Your Perfect Carpet Match

Your Perfect Carpet Match

Choosing the right carpet can be difficult. Your flooring is an investment and you want to ensure you're spending your money wisely. That's why we've put together this quick guide to assist you. Of course, we are always here to assist you over the phone or in store too! Send us an email on info@flooringdirect.co.nz or call us on 09 522 1258 and we'll happy run through all your questions.

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3 Main Points to Consider

Style. Cut pile carpets are incredibly luxurious underfoot, in fact, they're currently the most popular carpet style throughout Australasia. Loop pile carpets offer an array of stylish textures and designs, ranging from a minimalist appearance through to bold, unique patterns.

Material. There are five main materials to consider when choosing a carpet; wool, nylon, polyester, polypropylene and triexter. You can find out more about each fibre type on our Carpet Guide page.

Colour. The appearance of colour can change in different environments, so it’s important to view your chosen sample under daylight and artificial light before making your final decision. And remember; darker colours can make a room appear smaller, whereas lighter colours can create a sense of spaciousness.  Once you’ve decided which carpets you love, you can order samples online and we'll deliver them to your door.

Cut Pile Vs Loop Pile

Cut pile carpet is created when the looped fibers are clipped in half, resulting in only end of the fiber being attached to the backing. Thus, cut pile carpets typically have longer, looser fibers with more movement.

Fibre Types

It's not always see the tell the difference between the different carpet fibres but it's important to choose the best carpet fibre for your needs.  

We'll start with Solution Dyed Nylon carpets. Nylon is very soft, durable, and resistant to stains, abrasion and mould. Which is why it's more popular in NZ where the sun is harsh and humidity is high. It is usually affordably priced—less expensive than wool but more expensive than other synthetics. These carpets, if cared for well, can last 12 to 15 years, making it the most durable of the synthetic fibers.

Wool carpets have a natural and soft luxurious feel. The unique fibre structure is strong and hard-wearing and provides natural protection to help resist staining and soiling. Wool carpets absorb noise so are quiet and naturally flame retardent so are safe. Best of all, most Wool Carpets are made in NZ and the fibres are natural, renewable and biodegradeable.

Triexta carpets are made of fibres that are 37% renewably sourced polymer, derived from corn sugar. This means less gas-offing of VACs from your carpet, making it better for your home. In addition, Triexta resists color fading and exhibits superior softness.

Polyester Carpets are less expensive synthetic than Solution Dyed Nylon carpet. They are still soft and well suited to low traffic areas.

Call us Now! Call Flooring Direct now to learn more about both loop and cut pile carpeting. Our experts will help you discover the right carpet style for your home. You can find out Contact Details Here

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Your Perfect Carpet Match

Your Perfect Carpet Match

Choosing the right carpet can be difficult. Your flooring is an investment and you want to ensure you're spending your money wisely. That's why we've put together this quick guide to assist you. Of course, we are always here to assist you over the phone or in store too! Send us an email on info@flooringdirect.co.nz or call us on 09 522 1258 and we'll happy run through all your questions.

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3 Main Points to Consider

Style. Cut pile carpets are incredibly luxurious underfoot, in fact, they're currently the most popular carpet style throughout Australasia. Loop pile carpets offer an array of stylish textures and designs, ranging from a minimalist appearance through to bold, unique patterns.

Material. There are five main materials to consider when choosing a carpet; wool, nylon, polyester, polypropylene and triexter. You can find out more about each fibre type on our Carpet Guide page.

Colour. The appearance of colour can change in different environments, so it’s important to view your chosen sample under daylight and artificial light before making your final decision. And remember; darker colours can make a room appear smaller, whereas lighter colours can create a sense of spaciousness.  Once you’ve decided which carpets you love, you can order samples online and we'll deliver them to your door.

Cut Pile Vs Loop Pile

Cut pile carpet is created when the looped fibers are clipped in half, resulting in only end of the fiber being attached to the backing. Thus, cut pile carpets typically have longer, looser fibers with more movement.

