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SOFT, DURABLE, LUXURIOUS

CARPET

Carpet is one of the softest flooring materials available, providing a cushioned surface for your feet in almost any location. To ensure you get a style that’s appropriate for your space, it’s important to know the characteristics of the different types of carpeting available. Made with a variety of synthetic and natural fibers, the four most common materials being nylon, polyester, polypropylene, and wool, carpet is made by looping yarn through a backing material in a movement similar to sewing a button on a shirt. These loops can then either be left intact or cut at various angles and lengths. The way the loop is treated is known as the carpet pile.

POLYESTER | NYLON | POLYPROP

MANMADE CARPET

Polyester is prized for its ability to hold vibrant, fade-resistant colours. The fibre is also non-allergenic. In many cases, this material is made from recycled plastic bottles, making it eco-friendly. Its main drawback is that it is prone to flattening under weight, making it a bad choice for high-traffic areas.

 

Nylon is very soft, durable, and resistant to stains and abrasion. The highly resilient fibres can be revived by steam-cleaning to restore much of their original loft. Nylon is the most popular carpet material and is used in roughly three-quarters of all manufactured carpeting.

 

Polypropylene is almost as soft as nylon. Also known as olefin, polypropylene fibres are similar to natural wool and are often used as a synthetic wool substitute. This fibre is highly stain-resistant but is prone to soiling, or holding onto oils which, in turn, collect dirt. It is also not as resilient as nylon, so is therefore commonly used for loop-style carpets, such as Berber.

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SOFT & DURABLE

MANMADE CARPETS

WOOL CARPET

NATURAL WOOL

Wool, a natural, luxurious, long-lasting material, is the softest carpet fibre you can find. Unfortunately, low-grade wool is more susceptible to staining, while high-grade wool is extremely expensive. Some manufacturers combine wool with synthetic fibres to create a carpet with the benefits of both.

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LONG-LASTING

NATURAL WOOL CARPET

SPECIALISTS CARPET

SISAL, SEAGRASS & FLATWEAVE

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SPECIALISTS CARPET

SISAL, SEAGRASS & FLATWEAVE

BINDING, BANDING & WHIPPING

STAIR RUNNERS

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BINDING, BANDING & WHIPPING

STAIR RUNNERS