Carpet Fibres: The Different Types
You may not realise it but your carpet fibres can reveal many things about you.
The style you choose will draw from your own personal style preferences, whether or not it fits with the rest of the room’s design, and even the material you choose will let others know how you feel about being eco-friendly.
Larger carpet companies use this in their research to come up with the designs they think you will most like to have in your home.
There are several pieces of information we take into account when deciding on the kind of carpet we might like for our home: its style, price, texture.
But above all is its practical usage, and that depends on understanding carpet fibre types.
Here are the five major carpet types:
They have excellent durability and can stand the test of time.
They’re easily dyed and can be combined with synthetic carpet fibres such as nylon.
Doing so only increases their durability.
Wool carpets tend to be a little more expensive than other carpet fibre types but that’s partly to do with their popularity.
When it comes to manufacturing carpet, nylon is the most popular synthetic fibre.
It’s a very versatile fabric that lends itself easily to imprinting.
As a key ingredient of nylon is petroleum, its price can experience rapid rises and falls depending on what the price of oil is doing at any particular moment.
Still, you need to be careful with nylon as its very easy to stain, and for this reason, it may need replacing more often than other forms of carpet.
Polyester is used in manufacturing as both spun and filament.
One of the benefits of polyester is that it is stain resistant, which makes it ideal for carpets.
But with every strength comes a weakness, and in polyester’s case, it’s the fact it is easily frayed, and for that reason is most often used in lower-quality carpets.
Polypropylene is difficult to dye and easily frays, failing to last as long as wool or nylon.
Still, it is relatively cheap and is mostly used to create looped carpets that are easily cleaned.
Polytrimethylene terephthalate (PTT) Carpet
This fibre is a cousin of polyester and has similar benefits and weaknesses.
However, it’s more resilient than its cousin and has a better shelf life.
It also doesn’t possess dye sites, making it stain resistant.
They’re also quick to dry and resistant to mould.
We hope this brief introductory guide to carpet fibres will prove useful in helping you decide which is best for you.
Bear in mind the kind of carpet you need for your particular room and the budget you have set aside for it.
Choose the type of carpet right for your requirements.