What Kind of Carpet Will Suit You?
Hi, Ian from Parry’s Flooring Solutions here.
My grandmother had wool carpets. Her mum probably had wool carpets. And if carpet was around, maybe her mum did too. When selecting carpet in today’s world it comes down to feel, colour, design, texture, and all those things. So apart from wool carpets, we now have man-made fibres like polyester, nylon, and polypropylene.
Wool and nylon are the only two carpets that are fire rated. So if you have an apartment or commercial situations, then they are the carpets you need to choose. Wool on the other hand can get fuzzy, or ‘pill’ is the appropriate word. So if you have a wool carpet, loose wool can come out and can float around through your house. This does not happen in the man-made fibre carpets.
When comparing Polyester and Nylon … Polyester sometimes is softer than nylon, but nylon is a lot more durable than the polyester carpet. So if you are putting a carpet on a staircase, for example, nylon will work a lot better than a polyester carpet.
Polypropylene carpets are fantastic because they are budget entry level carpets. They are perfect for rental properties. If you own an investment property, lay a polypropylene carpet and it will last for a long, long time. So at the end of the day, it all depends on which way you want to go, and the application that is needed.
Are you building a new house? Are you selling your house? Are you renting a house? Or have you got a commercial situation? Based on all that information we can advise you at Parrys Flooring Solutions, should you have a wool or man-made fibre and which one to pick from. Come on down and see us. We can give you a hand on that.
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