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Carpet Types - What's the difference?

Carpet is one of the most important things when creating a comfortable and healthy home. Gardna Carpet Cleaning believes it is very important to have knowledge of the different carpet types available, to ensure you get the perfect match for your installation space. There are many different types and styles of carpet and sometimes it can be a tough job telling them apart. Knowing the basics about the different carpet types will provide you with a stable foundation upon which to begin your carpet shopping experience.

Today’s consumer has virtually four types of carpet fibers for choice: E.g. Nylon, Polyester, Wool, and SDN (solution dyed nylon). Of these selections, Nylon and Wool are the most resistant to heavy foot traffic in the family home and have the ability to bounce back to their original shape from things like furniture indentations.

Some rooms may not require a carpet with such intense durability, so there are alternative materials such as polyester and ole-fin that will meet your performance needs. Especially if you’re shopping on a budget!

Nylon carpet is a great option for all of you bargain hunters out there and is a fast growing trend on today’s markets! It is currently the most popular choice for residential homes. This carpet fiber is well known for its durability and low maintenance levels. Nylon is also a very absorbent fiber; it prevents stains from sinking in and responds well to carpet cleaning treatments.

Next up is wool carpets. This fiber has a great appearance and age particularly well! And as an added bonus, most of the wool carpets in New Zealand are locally made out of NZ wool! Cool huh? Wool carpet has great soil hiding abilities, responds well to carpet cleaning treatments, helps to insulate the home and is also naturally flame redundant.

Polyester carpet is another popular choice in the market due to its bright, vibrant colour selection, cost effectiveness and stain resistance capabilities. It is an easy to clean fiber and resists almost all water-based stains. A polyester carpet however, is a lot less traffic resistant than nylon carpets and is more prone to matting.

And last but not least is solution dyed nylon carpets. This type of carpet fiber has three main reasons why you should consider it for your home. Serious stain and UV resistance are defiantly the highlight for this choice of carpet. And one thing is for sure, you will never be restricted for choice in color, pattern or design with SDN!

Carpet is one of the most important things when creating a comfortable and healthy home and knowing the basics will provide you with a stable foundation on which to begin your carpet shopping adventures.

There are many different types and styles of carpet and sometimes it can be a tough job telling them apart so, If you are still unsure on what carpet type is best suitable for your home, contact the team at Gardna Carpet Cleaning, they are always happy to give you independent and helpful advice to ensure you have a happy, healthy home.