Soft underfoot, wool is a natural fibre used to manufacture carpets and rugs. Even though it may not have the stain and wear resistance of man-made fibres, wool has an enduring quality that allows carpets to age well.
Nylon is the most versatile and widely-used of all fibres, providing both durability and resiliency. Nylon comes in two forms: type 6 and 6.6.
Polyester fibre offers softness, colour clarity and a high performance rating at an affordable price.
Also known as olefin, polypropylene will not absorb water and must therefore be solution dyed to impart colour. The colour is built into the fibre and becomes an inherent part of the carpet. The carpet’s colour will not fade even when exposed to intense sunlight, bleaches or other harsh chemicals. While it has great anti-staining and anti-static properties, polypropylene fibre has a low melting point and is thus not as resilient as other synthetic fibres such as nylon.