First of all it's important to understand the selection of different carpet fibres available when choosing your new carpet or rug. The article was designed to help you make your decision when it comes to choosing your new investment.
It is important to understand that Carpet fibres are either natural or synthetic. Wool is the natural fiber used in carpet; cotton and other natural fibres are widely used in rugs. The major synthetic yarns are nylon, olefin, acrylic and polyester.
Polyester is not as durable or as nylon, but still quite wear-resistant. Polyester offers a wide selection of textures and colors. While it's susceptible to pilling and shedding, it's non-allergenic, sheds moisture, resists moths and mildew and cleans easily.
Wool offers a deep, rich look and feel with excellent resilience and durability. Although it's naturally stain resistant, it requires a high level of maintenance, including mothproofing.
Nylon is the most common carpet material. It's the strongest fibre, making it an excellent choice for heavy traffic areas. It's also the most durable of the synthetics, easy to clean and maintain. Nylon is soil-and mildew-resistant, resilient and non-allergenic. Some nylon may pill and be prone to static.
Olefin (Polypropylene) was originally for outdoor carpeting and basements due to its resistance to moisture, mildew, water damage, staining, pilling, shedding and static. Now it's more widely used for its durability and wool-like feel and appearance. Olefin is dyed before it's made into a fibre and therefore is colorfast. Some olefin can flatten and fade in direct sunlight.
Once you have chosen your new carpet or rug it important to remember to incorporate a regular cleaning maintenance routine to ensure you protect your investment to keep it looking beautiful for many, many years. Call our Expert Cleaning Specialists Victoria Carpet Care to schedule your routine cleaning at 250-474-7777.
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