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Fibre Types

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.
 

Wool

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 Blends

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.

 

eco+ Triexta

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.
  • Greenhouse gas emissions from the production of Sorona are 63% lower than nylon 6.

 

SPF Nylon

A synthetic fibre that helps resist fading from the sun and is stain resistant.

  • Available in a wide range of vibrant colours with long lasting colourfastness.
  • Fade resistance that is built into the carpet and doesn’t wear off, giving you the confidence to open up your home and let the sun shine in!
  • Great stain resistance properties that make it easy to clean.

 

Nylon

A synthetic fibre.

  • Nylon carpets provide long term resilience, durability and stain resistance.
  • As nylon fibres readily accept dye they have a large colour palette.
  • Is a versatile fibre type that can be made in many carpet styles.

 

Polyester

A less expensive synthetic fibre.

  • Polyester carpets are less expensive.
  • Beautifully soft, they are well suited to low traffic areas.
  • Are less luxurious but still soft and provide good colourfastness.

 

Polypropylene

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.