From contemporary stripes to traditional axminster patterns, classic wool twists to on trend grey loops, from wall to wall fitting to bound edge runners, carpets come in all shapes, sizes, colours and designs, Woodwards can cater for all needs!

There are a variety of fibres used to manufacture carpets, each with their own benefits. Wool carpets have excellent appearance retention and vacuum exceptionally well. Wool is very much the traditional fibre. Very often wool is blended with a synthetic fibre such as nylon or polypropylene, the most common mix is 80% wool, 20% synthetic. Combining fibres means you get a mix of the positive properties from various fibres and changing the quantities of the blends means that there is a carpet fibre which is suitable throughout your home. Polypropylene based carpet combine stain resistant qualities with excellent durability; it also offers good value for money. When selecting a carpet you will need to decide which surface finish you will require, twist, saxony, velvet or looped finish.

Each carpet range contains multiple colours and, with some manufacturers offering a special dye service, a colour to suit any interior decor can be found or created. Carpets are traditionally produced 4 metres wide, but these days more and more are produced with an 'extra wide' 5 metre width. Multiple widths and cut-to-size options are available from selected manufacturers.



We pride ourselves on being one of the very few flooring companies in the area who employ our own in house fitters. This gives us full control of the quality of workmanship and as a result we will personally guarantee all the work whatever the type of flooring you choose.

Dave Bolten is our lead fitter and has been with Woodwards for over 25 years, he has over 30 years of floor fitting experience and knows the importance of getting the installation right first time. This not only comes from time served experience but an attention to detail that starts with preparing the sub floor right the way through to the removal and disposal of old carpets and flooring.


MR & Mrs Leonard, RIPON

This Bronte Classic Twist was made to measure with no joins to fully cover this large living area.


A Balterio Stretto wood laminate floor was perfectly installed to echo the outside decking area.


Busy family life meant this Mohawk Velvet Dream offered the perfect hardwearing yet design led solution.


A mezzanine floor and stairs perfectly finished off in Westex special dye offered the ideal solution.

Sally & Ted Green, HARROGATE

Adore touch LVT completed with bespoke finishes gives this living space the perfect look.

Michelle & Chris, BOSTOn SPA

Light and bright with a luxurious underfoot feel, with this Greendale quantock 100% wool carpet

Laurance & Emily, YORK

Abbeyford Plaid Axminster, traditional yet on-trend appeal.

Tom & Vanessa, Harrogate

Wool Loops collection, Subtle stripes & hard wearing appeal.

Pete & Bex, York

Westex Natural Loop on the stairs, and Greendale Soft Sentiment in the TV room

Emma & Lyn, Harrogate

Follifoot oak, natural finish.



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Carpet Fibres - Which Carpet - Godfrey Hirst Wool


A natural fibre from sheep, wool is renewable and sustainable.

  • Wool carpets have a natural and soft luxurious feel.

  • The unique fibre structure is strong and hard-wearing and provides natural protection to help resist staining and soiling.

  • Wool carpets absorb noise so are quiet and naturally flame retardent so are safe.

  • Wool's natural properties help keep your home cool in summer and warm in winter.

  • Wool fibres are natural, renewable and biodegradeable.

Carpet Fibres - Which Carpet - Wool Blends

Wool Blends

Wool, mixed with a synthetic fibre.

  • Wool blends are usually 80% wool and 20% synthetic fibre but also come in a variety of other ratios.

  • Offer the resilience and durability found in synthetic fibres with the natural appearance and luxurious feel of wool.

  • Mixing synthetic fibre with wool can help to hold the twist definition in some carpet styles, providing improved wearing ability and reduced shedding from short fibres.

Carpet Fibres - Which Carpet - Godfrey Hirst Nylon


A synthetic fibre.

  • Nylon carpets provide long term resilience, durability and stain resistance.

  • As nylon fibres readily accept dye they have a large colour palette.

  • Is a versatile fibre type that can be made in many carpet styles.

Carpet Fibres - Which Carpet - Godfrey Hirst Polyester


A less expensive synthetic fibre.

  • Polyester carpets are less expensive.

  • Beautifully soft, they are well suited to low traffic areas.

  • Are less luxurious but still soft and provide good colourfastness.

Carpet Fibres - Which Carpet - Godfrey Hirst Polypropylene


Polypropylene is a less expensive synthetic fibre manufactured from man-made materials.

  • Polypropylene carpets are less expensive, colourfast and resist most stains.

  • Usually manufactured into loop style carpets, they are great for low traffic areas.


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