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First-aid for festive stains

Entertaining friends and family means spillages are more common at this time of year. But keeping your Crown Floors carpet stain-free is easy with a little know-how.

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Get the look: teaming stripes with plains

Striped or plain carpet? It’s a decorating dilemma. Plains, of course, are the more in-demand and arguably “safer” choice, creating a neutral background that allows the furniture in a room to take centre stage. If you own lots of patterned or brightly coloured furnishings and want to avoid an overly “busy” look, plain coloured carpets are definitely the way to go.

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Dulux Colour of the Year 2018

Last year it was “Denim Drift” – and sure enough, we’ve seen an influx of blues in home furnishings in 2017, from vibrant teal to navy – but 2018 is going to be all about mauve. Yes, the colour specialists at Dulux Global Aesthetic Centre have chosen the shade they predict will define our interiors over the coming 12 months, and it’s “Heart Wood”, a dusky mauve “designed to bring a sense of comfort to the home”.

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2018 trend: seventies chic

Move over mid-century modern – if the autumn/winter catwalks and trend forecasters are right, there’ll be a definite seventies vibe to our interiors in 2018. Designers such as Jonathan Adler have long championed the look but it seems it’s going mainstream; according to Pinterest, macramé wall hangings, chunky knitted throws and house plants are among the most-pinned items this month.

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Stain Free Summers

The school holidays are upon us and as well as keeping your kids busy and out of mischief, there are a million and one things to think about, not least keeping them from destroying your carefully chosen interior décor.

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Bare It All

Leaving your walls unpainted and untreated is one of the hottest home and interior design trends for this year, so carpet can be a great way to soften the industrial look and make it entirely liveable. 

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Perfect patterns for your home!
Welcome to COTY 2017: Denim Drift

We love colour, something a quick scroll through our blog posts will testify! It comes as little surprise, then, that ‘Colour of the Year’ announcements really make us tick, whether it’s the Colour Institute, Pantone, or perhaps a producer of pristine paints like Dulux...

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Pantone reconnects with nature

Every year we look forward to colour prediction season, but although a number of brands panic and gaze into their crystal ball early, there is only one prediction that holds credence the world over. We are referring to Pantone, the colour institute who place ridiculous amounts of effort into their shade analysis.

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Crown Floors returns to Harrogate

It’s that time of the year again. Not Christmas, New Year or Easter, rather the large milestone that protrudes from the flooring calendar; we are of course talking about The Flooring Show, Harrogate, where industry folk can discover the big trends for the year ahead.

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Crown Floors Blog

4 August 2017

Stain Free Summers

4 Aug 2017 by Tom Bourne

The school holidays are upon us and as well as keeping your kids busy and out of mischief, there are a million and one things to think about, not least keeping them from destroying your carefully chosen interior décor.

If you’re the lynchpin of a busy family, you’ll know that, other than Christmas, summer is the most testing time for your carpet, particularly if your children are young enough to be free from the constraints of smartphones and tablets. From trodden-in garden dirt to fizzy drinks, ice cream and concoctions never imagined, your carpet is pummelled on a daily basis. There are only so many times you can get the vacuum out or mop up a spill in one day!

That’s why stain-resistant carpets are such a fab idea for any family. From coffee to raspberry ripple, they’ll fend off most common household spills and can even be cleaned with diluted bleach, for those really tough stains, without fading. At Crown Floors, nearly all of our carpets come with stain-resistance, so you can choose the perfect look for your home free of the worry that your new look will be left looking worse for wear after the kids go back in September.

Our Easy Clean fibre really is just that, easy to keep looking great, though with any stain-resistant carpet it’s important to get to the spill as soon as possible. You’ll always get a better end result this way and there’s far less chance of permanent staining. Of course, regular vacuuming is also important to stop dirt wearing the fibres of your new Easy Clean carpet. We also recommend an annual professional clean. Do all this and your Easy Clean carpet is guaranteed to keep looking fabulous.

Head over to our Care page to learn more about stain first aid and to download our handy guide on the best techniques to remove a spill before it becomes a stain.