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January 30, 2014

Soft and luxurious under the barefoot, carpet has long been a firm favourite when it comes to flooring.

Carpet gives you endless colour, pattern, styles and textures that will add that personal touch to your homes interior.

Carpet is an extremely adaptable floor covering as it will keep your home cooler in summer and warmer in winter.

Choosing the right carpet material for your needs will be beneficial for you in the long run.

Have a look at the carpet materials on offer and see what compliments your lifestyle and how you use your floor. Popular carpet materials include:

Natural Fibres

Wool Carpet

Wool is, and will always be, a firm favourite for carpet flooring.

Its unique structure resists liquid spills and is easy to clean.

A good quality wool carpet will outlast any other type, and will retain its beautiful feel and finish.

Keep in mind, wool is not treatable with a stain resistance and a less expensive wool carpet, can easily pile.

Synthetic Fibres

Nylon & Solution Dyed Nylon Carpet

Nylon and solution dyed nylon carpet is a durable man-made fibre.

Solution dyed nylon has colour added to the fibre during its production, making the colour long-lasting.

Solution dyed nylon is family and pet friendly as it is stain resistant and can easily be cleaned with a bleach solution without ruining the carpet colour.

Polypropylene Carpet

Polypropylene is a synthetic carpet that is popular as it is less expensive than wool or nylon and retains its colour.

If a good quality polypropylene carpet is not purchased, it will have a rougher and cheaper look than other carpets; it will wear out fast as the pile flattens quickly and will reveal marks.

Blended Fibre Carpet

Wool & Nylon

A wool & nylon blend will range anywhere from 80% wool + 20% nylon, to 50% wool + 50% nylon.

Wool blends offer the same beautiful look and feel of 100% wool. However, a blend will not have the same stain resistance offered by a pure nylon carpet.

Triexta Carpet

Triexta is a relatively new synthetic and natural carpet blend on the market.

It combines fibres from corn sugar with a nylon fibre which it makes it extremely strong, stain resistant, soft to touch and better for the environment in terms of its production.

Armed with the knowledge of which carpet material is best suited to your lifestyle, the next step is to choose which carpet style you are after.

To find out more about carpet styles, click HERE

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