Buying Carpet

Choose carpet for comfort, warmth and luxury

Carpet flooring is the ultimate solution for adding comfort, style and warmth to your home or business. Whether you’re seeking the robustness of commercial broadloom carpet for your offices, the affordability of cheap carpet for a rental or the natural softness of luxury wool carpet for your home, Flooring Express Tauranga have all your carpet choices covered.

When it comes to choosing a carpet for your room, you need to think about the purpose of the space. Is it a busy space with high levels of foot traffic? Is it a business reception area where first impressions count? Or do you want softness and texture but need to accommodate pets with sharp claws?

Craig can help you choose the right carpet fibre to achieve the desired look, feel and performance of your room. From luxury wool carpets to durable solution-dyed nylon carpet options, we offer a diverse range of carpet styles, colours and textures to suit every taste and budget.


Craig explains the pros and cons of each carpet type below:

wool carpet flooring

Wool carpet

Wool carpet is renowned for its natural softness and luxurious feel, wool carpet is a timeless choice for homeowners and businesses seeking elegance and comfort. Its inherent resilience and stain resistance make it a highly practical option for busy households. A wide range of luxury commercial carpet is also available in wool.


  • Luxurious softness underfoot
  • Natural insulation properties for warmth and energy efficiency
  • Resilient and long-lasting
  • Naturally flame-resistant


  • Higher initial cost compared to synthetic options
  • Requires professional cleaning to maintain appearance
  • Limited colour options compared to synthetic fibres
  • May show tracking and shading over time

Solution-dyed nylon carpet

Engineered for durability and colour fastness, solution-dyed nylon carpet is perfect for high-traffic areas in both residential and commercial settings. Its vibrant colours and resistance to fading make nylon carpet a popular choice for modern interiors.


  • Exceptional durability and resilience
  • Excellent colour fastness and resistance to fading
  • Stain and soil resistant, easy to clean
  • Wide range of colours and styles available
  • Suitable for high-traffic areas


  • Can be more expensive than other synthetic fibres
  • Prone to static electricity in dry climates
  • May flatten over time in heavy traffic areas
  • Limited environmental sustainability compared to natural fibres
solution dyed nylon
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Polyester carpet

Known for its affordability and versatility, polyester carpet offers plush comfort and vibrant colours. Perfect for residential spaces and those seeking budget-friendly, yet stylish flooring solutions.


  • Budget-friendly option for homeowners
  • Wide range of colours and styles available
  • Soft and comfortable underfoot
  • Excellent stain resistance with built-in treatments
  • Environmentally friendly, made from recycled materials


  • Less durable than nylon or wool options
  • Prone to crushing and matting in high-traffic areas
  • Less resilient to heavy furniture and foot traffic
  • May show wear and tear more quickly than other fibres
  • Less resistant to moisture and mildew

Triexta carpet

Triexta carpet is more durable and resilient than polyester and offers superior stain resistance. Ideal for families with children and pets, Triexta carpet provides long-lasting performance without sacrificing style.


  • Triexta is the softest carpet and feels luxurious underfoot
  • Excellent durability and resilience
  • Environmentally friendly, made from renewable resources
  • Wide colour range available
  • Retains colour and texture well over time


  • Prone to matting and crushing in high-traffic areas without proper maintenance
  • May require professional cleaning for stubborn stains
  • Product delivery can take 6-8 weeks
triexa carpet

Choosing the perfect carpet style

In addition to choosing the right carpet fibre, selecting the appropriate style of carpet is essential for achieving the desired look and performance. We are so fortunate to have an abundance of choice when it comes to choosing a carpet style.

If you love the natural, organic look, then check out natural sisal an eco-friendly option made from wool. If you want to add texture to your interior design space, you’ll love the textured, patterned and multi level loop carpets. If pattern or a personalised design is at the top of your wish list view our Axminster carpets. When softness and comfort is at the top of your list, you’ll find cut pile carpet is the ultimate in plushness and is now available in many different colours thanks to Triexta and solution-dyed nylon product development.

