Nylon Carpet vs. Wool Carpet

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At 0420 Carpet in Sydney, we have an extensive range of both nylon and wool carpets. We want our customers to be able to make an informed decision about the type of carpets that they choose which is why we’ve compared the two different types of carpet materials below.

About Nylon Carpets

Nylon is a wholly synthetic fibre that is very common around the world in carpet manufacturing. Because of their popularity, nylon carpets have become better and better over the years, with increased clarity of colour and stain resistance. This carpet is produced with white fibres and is then is dyed to suit a variety of colours. Let’s go over some of the pros and cons below.

Pros of Nylon

Nylon is considered the most durable of any synthetic carpet. It is a highly wear-resistant fibre that boasts stain and soil resistance, as well as anti-static properties. It is also very easy to clean in case you have an accident. Feel free to use nylon in high traffic areas without worrying about its longevity. You’ll also love the fact that the durability doesn’t mean a sacrifice in comfort. Nylon carpets are known to be very soft and comfortable.

Nylon comes in a huge variety of textures and an expansive colour range. In fact, some dyes can make nylon carpets resistant to sun damage from UV rays –a very good quality to have if you live in a sunny part of Sydney.

Nylon is also slow to burn when it comes into contact with direct flames and can be self-extinguishing. This product is also mould and mildew resistant due to its nonporous nature.

Cons of Nylon

One of the main cons of this product is that it is quite expensive when compared to other synthetic fibres. In addition, only recommended cleaning products should be used in order to avoid damage. Luckily, the experts at 0420 Carpets can get you a great carpet at a great price, providing all the care instructions you need.

About Wool Carpets

Wool is a natural fibre that performs very well over a number of years. It is unparalleled for beauty and is regarded as one of the finest quality carpet fibres. Let’s go over some of the pros and cons below.

Pros of Wool

The main advantage of wool carpets is their longevity and excellent appearance retention compared to synthetics. Their timeless appearance is enhanced by their durability. The natural fibres (a big plus for environmentally conscious buyers!) make wool a very strong and durable floor covering. Like nylon, wool is also fire resistant. It is slow to burn and it often self-extinguishes.

Wool is also good at recovering moisture damage. If you live in Sydney, you’ll also love that wool carpets stay warm in the winter and cool in the summer. Wool is a beautiful material on its own and it can also easily match to many different decors. Its variety of styles includes plush pile, twist, modulated, and level loop.

Finally, wool carpets are stain-resistant and clean well with regular vacuuming.

Cons of Wool

One of the main cons of wool carpets is that they are quite expensive – they can cost up to twice as much as nylon carpets. In addition, while wool is very durable, it can wear down in extremely high traffic areas.

Due to wool’s porous nature, it can hold up to 10 times its weight in moisture, which means there’s a chance of mould and mildew growth. Finally, wool carpets need to be protected from direct sunlight or else the UV rays can cause gradual fibre degradation.

Want help choosing the best flooring for your home? Come into our showroom in Sydney or give us a call now with any questions.