Answers to frequently asked questions from Carpet Giant, Yate

Frequently asked questions

We understand that you’re busy and can’t always make it to our flooring showroom in Bristol, so we’ve set this up to cover FAQs and provide some inspiration for your next project.


  • Monday to Friday - 9am -5.30pm Saturday 9am - 4.30pm Sunday 10am - 4pm We are open on bank holidays!

  • Ask us! We're happy to come to measure your room for you, free of charge. You can also use our Flooring Calculator to help you measure your room and estimate the amount of floor covering to order.

  • Carpet Giant serves Gloucestershire and Wiltshire, an area including (but not limited to) Gloucestershire, Bristol, Bath, Swindon, Wiltshire, Stroud, Dursley, Yate and Thornbury.

  • Yes, our in-house team will fit the flooring we supply. All work is fully guaranteed.

  • We carry huge stocks of carpets and vinyls. Stock carpets and vinyls can be cut and our friendly team will load it into your car straight away. If we are fitting the flooring for you, this can usually be done within three days, in some cases even the next day.

  • Yes! By prior arrangement, our fitting team can uplift and dispose of old flooring and move furniture. (There is a small charge for this service)

Essential insights

  • Laminate flooring is known for its affordability, durability against scratches, and ease of installation. It's a popular choice for those on a budget.

  • Carpet is comfortable and adds warmth, and several of our ranges are designed for high-traffic areas. You could also consider durable options like laminate or other alternatives for heavy foot traffic.

  • Yes, vinyl flooring is an excellent choice for moisture-prone areas. It is water-resistant and can withstand humidity, making it suitable for bathrooms, kitchens, and basements.

  • Laminate flooring is relatively easy to maintain. Regular sweeping or vacuuming, along with occasional damp mopping, is usually sufficient. Avoid excessive moisture to prevent damage.

  • It is possible to install radiant heating under certain laminate floors. However, it's crucial to check with the manufacturer for compatibility and follow proper installation guidelines.

  • The lifespan of carpet depends on factors such as quality, maintenance, and traffic. On average, well-maintained carpet can last around 10-15 years, but this can vary.

  • Consider your budget, the room's function, and your lifestyle. Assess the long-term value and durability of each option to find a flooring solution that fits your financial plan.

Need a hand?

Book a free consultation with our team and they'll come out to discuss flooring options, measure your space, and show you samples to match your budget and needs.

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