Carpet is available in a wide array of colours and textures to suit all décors. Carpet is soft and warm underfoot.
Carpet provides a comfortable thermal indoor environment due to its insulating properties. It creates a quiet indoor environment as it absorbs sounds and reduces household noises produced by footsteps, items dropped on the floor and chair legs scraped across a floor.
Carpet provides a safe and sure footing surface as it is not slippery and provides a soft landing in case of falls.
The appearance, texture and longevity of a carpet are largely determined by its fibre type. Carpets come in both natural and man-made fibre types.
A natural fibre from sheep, wool is renewable and sustainable. Wool carpets have a natural and soft luxurious feel. The unique fibre structure is strong and hard-wearing and provides natural protection to help resist staining and soiling. Wool carpets absorb noise so are quiet and naturally flame retardent so are safe. Wool’s natural properties help keep your home cool in summer and warm in winter. Wool fibres are natural, renewable and biodegradeable.
Wool, mixed with a synthetic fibre. Wool blends are usually 80% wool and 20% synthetic fibre but also come in a variety of other ratios. Offer the resilience and durability found in synthetic fibres with the natural appearance and luxurious feel of wool.
Mixing synthetic fibre with wool can help to hold the twist definition in some carpet styles, providing improved wearing ability and reduced shedding from short fibres.
A new fibre made with 37% renewably sourced polymer from corn sugar*. Extremely soft, it provides high stain, soil, wear and colourfast performance Triexta fibres are made with polymer from 37% corn sugar*.
*DuPont Sorona contains 37% renewably sourced ingredients by weight.
Nylon (Solution Dyed)
Accounts for 70% of all carpets sold. Versatile and available in a wide range of styles, colours and price points. Nylon carpets provide long term resilience, durability and stain resistance.
As nylon fibres readily accept dye they have a large colour palette.
A less expensive synthetic fibre. Polyester carpets are less expensive. Beautifully soft, they are well suited to low traffic areas. Less luxurious but still soft and provide good colourfastness.
Polypropylene is a less expensive synthetic fibre manufactured from man-made materials. Polypropylene carpets are less expensive, colourfast and resist most stains. Usually manufactured into loop style carpets, they are great for low traffic areas.