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has an excellent appearance and feel, it is warm and resilient and has long been hailed as the best material for making carpet. The very nature of wool causes it to create material with the perfect characteristics for carpet. It creates a comfortable bulk, retains heat for excellent insulation, holds its shape well, readily absorbs and releases moisture, reduces noise levels, and is naturally flame retardant.
is the most expensive fibre used in carpets today. It is usually used to make luxurious hand knotted rugs, but can also be paired with wool in woven rugs to allow more durability. If silk is going to be used as a carpet fibre it is should be used in areas of light traffic.
This yarn is made from banana wood and leaves, again it shares similar characteristics with Silk and Viscose however it is much less expensive than Silk. Banana Silk is used in residential applications or mixed with other fibres for higher traffic areas.
Is a yarn made from wood pulp and a lot of the raw material is sourced from Canada and the yarn is made in Asia. It is a great alternative to silk sharing many characteristic including softness and sheen however it is a quarter of the cost of Silk. Viscose is used in residential applications or blended with wool for higher traffic areas.
It is the most frequently used carpet fibre. It is durable and resilient; however it must be treated to be stain and soil resistant. Nylon has many coloration possibilities and is priced well. It is used in residential and commercial applications.
It is durable and has good color clarity; it also is resistant to water soluble stains. In comparison with other fibres Polyester has a higher rate of pilling or fuzzing. It is used in residential and a few commercial applications.
Also known as Olefin, this fibre resists fading and generates low levels of static electricity compared to other fibres. It is resistant to chemical, moisture and stains. There is limited color selections, but is priced well. This fibre can be engineered for outdoor use.