Fibre Types

It's not always see the tell the difference between the different carpet fibres but it's important to choose the best carpet fibre for your needs.  

We'll start with Solution Dyed Nylon carpets. Nylon is very soft, durable, and resistant to stains, abrasion and mould. Which is why it's more popular in NZ where the sun is harsh and humidity is high. It is usually affordably priced—less expensive than wool but more expensive than other synthetics. These carpets, if cared for well, can last 12 to 15 years, making it the most durable of the synthetic fibers.

Wool carpets have a natural and soft luxurious feel. The unique fibre structure is strong and hard-wearing and provides natural protection to help resist staining and soiling. Wool carpets absorb noise so are quiet and naturally flame retardent so are safe. Best of all, most Wool Carpets are made in NZ and the fibres are natural, renewable and biodegradeable.

Triexta carpets are made of fibres that are 37% renewably sourced polymer, derived from corn sugar. This means less gas-offing of VACs from your carpet, making it better for your home. In addition, Triexta resists color fading and exhibits superior softness.

Polyester Carpets are less expensive synthetic than Solution Dyed Nylon carpet. They are still soft and well suited to low traffic areas.

Call us Now! Call Flooring Direct now to learn more about both loop and cut pile carpeting. Our experts will help you discover the right carpet style for your home. You can find out Contact Details Here

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Choosing the right carpet can be difficult. Your flooring is an investment and you want to ensure you're spending your money wisely. That's why we've put together this quick guide to assist you. Of course, we are always here to assist you over the phone or in store too! Send us an email on info@flooringdirect.co.nz or call us on 09 522 1258 and we'll happy run through all your questions.

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3 Main Points to Consider

Style. Cut pile carpets are incredibly luxurious underfoot, in fact, they're currently the most popular carpet style throughout Australasia. Loop pile carpets offer an array of stylish textures and designs, ranging from a minimalist appearance through to bold, unique patterns.

Material. There are five main materials to consider when choosing a carpet; wool, nylon, polyester, polypropylene and triexter. You can find out more about each fibre type on our Carpet Guide page.

Colour. The appearance of colour can change in different environments, so it’s important to view your chosen sample under daylight and artificial light before making your final decision. And remember; darker colours can make a room appear smaller, whereas lighter colours can create a sense of spaciousness.  Once you’ve decided which carpets you love, you can order samples online and we'll deliver them to your door.

Cut Pile Vs Loop Pile

Cut pile carpet is created when the looped fibers are clipped in half, resulting in only end of the fiber being attached to the backing. Thus, cut pile carpets typically have longer, looser fibers with more movement.

Fibre Types

It's not always see the tell the difference between the different carpet fibres but it's important to choose the best carpet fibre for your needs.  

We'll start with Solution Dyed Nylon carpets. Nylon is very soft, durable, and resistant to stains, abrasion and mould. Which is why it's more popular in NZ where the sun is harsh and humidity is high. It is usually affordably priced—less expensive than wool but more expensive than other synthetics. These carpets, if cared for well, can last 12 to 15 years, making it the most durable of the synthetic fibers.

Wool carpets have a natural and soft luxurious feel. The unique fibre structure is strong and hard-wearing and provides natural protection to help resist staining and soiling. Wool carpets absorb noise so are quiet and naturally flame retardent so are safe. Best of all, most Wool Carpets are made in NZ and the fibres are natural, renewable and biodegradeable.

Triexta carpets are made of fibres that are 37% renewably sourced polymer, derived from corn sugar. This means less gas-offing of VACs from your carpet, making it better for your home. In addition, Triexta resists color fading and exhibits superior softness.

Polyester Carpets are less expensive synthetic than Solution Dyed Nylon carpet. They are still soft and well suited to low traffic areas.

Call us Now! Call Flooring Direct now to learn more about both loop and cut pile carpeting. Our experts will help you discover the right carpet style for your home. You can find out Contact Details Here

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