If you are looking for the right flooring solutions when designing a pub or bar establishment, you would probably choose something that is hardwearing, long-lasting, and easy to clean like wood flooring. Just imagine if your customers spill their wine! you would want your floor cleaned up immediately.

So Why Do British Pubs Use Carpet?

Although there isn’t a universal design that characterizes a “British Pub”, you can always tell when you’re in one. The history of pub flooring started over a hundred years ago. The use of carpet flooring in a British pub is more so due to circumstances than practicality.

The Beginning of Carpet as Pub Flooring 

Before british pub gained popularity, people of varying economic classes went to Public Houses to enjoy a good night of drinking that mostly used wood floor materials. However, English gentlemens of the upper class preferred not to attend public houses. 

To cater to these gentlemen, pubs began to create a different atmosphere with a more upscale drinking experience. They included carpet flooring and cushioned seats. This setting create an elegant atmosphere. 

During the Victorian Age, the british pub became less of a luxurious thing. The use of carpet flooring with intricate patterns and rich colours became more widespread and an inspiration to suit many. Many featured floral carpet designs, which were popular at the time. 

In the mid-20th century, pub carpets became more standardized, with plain or geometric designs. Synthetic materials, such as nylon and polyester, were also introduced, making carpets more affordable and hardwearing.

Today ,carpets come in a wide range of styles, colors, and materials, from traditional wool carpets to modern, high-tech options.

Selecting the Perfect pub/bar or restaurant carpet

Selecting a pub carpet can be a fun and creative process, but there are a few important factors to consider:


Pubs are high-traffic areas so a pub carpet should be able to withstand heavy foot traffic and spills. Commercial-grade carpets or stain-resistant fibers made with synthetic materials are a good flooring choice as they are durable and easy to clean for such a venue.


The carpet should match the overall appearance and decor of your pub. Consider the color scheme, furniture, and lighting when selecting a carpet range.


Pubs are meant to be comfortable and welcoming spaces, and a soft, plush quality carpet can go a long way toward creating that atmosphere.


Carpet flooring are slip-resistant as spills and wet floors can be hazardous.


Consider the maintenance requirements of the carpet. To maintain, some materials may require professional cleaning, while others can be easily cleaned with a vacuum or spot cleaning.


Last thing is cost. Synthetic materials are often more affordable than wool, and plain or geometric designs are usually less expensive than quality intricate patterns. 

Not sure what to do? book a free consultation with one of our flooring experts for flooring ideas and advise for your pub. Teka Services supply a broad range of high-quality carpets for your bar, restaurant projects or any other kind of business.

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