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How to choose the best carpet option for your home

How to choose the best carpet option for your home

How to choose the best carpet option for your home. Choosing a new carpet can be a daunting task, especially with so many different options in the market. In order to help you with this tricky job, we have put together some information and tips on the different types of carpet out there.

Carpet types:

Different carpet fibres serve for different purposes and looks, so you should consider appearance, texture and usage before making your choice.

Nylon: this is the most popular option in Australia. Durable, stain resistant and a cheaper alternative to traditional fibres such as wool. It is a great option for high-traffic areas and families with children and pets.

Wool: traditional and luxurious, wool carpets are warm and last for a long time as long as you look after it with love. Even though it is naturally stain resistant, spills must be quickly cleaned to ensure you keep its beauty. You must be careful with what you clean your wool carpet with as the wrong product can alter the PH of the fibre and damage it.

Solution Dyed Nylon (SDN): with colour added to the fibre during production, this next generation of nylon carpet is much more resistant to fading due to cleaning and sunlight. As the colour is applied all the way down the fibre and not only onto the surface (such as nylon), you have as a result a colourfast carpet.


Polyerest: one of the most eco-friendly synthetic fibres, polyester is also a great cheap option if you are on a budget. It is well resistant to stains and can be found in bright beautiful colours.


Polypropylene: one of the most inexpensive carpet options, polypropylene is anti-static and quite resistant to stains and fading. It is a good option for low traffic areas as well as rental properties. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polypropylene


Triexta: recognised as nylon successor and one of the most durable and resilient carpet fibre on the market, Triexta  https://www.thespruce.com/triexta-ptt-carpet-fiber-2908799 is the newest carpet available. Derived in large part from Corn Sugar (37%), it is an amazing environmentally friendly option. It is naturally stain resistant, being a great option for households with children and pets. Triexta is also ultra soft and durable as well as colourfast.



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