It’s amazing how new carpet looks and feels in the home – there are so many options nowadays that makes it suitable for most situations, whether you have children, managing a rental, or replacing existing carpets, there is a range of different fibre types of carpets to choose from such as:
Wool makes excellent loop, texture and plush carpet. The best quality wool is from New Zealand. Wool naturally resists general soiling, crushing, and most stains. Wool has inherent fire retardant and anti-allergenic fibre. The soft look and rich feel of wool is still unmatched by any man-made fibre, and may be more affordable than you think. Wool is a luxurious fibre, renowned for its resilience, durability and long-lasting appearance retention.
SOLUTION DYED NYLON
Solution Dyed Nylon carpets offer good fade and stain resistance. For this reason, they are a popular choice for young families. These carpets are constructed using man-made petroleum based fibres. Yarn memory ensures cut pile carpets hold their twist, meaning that with correct maintenance the carpet will look as impressive in years to come as the day it was laid.
These carpets normally have a soft, sumptuous feel. Triexta yarn is a derivative of polyester and is made up of 63% man made content and 37% corn sugar. Modern technology results in superior colourfastness, stain resistance and pile recovery ‘bounce back’ when walked upon.
Polypropylene is a lower cost option that provides good stain and fade resistance. While historically regarded as a “poor man’s fibre”, with recent development in yarn cleaning and heat setting, Solution Dyed Polypropylene (SDP) yarns provide a soft and sumptuous feel at a lower price than most other fibres. SDP carpets don’t hold dirt, are easy to clean and have proven to be very reliable.
A less expensive synthetic fibre, with good colourfastness properties when solution dyed. Polyester carpets are soft to touch and pleasant underfoot. This fibre type is most suited to low traffic areas within the home as it will crush (it is not as resilient as other fibres), making it wear quicker than other man-made fibres.
The fibre is made from P.E.T chips, some of which come from recycled plastic containers, making it an environmentally friendly choice. P.E.T fibre is stronger than polyester and has better abrasion resistance. These carpets normally have a longer pile so consideration needs to be given to possible pile flattening. Vacuuming may require specialised vacuum heads.
For more information about carpet types, visit https://www.flooringxtra.co.nz/carpet-guide
At Superior Property Services, we understand that choosing carpet can be confusing. Today there are so many styles, colours, and fibres to select from – talk to a property manager here to see what fits your need best.