Selecting a carpet that is right for you

When choosing carpet for your home, colour and design play a major role in your decision. But there are a few other things you need to consider as well. Our carpet guide is here to break it all down for you so you can walk into your local carpet store armed with knowledge on pricing, fibre, styles, density and pile. We’re here to help you make an informed decision on the important household investment that is carpet.

Carpet Buying Guide



Price range:

$60 - $105
per square metre

$540 - $945
for a 3m x 3m room

Approximate cost for carpet, carpet underlay and carpet installation.

*For patterned carpets, calculator does not account for pattern match requirements. Price ranges reflect a fair representation of a typical carpet price based on style and face weight, average installation changes and carpet underlay costs. Actual costs vary depending on product selected and local market.


Want to know our little secret? The exceptional fibre known as nylon is the reason for our famous STAINMASTER® carpet performance. It’s soft and shows colour
beautifully but is also known for its durability. This little fibre is resilient, repellent, long-lasting and easy to clean. Thank you, nylon.


All Styles
Cut and loop
Cut pile high twist
Multi level loop
Level loop

Height & Thickness

Want plush? Or sleek? Or something in between? Carpet density is basically a combination of height and thickness. Together they are key factors in your carpet’s look and feel, and they also influence its resilience and durability. Get to know the basics below to decide which options are best for your home and lifestyle.


AKA Density

How tightly carpet fibers are packed together determines its thickness or density.
  • Tightly packed fibres resist soil and spills.
  • Gives a sleeker, modern look
  • Feels comfortable and
  • Denser carpet is more durable.
  • Looser fibres look more casual.
  • Resists damage better than thin carpet
  • Good for moderate-traffic areas
  • Can provide a cleaner, sleeker look
  • Most affordable option
  • Good for low-traffic areas


AKA Pile

The length of a carpet's individual fibres determines whether it has a tall pile, like shag carpet, or a short and flat pile.
  • Longer fibres can feel looser yet comfortable
  • Tall pile gives a more casual look
  • Crushes more easily than short pile carpets
  • Good for bedrooms
  • Medium height feels slightly plush
  • Holds up to traffic better than tall pile
  • Good for bedrooms and living rooms
  • Short height is sleeker, feels modern
  • Versatile; can look formal or casual
  • Best for high-traffic areas
  • Good for living rooms, halls, dens