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You want to be sure that your selection is both visually pleasing and suited to your requirements. Discount City Carpets fully trained sales representatives will be happy to assist you in making an informed and correct decision with your carpet requirements.
There are several different types of materials and methods of making carpet - this affects quality wear and price.
The most common methods of carpet construction are:
Now days most common method of carpet construction. Hundreds of needles thread the yarn through a light weight backing, forming loops of tufts to the required length. An adhesive coating and a second jute backing are applied to anchor tufts into position and for strength.
Originally most carpets were woven on a loom. Woven carpets are still made, Axminster and Wilton being the most common brand names. With all woven carpet the backing threads and pile are woven at the same time, so tufts are anchored in place. Although woven carpets offer a wider range of patterns, they are slower (and more expensive) to make than tufted carpets.
There is now a wide range of materials used in the manufacture of carpets.
The most common used in Australia are:
Compared to other countries, wool is relatively inexpensive in Australia. Wool sets the standard for comparing carpet fibres. Wool has superior, natural 'handle' (texture) and great resilience, recovers well from crushing, resists abrasion and soiling, cleans readily and generally wears well. It doesn't suffer from static electricity and has good flame resistance.
Nylon has toughness and good abrasion resistance, but poor resilience. Nylon carpets of today can be equal to wool for quality and can now have the ability to stain block and therefore withstand common household spills and stains.
Wool / Nylon
Nylon is often blended with wool to increase abrasion resistance, especially for lighter weight carpets. A common blend is 80% wool, 20% nylon. This ratio retains all the major properties of a pure wool carpet at a more economical price.
Acrylic & Polypropylene
Mainly a budget type of carpet that resembles wool in feel and appearance, but may not have the appearance retention of wool or nylon.
Level Loop Pile
Consists of loops the same height, left uncut. Most level loop carpets wear well and tracking or crushing is minimized. Soil tends to stay on the surface making them easy to clean.
Multi Level Loop
Carpet is constructed of different height loops creating a patterned surface. This type of carpet hides dust and dirt better than level loop, but is not quite as wear resistant.
These carpets have the loop cut off so that each loop has two strands which stand upright. Cut pile carpets have a stunning appearance, however can show shading and foot prints easily.
Cut & Loop Pile
A combination of cut pile and loop pile yarns. The longer loops are cut and the shorter loops uncut creating a sculptured effect. Cut & Loop carpets stand up well to traffic and help disguise soiling and crushing.
Choosing the correct carpet for your needs is important as carpet is generally a large cost outlay. You want to be sure that your selection is both visually pleasing and suited to your requirements.
Discount City Carpets fully trained sales representatives will be happy to assist you in making an informed and correct decision with your carpet requirements.