Carpet comes in a variety of fibres, styles, textures and colours.
Carpet styles: Each style of carpet has particular characteristics. Determining your needs will help you decide the best style of carpet for your home.
Wool: Wool carpets have the most luxurious feel. Their subtle beauty can increase your enjoyment of any room. Wool’s unique fibre structure makes it durable and hardwearing, so wool carpets keep their appearance longer. Wool carpets can feel cooler in summer and warmer in winter. Wool has innate stain resistance properties, allowing spills to be cleaned more easily. It is also flame retardant and acts as an insulator, helping to reduce ambient noise.
Wool/Nylon Blends: Blend carpets are made up of varying percentages of wool and synthetic fibres, offering the resilience and durability of nylon fibres with the natural appearance and luxurious feel of wool. Used primarily in Cut Plush Pile and Twist Pile carpet styles, the added composition of nylon fibres assist in holding the twist definition, therefore providing improved wearing ability and reduced shedding from short fibres.
Nylon: Nylon is usually regarded as a highly versatile fibre type. It can be constructed into virtually any style, and the nylon/synthetic fibres are extremely resistant to stains (provided they have been properly treated). Carpets made with nylon/synthetic fibres provide long-term resilience and durability. Colour choice is greatly increased because nylon fibres accept dye more readily than other fibres, providing you with scope to choose a carpet that will suit your style and needs.
Solution Dyed Nylon: Manufactured through a solution dyeing process where the pigment and polymer are mixed before extrusion, Solution Dyed Nylon (SDN) offers complete consistency in colour as well as improved colourfastness against light and stains. SDN is treated with lifetime anti-static protection. It offers long-term resilience, durability and superior stain resistance. Because Solution Dyed Nylon is nonporous, the fibre can resist stains and odours.
Polypropolene: Manufactured using synthetic fibres, polypropylene fibres have many similar properties and benefits as nylon fibres. Polypropylene yarn has excellent colourfastness properties with the incidence of sunlight and ozone fading greatly reduced, and also contains anti-static properties. Carpets manufactured using polypropylene yarn provide value for the budget conscious consumer.
Sustainable Nylon: The carpet that makes the world of difference is manufactured using polymer, made from 37% natural corn sugar. The renewable benefits of this fibre combined with the dye process provides exceptional stain resistance, colour-fastness and wear benefits. The ultra softness will sustain a comfortable lifestyle for you and your family. Select an Australian made carpet with 15 year stain resistance, colourfastness, wear and lifetime antistatic warranties.