Wool is one of the most popular carpet fibres in New Zealand. It
has a soft, durable, warm feel and is flame resistant. Wool resists
dirt and can bounce back into shape.
Internationally speaking wool carpets only make up 2% of total
carpet produced, however with our strong agricultural roots wool
has always been a favourite in New Zealand. Like all natural fibres
you need to be careful of exposure to excessive sunlight or it may
Triexta has demonstrated characteristics previously never seen
in the carpeting world. A spring-like molecular structure
provides our SmartStrand carpet incredible resiliency in
addition to stain resistance engineered into the fibre itself.
As a result of not having a topical chemical treatment Ecostrand
is remarkably soft.
Triexta is also outstandingly colourfast; it is continuously
praised for its resistance to fading from UV light, sunlight and
Nylon is good value, it is soft, resilient and it holds colour
well. In a standard nylon carpet the colour is applied to the
outside of the fibre, much like the skin on an apple.
However in a Solution Dyed Nylon (SDN) the colour goes through
the whole yarn, like a carrot. This makes SDN carpets incredibly
These carpets tend to have long warranties on wear as they don't
shed. SDN is a huge growth area of the carpet market and a good
choice for areas that get a lot of sunlight.
This is a hardwearing and cost effective choice. It is stain and
moisture resistant but the pile can flatten. This fibre is often
used in carpet tiles.
Blended carpets often contain the advantages of two fibres for
overall quality performance. Wool and nylon blends retain the
appearance of wool, with the hardwearing quality of nylon. It is
also a more affordable option than pure wool.
Polyester is soft and has good colour clarity but it is not as
hardwearing as nylon. It can also mark easily and be difficult to
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