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Dijon Home & Flooring
Carpets

Dijon Home & Flooring supplies natural carpets beyond the simply functional with designs that are indulgently tactile and others that are soft underfoot. Sourced from around the world, our natural flooring is simple but sophisticated, creating interiors that are tempered by interesting textures.

Only supplying carpets manufactured from sustainable natural resources, Dijon Home & Flooring aims for the products it supplies to have the minimum impact on the environment.

We have two main types of carpet:

Natural Fibre

A textured statement for floors. Sourced from around the globe natural flooring is available in sisal, grasses, coir and jute. Choose from a variety of interesting weaves and natural hues which will compliment any contemporary or traditional interior.

The range in our showrooms shows just how creative the best natural fibre flooring can be. The design-led sisal and sisal/wool weaves create dramatic patterns, making a statement in any room.

Natural - Baldwin

Wool

Luxurious and hardwearing, wool flooring can be chunky and cosy or finely knitted for that contemporary feel. Tones can be warm and natural or contrasting in black and white. Pattern can be pin dot or striking stripes for feature areas within the home.

Dijon Home & Floorings collection has been fitted in many domestic homes and commercial hotels, health clubs & spas. Exclusive and innovative, the range in our showrooms is an ambitious collection that shows just how creative the best wool flooring can be.

Wool - Mississippi Stripe Black-Silver

A Little More About Each Material

Wool

Wool, a fibre from animal origins, has been used for making carpets as far back as 3000BC.

The many advantages of wool for use in carpets are the direct result of its naturalness. Wool is soft, warm and luxurious with properties imparting fine appearance, comfort and durability.

One of the most important requirements of a carpet is appearance retention. Wool is a superb choice for the face fibre with its easy care, natural resiliency, soil resistance, ease of maintenance and flame retardancy. This combined with its inherent anti-static properties makes wool a perfect choice for a luxury carpet.

Dyeing

Wool is a very versatile fibre and can be dyed to a wide variety of fast shades from pale pastel to deep rich shades.

Crucial Trading has designed and produced a huge array of inspirational weaves - all using the highest grade wools - from textural little balls to sophisticated herringbones.

The Carpets

Dijon Home & Flooring offer a unique range of exciting and texturally interesting carpets which will complement both modern and classic design concepts.

The wool range of Carpets can be used in most domestic locations with some products also being suitable for contract situations.

Conditioning

As with all carpets the wool collection should be conditioned in the area in which they are to be laid for at least 48 hours. It is recommended that the carpet is unrolled, laid out and cut to shape but oversize by about 60mm to allow for any change in dimensions during the conditioning period.

Because the products are made from natural materials there will always be slight variations in the yarn, weave and colour which are all part of the aesthetic charm of a natural floor. During its lifetime, your floor covering will naturally lighten in colour.

If you look after your carpet in the right way, you will have a carpet that is truly special with excellent performance.

Dyeing

Bright and relatively fast shades can be obtained using Azoic or Vat dyes.

Wool - Audrey Sunrise

However, it is advisable to avoid putting jute floor coverings in areas of bright sunlight e.g. in front of patio windows.

The Floor Covering

Dijon Home & Flooring offers a selection of jute carpets including fine weave herringbone and boucle in natural shades.

As stated above, it should be noted that jute can be affected by bright sunlight.

Carpets made with jute are not as hard-wearing as some of the other natural plant fibres but it has a softer handle which can be more pleasing to some tastes.

 

Coir

Coir (Coconucifera) 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 floor coverings.

Coir - Boucle

Sunlight

It should be noted that bleached Coir can revert to its natural colour when exposed to bright sunlight.

Moisture

Coir is a hygroscopic fibre and can absorb water under humid conditions so it is advisable to avoid areas of high moisture.

Coir reacts to moisture by expanding which can lead to the carpet wrinkling and buckling. When discharging moisture coir shrinks.

Conditioning

Coir carpets should be conditioned in the area in which they are to be laid for at least 48 hours. It is recommended that the carpet is unrolled, laid out and cut to shape but oversize by about 60mm to allow for any change in dimensions during the conditioning period.

 

Sisal

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 carpets and rugs.

End-use

Carpets made with sisal are hard-wearing and can be used in a wide range of locations including domestic and some contract areas. Special care and attention must be taken when installing sisal carpets where high moisture levels are likely e.g. bathrooms and kitchens.

In most instances sisal natural floor coverings will give excellent performance. However, because of the natural properties of sisal, Dijon Home & Flooring cannot guarantee that shrinkage will not occur.

Moisture

Sisal absorbs moisture readily and floor coverings made with sisal can shrink. Care must therefore be taken when installing the product.

