Carpet Fibres: A Helpful guide
Finding the right carpet for your home depends on many factors, which is why Gabriella takes the time to get to know you and your needs. Like carpet styles, each of the carpet fibres have their own pros and cons, going beyond just looks and feel.
For a long time, wool was considered the pinnacle of carpet fibres. Wool carpets create an aura of luxury and class second to none. Wool’s unique fibre structure makes it durable and hardwearing, so wool carpets keep their appearance longer, with many having a 20+ year warranty.
Wool has innate stain resistance properties and is flame retardant whilst acting as an insulator, helping to reduce ambient noise. However, in Victoria we have a number of insects that are attracted to natural fibres, causing damage over the course of a carpets lifespan. Animals (especially cats) are particularly attracted to wool- even the most house trained cat loves to use wool carpets to sharpen their claws!
Wool Blend Carpet
Wool 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
Solution Dyed Nylon Carpet
Solution Dyed Nylon carpet offers consistency of colour, improved colour fastness against light, and is treated with lifetime anti-static protection. It offers long-term resilience, durability and superior stain and odour resistance. Many SDN’s are also treated against insects and are also hypoallergenic, making them the perfect choice for those with asthma and dust mite allergies.
Our forever home SDN’s come with 15 year warranties, and many even have lifetime guarantees.
Polyester and Polypropylene Carpets
Poly carpets have excellent colourfastness properties with the the added bonus of reduced fading due to sunlight damage. Many of them also contain anti-static properties and provide fantastic value for those on a tight budget, or investment property owners.