Below are some of the most popular carpet styles and their benefits:

Cut pile carpet
• Provides a soft and plush feel underfoot
• Offers excellent durability and resilience
• Available in a wide range of colours and textures
• Ideal for residential spaces seeking comfort and warmth
Patterned loop carpet
• Adds visual interest and sophistication
• Available in a variety of intricate designs and patterns
• Provides excellent durability and performance
• Ideal for formal living spaces and commercial settings
Level loop carpet
• Offers a smooth and uniform appearance
• Resistant to crushing and matting
• Suitable for high-traffic areas in both residential and commercial settings
• Provides excellent durability and performance
Axminster carpet
• Available in a variety of geometric and floral patterns
• Provides superior durability and resilience
• Ideal for high-end residential and commercial applications
• Allows for customisation and personalisation of carpets
Multi level loop carpet
• Creates a textured and visually appealing surface
• Hides dirt and stains effectively
• Offers enhanced durability and resilience
• Ideal for adding depth and dimension to residential and commercial spaces
Textured loop carpet
• Offers a casual and relaxed appearance to interiors
• Hides footprints and vacuum marks effectively
• Provides excellent durability and resilience
• Ideal for busy households and high-traffic areas
Natural sisal
• Natural and eco-friendly option made from wool
• Provides a rustic and organic look
• Durable and resistant to wear and tear
• Ideal for adding warmth and texture to contemporary spaces

Choosing the perfect carpet grade and weight

When selecting carpet you should consider the grade and weight of the carpet, which indicates quality and performance.

Rental grade carpet

Rental grade or low-weight carpets 22-32oz offer budget-friendly options ideal for rental properties.

Homeowner grade carpet

Homeowner grade 34-45oz carpets are suitable for most residential applications with moderate traffic.

Luxury grade carpet

Luxury grade 44-58oz carpets provide longer-lasting performance in high-traffic areas and commercial spaces.

Super luxury grade carpet

Super luxury grade carpets 60-80oz are superior luxury carpets that will maintain their appearance for longer.

Stockists of New Zealand's leading carpet brands

Our Gate Pa carpet store in Tauranga proudly offers New Zealand’s premium carpet brands, each renowned for their quality, craftsmanship and innovative designs.
Click the individual logos below to view the full range of carpets for that brand: 

Godfrey Hirst Carpet Tauranga & GH Commercial

As a leading name in the industry, Godfrey Hirst carpets are synonymous with luxury, durability, and style. Crafted using the finest materials and cutting-edge technologies, Godfrey Hirst carpet will elevate any interior space. Choose from:

Godfrey Hirst carpet
Godfrey Hirst carpet tiles
Godfrey Hirst wool carpet
Godfrey Hirst solution-dyed nylon carpet
Godfrey Hirst residential carpet
GH commercial carpet

Feltex Carpets Tauranga

Feltex carpets combine superior craftsmanship with contemporary designs to create flooring solutions that stand the test of time.

From the residential extra heavy duty of Feltex 8th Wonder to the resilience and comfort of Feltex Dream Shadows solution-dyed nylon carpet.

With a focus on innovation and sustainability, Feltex carpets offer unmatched comfort and performance for residential and commercial applications.

Belgotex Carpet

Belgotex carpets are renowned for their exceptional quality, durability and aesthetic appeal.

With a wide range of styles, colours, and textures to choose from, Belgotex carpets add a touch of sophistication to any interior space, making them a preferred choice among homeowners and designers alike.

Jacobsen Carpet

 Jacobsen carpets are synonymous with innovation, durability, and style. With a commitment to quality and sustainability, Jacobsen carpets offer unmatched performance and aesthetics for residential and commercial projects of any scale.

Project Floors

 Project Floors offers innovative and stylish carpet solutions designed to meet the needs of modern living.

With a focus on durability and design versatility, Project Floors carpets add a touch of luxury to any space, making them a popular carpet choice among homeowners and designers.

Urban Carpets

 Urban carpets are known for their contemporary designs and high-quality craftsmanship.

With a focus on urban living and modern aesthetics, Urban carpets bring sophistication and style to any interior space, making them a preferred choice for residential and commercial projects.

Residential and commercial carpet supplied and installed across Tauranga

Visit our Flooring Express Gate Pa carpet store in Tauranga to explore the full range of residential and commercial carpets available.

Craig is ready to assist you in finding the perfect carpet flooring solution for your project.