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Woolability – live naturally and choose wool carpets

Flooring is where wool excels. Let’s spin some of the benefits of wool carpets in the home. Practically speaking wool is resilient, stain resistant, flame-retardant, a natural insulator and as a soundproofer brings much welcomed peace and quiet to interiors.

In the making with Margo Selby

From seaside to ticking, stripes never really go out of style. The new Margo Selby Stripes for Alternative Flooring take this classic design staple in fresh directions. We talk to one of our favourite collaborators, the award-winning woven textile designer Margo Selby about her latest collection for Alternative Flooring.

Nice to see ewe…at Wool BnB

Alternative Flooring loves wool and we swiftly got into the spirit for Woolly Hat Day, but our highlight of Wool Week was taking part in The Campaign for Wool’s first ever Wool BnB where everything from carpets to cardigans was made of this most natural of fibres.

Rockett St George share new season trends

Rockett St George is an online emporium of expressive homeware with an exceptional quirky style that inspires and delights. Here Jane shares some of her new season trends which include Alternative’s very own Quirky Tess.

Guest Blog: Modern Cool – what does it mean to be cool these days?

Stephen Cheliotis, Chairman of the CoolBrands Council UK and Chief Executive of The Centre for Brand Analysis. As a previous Alternative guest blogger, we invited Stephen back to ask a few more questions about ‘Modern Cool’ and CoolBrands 2014/15 and why he felt Alternative Flooring had won this tribute for two years on the trot.

Guest Blog: Ashley Hicks

Ashley Hicks has designed two distinct patterned carpets called Chainmail and Daisy for Alternative Flooring’s new Quirky B – a broadloom patterned carpet collection that launches at Decorex International.

Carpet – The Comeback King

Carpet is making a comeback with a bang this season and bursting with pattern, texture and colour. People are becoming bolder with flooring choices and happy to mix and match or make carpet a statement.

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