Choosing your carpet fibre can be one of the more daunting decisions when renovating or building your new home. Our expert sales teams have studied the processes and fibre types as well as styles and can expertly assist with your choices to ensure you chose the correct fibre and enjoy every footstep on your new floorcoverings for many years to come.
To give you a little insight into the different types of carpet that are available, this page provides a snapshot of the fibres you can choose from: polypropolene, solution dyed nylon, nylon, wool and wool blends.
For more details, our floorcovering specialists would love to see you instore, so please contact us or visit our showroom located at 225 Shakespeare St, Mackay.
Polypropolene is the newest of the synthetic fibres and has prove to be an excellent option for carpet due to its price and resilience. Polypropylene has excellent soil and stain resistant properties as well as excellent colour fastness. This is due to the makeup of the fibre being coloured within the actual molten polymer before the yarn is produced. Once this substance is cooled, the colour is locked into the fibre. This results in the colour being completely through the fibre. The construction of this fibre means it is more resistant to fading than other fibre types, and it will allow some types of harsher cleaning chemicals to be used for stain removal without leaving a faded or bleached patch of carpet. The resilience of a polypropolene carpet is especially true when constructed in tight dense loop pile carpets.
Solution dyed nylon
Solution Dyed Nylon & Nylon carpets are the leading fibre used in carpet production around the world. This is due to its unique fibre construction. As with Polypropolene carpet, Solution Dyed Nylon has excellent soil and stain resistant properties as well as excellent colour fastness. This is due to the makeup of the fibre being coloured within the actual molten nylon polymer before the yarn is produced.
The added advantage to a Solution Dyed Nylon carpet is the extra technology within the manufacturing of the fibre. This assists with softness of the fibre as well as creating a memory within the fibre assisting with the performance of the carpet and allowing it to recover from abrasive wear, loss of pile fibre due to foot traffic and resilience in recovering from pile crushing.
Nylon carpets are the most popular and are available in many styles and colours and in all pile constructions. Nylon is a synthetic fibre and the leading fibre used in carpet production around the world. Many years of research into nylon fibre construction has enabled fibres to be specifically engineered to minimise soiling, vary the degree of lustre, maximise colour clarity and apply stain blocking technology which significantly increases the fibres resistance to staining and improves the cleanability.
This fibre is produced in a white fibre, after which the colour is added, or dyed to the fibre. This dying process enables a vast range of colours, textures and designs providing excellent floor performance, durability and easy care maintenance.
Wool and wool blends
Wool is a natural fibre and has performed extremely well over a number of years in the carpet marketplace.
Wool is unparalleled for its quality and beauty and is still regarded as the finest quality of fibre carpets.
Wool has a good resistance to burning even if ignition takes place.
Wool is known for being excellent for recovering from stress under the influence of moisture so much so, that wet cleaning revives the pile as well as removing soil.
Wool carpets are warm in winter and cool in summer, always ensuring your floorcoverings have a timeless appearance.