally need them. You'll spot them though, their vans are always well maintained, clean and tidy and the chances are that you will have already heard of them by reputation and/or word of mouth. Then there's Billy Bodger, Carpet Fitter - with just a mobile phone number advertised on the side of his van... The first thing to understand is that no reputable carpet manufacturer is going to supply Billy with an account - Therefore, you are not going to get the choice of carpet that you will from a bonefide retailer with their own premises and access to well known, quality brands. The best that Billy can hope for is that a wholesaler will supply him with poorly made products from any amount of anonymous flooring manufacturers.
The next consideration is this: Good installers/fitters are hard to come by and genuine retailers and employers keep hold of them. So why has Billy suddenly bought an old Transit and gone out on his own? When you have a problem, and you probably will, Billy's mobile goes straight to voice-mail - again and again.
OK, now there is a place for warehouse retailers. They buy rolls, roll ends and end of line products very cheaply and pass on some of the discounts to you. Again, choice is very limited to what they currently have in stock. Be aware then that the salesperson is going to be keen to sell you what they need to get rid of, not necessarily what's best for you, or your requirements.
Areas served: Bristol, Brockworth, Cam, Cheltenham, Chipping Sodbury, Cirencester, Dursley, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, Kingswood, Leckhampton, Malmesbury, Nailsworth, Quedgeley, Stonehouse, Stroud, Tetbury, Thornbury, Wotton-under-edge, Yate.
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