There are two main choices when choosing a carpet.
- Natural e.g. Wools
Each has its own benefits and characteristics
The most widely used natural fibre for carpet. It's also generally recognised as the best. The benefits include the following:
- Easy to clean
- Keeps its colour and appearance for years
- Its flame resistant.
Carpets made from synthetic fibres are generally best for bathroom carpets, homes with children where the carpet can get soaked.
- Nylon is hard-wearing. This makes it good for heavy traffic in areas in your home such as the hall. It’s often cheaper than wool but it lacks some of wool’sbenefits. Often carpet manufacturers use a 20% blend with wool for added durability.
- Polypropylene is cheaper than nylon for blends. It’s stain resistant and tough, but can flatten quickly and is flammable.
- Polyester is durable but it also flattens quickly.