Nylon is the most common fibre type used in synthetic carpets. Nylon has been covering floors for decades with a reliable tract record for wear and maintenance. It is a very strong and resilient product, one of the strongest used in synthetic carpets. Nylon is not only strong, but it can also be dyed with beautiful, vibrant dyes. Manufacturers can make many different colours, shades and tones.
Nylon can be manufactured to be soft, and resilient under foot making a warm comfortable surface. This fibre type was originally selected as it had the most potential to mimic the qualities of natural wool blends. Resilience, strength and a pleasing range of colours could be used.
Disperse dyed Nylon was a very common type used in synthetic carpets on the market in New Zealand. In the 90’s Wool/Nylon blends normally used this Nylon type. Predominantly used in residential flooring such as Wool/Nylon blends and also stain resistant brands. These carpets host all of the positive resilience and wear resistance qualities of Nylon.
Disperse dyed carpets are a little more vibrant in the way the dyes used are seen by the eye. The dyes tend to bounce of the fiber more readily, making this form of dying suitable for imitating wool and suit consumer preference and changes trending within interior design.