Which Carpet Material Works Best For Your Home?

Posted by on November 30, 2017 in Carpet | 0 comments

So Melbourne has been hit by a superstorm, the winds are raging, and the rain is plowing down. Before you know it, you’ve got carpet flood damage in your Melbourne home, and you’re in need of new carpets in your home.

Now, unless you’ve studied your carpet and all the finer details of your floor, the chances are that you don’t know the material or what makes it work in a particular room or your home. This is where we can help you.

We have listed down the four most common carpet materials on the market. Each has their own pros and cons, but that doesn’t mean they won’t work for your home. Remember that no carpet is perfect, it is a matter of working out what you want and what you can afford. Anyway, enough talk – here are the four most common carpet materials on the Australian market!

The Polyester Bandit

You know you can tell when you are walking on polyester because it is super soft on your feet and stylish as hell. You will also have a wide range of colours and styles to choose from, but there is one catch: it not easy to maintain. Due to the material, it could take you a while to clean and won’t last as long. It is great though for bedrooms and low-traffic areas.

The Unknown Olefin 

Super stylish and inexpensive, olefin (which is made of polypropylene) is one of the rising carpet materials that people love. The reason is simple enough: with a looped weave, it conceals dirt and looks stylish all the time. It is stain, static and mildew resistance, ensuring that it will never look old or tramped upon. This is good for those “clean” high-traffic areas such as the living room.

The Tricky Triexta

Who thought that corn sugar can actually make carpet? Well, with triexta carpets, that is the case! This newly created fibre has all the excellent qualities you want: permanent anti-stain properties, solid long-term resilience and a range of styles and designs. But because it is in the newer stages, people don’t know if it will compete with the likes of nylon. You can try it out and let us know!

The Common ‘Nylon’

If you are thinking about having your carpet for decades, then nylon is the material for you. It is the bee’s knees in carpet material: durable, resilient and easy to maintain. You will be able to keep this material around high-traffic areas (doorways, kitchens, and living rooms) as well as around kids and pets – who bring dirt! Thanks to the simplicity to clean, you won’t’ have to worry about spending too much to clean it. But you will to buy it.  You are looking at the cost of up to $45 per square. But think of it as money well spent.

We hope that this helps you with your carpet choices. However, if you are not looking for a new carpet and you are thinking about repairing your flood damaged carpet, then we suggest speaking to Complete Carpet Restoration today! They have sponsored this blog post, and you can contact us for a free quote!