Conditioning

Sisal carpets should be conditioned in the area in which they are to be laid for at least 48 hours. It is recommended that the carpet is unrolled, laid out and cut to shape but oversize by about 60mm to allow for any change in dimensions during the conditioning period.

End-use

Carpets made with sisal are hard-wearing and can be used in a wide range of locations including domestic and some contract areas. Special care and attention must be taken when installing sisal carpets where high moisture levels are likely e.g. bathrooms and kitchens.

In most instances sisal natural carpets will give excellent performance. However, because of the natural properties of sisal, Crucial Trading cannot guarantee that shrinkage will not occur.

Moisture

Sisal absorbs moisture readily and carpets made with sisal can shrink. Care must therefore be taken when installing the product.

Conditioning

Sisal carpets should be conditioned in the area in which they are to be laid for at least 48 hours. It is recommended that the carpet is unrolled, laid out and cut to shape but oversize by about 60mm to allow for any change in dimensions during the conditioning period.

 

Seagrass

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 carpet.

Seagrass - Fine Herringbone

Dyeing

Seagrass is a hard impermeable fibre which is not possible to dye by conventional techniques so that most products are supplied in the natural coloured state or with the addition of a coloured yarn such as sisal.

The Carpet

Seagrass is a natural, stylish and hardwearing floor covering for carpets. There is a selection of different woven designs in the range we offer, from the original natural colour to various designs with a natural seagrass warp and different coloured sisal weft yarns.

Seagrass is good quality but the spinning and weaving processes are unsophisticated and therefore inconsistencies can occur.

Seagrass carpets are naturally stain resistant, anti-static and hard wearing and can be used in most domestic locations and some light contract areas. However, in areas of heavy foot traffic or where castor chairs are used, the use of loose laid mats or protective pads for added protection is recommended.

Dijon Home & Flooring does not recommend the use of seagrass products on stairs.

Moisture

Seagrass is a natural product and it is possible that if laid in areas of high humidity or dampness mould or mildew can form on the fibre. Normally this can be brushed off when it is dry. In exceptional cases the mould or mildew can be treated with a weak solution of bleach or a sterilising fluid such as Milton. If the dampness persists then it is possible that mould and mildew will reappear.  

Conditioning

Seagrass carpets should be conditioned in the area in which they are to be laid for at least 48 hours. It is recommended that the carpet is unrolled, laid out and cut to shape but oversize by about 60mm to allow for any change in dimensions during the conditioning period.

Maintenance

This information deals specifically with natural plant fibres and although the methods can be used for the care and maintenance of wool products, other conventional methods can also be used on the wool range.

To ensure that natural carpets keep their appearance it is necessary to maintain a regular cleaning routine including the immediate attention to any spillages.

Due to their nature, some natural fibre carpets e.g jute and sisal (particularly the lighter shades), are prone to water marking when water is spilt onto them.

The use of a barrier mat, e.g. coir at the entrance to premises greatly reduces the amount of dirt being walked into an area.

Natural carpets are extremely absorbent and should therefore only be used indoors and away from areas of excessive moisture. Under no circumstances should they be wet shampooed or wet cleaned.

Daily care

It is easier to remove surface dirt from a carpet than embedded dirt. A light cleaning with a non-beater bar vacuum cleaner will remove surface dirt before it becomes embedded in the carpet.

Because of their latex backing, which prevents dust and dirt build-up beneath the carpet, natural fibre carpets offer fairly easy and basic maintenance and cleaning.

Dijon Home & Flooring recommends a suction cleaner without beater bars since the latter can cause some damage to the surface of the carpet.

In cases of heavy soiling with mud etc. the soil should be allowed to dry, then using a stiff brush along the weave structure, brush the soil and then vacuum with the suction cleaner.

Jute products or light coloured carpets are not recommended for areas susceptible to soiling or heavy use.

General cleaning

It is recommended that all areas fitted with natural carpets be given a thorough vacuum at least once a week using a non-beater bar suction type cleaner.

Spillages

In the case of severe spillages prompt action when dealing with the spillage will minimise staining.




We have hundreds of satisfied customers who have bought solid wood, hard wood, engineered wood, laminate flooring, natural stone flooring, under floor heating, carpet, and more and had it installed or fitted by us in Birmingham, Bournemouth, Bristol, Cambridge, Cardiff, Cheltenham, Edinburgh, Henley on Thames, Kingston Upon Thames, Lichfield, London, Manchester, Nottingham, Oxford, Poole, Solihull, Stratford-on-Avon, Sutton Coldfield, Warwick, and Worcester.

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