The Donnelly Watson Carpet & Flooring Blog

This is where you'll find all the latest news from Suffolk's premier flooring specialists, including expert tips and advice, inspiration and ideas, competitions and events, domestic and commercial case studies, and company updates.

How to Stop Floorboards Creaking

Creaky floorboards can be a real nuisance, particularly late at night when every little sound is magnified. Whether you’re worrying about stepping on the wrong board and waking up the rest of the house or hearing suspicious creaks that raise the prospect of intruders, they’re at best an irritation and at worst can cause real […]

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How to Insulate Your Home This Winter

To quote one of our favourite TV shows: “winter is coming.” If you feel like your winter bills are always higher than they should be, it could be that your home’s insulation might not be up to scratch. However, that doesn’t mean you need to go through the costly process of double glazing or tearing […]

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Our Top Carpet Care Tips

The way a carpet looks can change an entire room; if the carpet looks brand new, a room seems fresh and clean, but if it’s tired and tatty, the room will look tired and tatty too. Thankfully, keeping your carpets in great condition really needn’t be that hard. All you have to do is follow […]

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The LVT Revolution

The popularity of luxury vinyl tiles (LVT) has soared in recent years as savvy homeowners with an eye for interior design search for ways to achieve that perfect wood or stone look for less. Thanks to LVT, everyone can have a durable, versatile and beautiful floor that looks like it’s straight out of an interior […]

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A Simple Guide to Carpet Styles

Here at Donnelly Watson, we’re cuckoo about carpets. Whether we’re going bonkers for Berber or loopy for Loop Pile, we understand the style, process and story behind every carpet we sell. We also know the importance of provenance to customers. Ultimately, you want to know where something is from and how it’s been made, ensuring […]

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Choosing the Best Flooring for Your Rental Property

As a landlord, you’ll know that decorating a property is a delicate balance between providing an environment that’s welcoming and attractive to tenants, but durable and cost-effective for you. However, with so many flooring options available, from hard-wearing carpets to vinyl and laminate, how do you go about choosing the best flooring for your rental […]

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Interior Design With Jojo Humes Brown

The summer is a wonderful time to update your home. Although an interior renovation project can be stressful and overwhelming, it doesn’t have to be if you utilise an expert for tips, advice, consultation and inspiration. With that in mind, we caught up with one of Suffolk’s residential and commercial design experts, Jojo Humes Brown, […]

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Famous Carpets Through the Ages

From Aladdin’s faithful companion to the beautiful Persian designs that adorn our favourite period dramas, the design and creation of carpets has held our fascination for centuries. Whether you’re a huge Disney fan or a massive history buff, grab a cuppa and get ready to wriggle your toes into our cosy collection of the world’s […]

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Flower Power – Are Floral Carpets Coming Back?

When you hear the phrase ‘flower power’, you probably think of the Swinging Sixties – and, chances are, when you hear the phrase ‘floral carpets’, you probably think the same. However, those of us who follow interior design trends know better. Floral carpets are no longer a thing of the past and things are coming […]

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Bristow Holland: Commercial Case Study

In September 2017, we were approached by specialist IT recruitment agency Bristow Holland to supply and fit new flooring for their head office at Brightwell Barns business park. The Bristow Holland team didn’t have a preference when it came to laminate or carpet, meaning we were effectively working from a blank canvas. After discussing the […]

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