'ultimate luxury' Carpet for Leinster House will cost €35k
The carpet on the main stairs, corridors and landings of Government Buildings is set to be replaced at a cost of around €35,000.
The new floor covering will include a carpet described as "the ultimate in luxury and sophistication", which is 80pc wool and retails for around €83 per square metre.
The Office of Public Works (OPW) is currently seeking tenders for the supply and installation of the new carpet at Government Buildings, and the estimated value of the contract is €35,000 plus VAT.
One of two carpets specifically required under the tender is a product from the 'Velvet Collection' of British manufacturer, Brintons.
The particular product, 'Douglas Steel', is comprised of 80pc wool and 20pc nylon, and retails online for £74.99 (€83.20) per square metre.
The collection is described on the Brintons website as "the ultimate in luxury and sophistication".
The tender requests the provision of a woven, 10-row carpet from Wilton.
"Yarn construction must be 80pc wool and 20pc nylon with a jute/model polypropylene or equivalent backing and be manufactured in broadroom widths," it states.
Woven Wilton carpet is one in which the pile threads run continuously into the carpet and are pulled to the surface from the backing by using wires or hooks.
The company that supplies and installs the new carpet in the Government Buildings will also be expected to remove the existing carpet and dispose of it in an environmentally responsible manner.