Inspirational and high quality carpets to suit every room in your home.
We track down the best available products to suit every budget. From high-end British wool woven carpets to tough polypropylene stain-resistant carpets and tiles, there’s a flooring option for every activity and every mood in your home.
At our Inverness showroom, you’ll find inspirational carpets to suit every room, plus robust carpets to fit every use, from all the principal manufacturers. Alongside the fantastic choice comes our renowned Sharon Leon customer service.
When accidents happen, it doesn’t mean your carpet is ruined.
Resistant to stains and bleach cleanable. Stain free carpets will stand up to the test.
Modern synthetic fibres provide a luxurious feel underfoot.
Stain free carpets can withstand the trials of a busy family household.
Stain free carpets are made from synthetic fibres that are engineered to resist staining and are often bleach cleanable. Modern synthetic fibres provide durability whilst retaining a soft, comfortable feel underfoot. Practicality doesn’t come at the expense of luxury.
…and how to choose the right one for your room.
A close cut, short pile with a smooth feel. Less prone to indentations.
Durable construction, available in natural or berber flecked colours. A rustic yet attractive finish.
A dense construction with a soft feel. A Luxurious option for rooms requiring the wow factor.
Hard wearing and less prone to show marks and scuffs. The most popular choice among families and high traffic homes.
Unsure which carpet type would be best for your room? Contact us and speak to one of our experts for guidance.
The key differences between wool and synthetic carpet.
Add a little highlands wow factor to your home with one of our stunning Tartan or Plaid carpets. We have many designs to choose from, and can even commission bespoke carpet to specific tartan patterns.
Most of our tartan and plaid carpets have a high wool content of at least 80%, making them a sustainable choice for your home. High wool content carpets combine luxurious comfort with hard-wearing practicality.
Sharon Leon specialises in tartan and plaid carpets. Tartan creates a versatile look that can be both traditional and contemporary, funky yet classic. If you want a subtle or urban look, we have plaids inspired by Harris Tweed tones – or you can make a statement with a rich and colourful traditional tartan. Timeless tartans and plaids work in both period and modern homes. We stock samples of some of the finest brands of tartan carpets available in Scotland, including Axminster, Brintons and Ulster. These carpets are suitable for every room in your home, adding a touch of distinctive class to your lounge, dining room, hall, stairs, bedrooms and bathrooms.
Have you seen a tartan design somewhere that you’d like to bring into your home? Bespoke tartan carpets are available for quantities of 24 sq metres and above. You choose the quality, colours and design and we’ll make it for you. There are no limitations to colour combinations. Conjure up subtle landscape shades from British coastlines, wild hedgerows or misty moorlands – or create a palette from memories of picnic blankets, kilts, scarves and all things woolen and warm. You could even recreate your family’s clan tartan with a personal twist for your very own piece of Scottish tradition.
As well as offering a natural, warm, soft, luxurious eco-friendly choice for your home, a British wool carpet is strong, non-slip, stain and fire-resistant. British wool carpet creates a healthier environment, offering natural insulating properties to reduce noise, heat loss and condensation, and improve air quality.
A British wool carpet offers higher bulk than other carpet wools and responds well to cleaning, making it the best choice for your home’s good looks – and your health! Choose from our huge range of brands in store, including Cormar and Brockway, and treat yourself to the cosiest carpet ever!
We are extremely proud to be one of only 6 retailers throughout Scotland to have an Alternative Flooring Play Store. The Play Store showcases hundreds of flooring options allowing you to get a feel for your floor from the samples in-store.
Our Alternative PlayStore is one of only 6 throughout the whole of Scotland. Get the full alternative flooring experience at Sharon Leon.
Our team of flooring experts are at hand to answer any of your questions regarding any of the alternative flooring range.
Our team of experienced carpet fitters will make sure your new carpet is installed to the highest standard. We are renowned for our high standards, friendly service and our attention to the small details.
Our highly skilled fitters ensure even the trickiest of patterned carpets is installed neatly and to the highest standard. Even across hall, stairs and landing.
Two houses, two generations and another in our long family history of trusting Sharon Leon with our latest carpet requirements. Delighted as always with the quality and efficiency of this excellent family business. Great teamwork and another fantastic result. Thanks guys!
Just a few top tips and frequently asked questions about how to look after your newly installed carpet.
On the odd occasion a tuft from the pile of the carpet can work its way to the surface and sit proud above the rest. If this happens simply trim the tuft using scissors or a pair of sharp nail clippers.
Never pull on the tuft as this may create a larger defect in the carpet which cannot be rectified without replacing the entire carpet.
Furniture of any sort will leave indentations in your carpet over time. This is particularly noticeable for carpets with a high pile height. We advise moving furniture on a regular basis to allow the pile of the carpet to ‘bounce back’.
If your furniture is especially heavy, or the feet are particularly pointed or sharp we would recommend using furniture pads on the feet where required.
Removing your outside footwear before entering the room reduces the amount of dirt and soil that comes into contact with your new carpet. Where removing outside shoes isn’t an option we recommend a matching rug to help take the worst of the soiling. We can make a rug from matching carpet, or you can choose a complimentary design. Rugs are more easily replaced than the carpet.
Unfortunately accidents do happen, if you are unlucky enough to have spilled liquid on your new carpet it is paramount that the stain is dealt with quickly and correctly. The longer a stain is left on the carpet the harder it will be to remove as it works it’s way into the pile.
Be sure to use the correct method to clean your carpet. Not all man-made carpets are bleach cleanable, and never use bleach on a natural carpet such as wool.
Regularly vacuuming your carpet will remove the build-up of soil within the fibres that can make your carpet look dirty. Removing the soil from within the fibres will also help prolong the life of your new carpet by reducing the abrasion between the dirt and the fibres which can prematurely wear your carpet over time.
Always check with us the correct way to clean your carpet. Most of the new man-made synthetic carpets are bleach cleanable but not all of them.
If you carpet is bleach cleanable, dilute the bleach before cleaning. Use 1 part bleach to 10 parts water. Always test on a small patch before cleaning large areas.
For wool carpets use water or a WoolSafe approved cleaning spray.
Where stains are particularly heavy, professional help may be required. Give us a call and we can put you in touch with a reputable cleaner.
We supply all types of flooring for your home. From carpets and rugs through to real wood flooring we have something to cater for all tastes and styles.
Sharon Leon carpets was originally set up in 1963 on Bridge Street, Inverness, by James Sheerin. We were one of the first flooring businesses to introduce broadloom carpeting, allowing carpets to be fitted wall-to-wall without any seams.
Come visit us in one of our two showrooms. Our friendly staff will be on hand to help you choose the right flooring for your home.
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