Twist Pile Carpets
Twist pile carpet is made from yarn that has been tightly twisted and set to form a short close pile with a slightly textured hard wearing surface. Twist piles are produced in both plain and heather colours. Heathers are created using a combination of complimentary coloured fibres to obtain a natural tonal effect. The tight construction of a twist pile carpet gives superior resistance to flattening, and the ability to bounce back makes it ideal in heavy traffic areas.
Deep Pile Carpets
Deep pile carpets are becoming very popular, adding not just style, but also adding sheer luxury to your home. Many are available in 4 metre and 5 metre widths and feel fantastic and sumptuous when fitted on a good quality underlay.
Very deep pile carpets can be extremely expensive when made from wool, so stain resistant synthetic fibres are the most popular choice for these carpets.
Stain Resistant Carpets
One of the most affordable and durable types of carpets available are made from a fibre called polypropylene. Polypropylene fibre is extremely stain resistant, abrasion resistant, and relatively inexpensive, making it a practical option for young families or where staining may be a problem. Polypropylene differs from other fibres in that the colour is added to the yarn at the time of making the yarn and not dyed. By using this process, it means colour is ‘locked in’ to the yarn thus providing a carpet that is not only highly resistant to stains, but also fade resistant even in direct sunlight. Carpets made from polypropylene are also antistatic and bleach cleanable.
Polypropylene carpets typically offer significant stain warranties and homes with family or pets can benefit from the reassurance that stain resistant carpets offer.