Nylon carpets

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.

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Dispersed Dyed Nylon

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.

Solution Dyed Nylon

Nylons which have been solution dyed have the dyes / colours imbedded into the synthetic Polymers before the fiber is extruded into the form of a yarn and cooled. The dyes hosted inside the nylons make-up are trapped. This Nylon’ is not designed to be re dyed after manufacture. The benefits of this process include a higher resistance to post lay staining and discolouration.

These carpets are more stain resistant and less susceptible to UV fading. In the past, carpet makers used Nylons with this type of dying process in mainly commercial type products. However the demand for inexpensive and more user friendly product in the residential market have driven this method to more mainstream products and their popularity has increased recently. Almost all residential Nylon on the market is now solution dyed.

Cleaning and maintenance

Keeping carpets in good condition and sanitary, means a process of professional extraction should be planned regularly. A steam extraction process to remove foreign elements to keep these carpets free of excessive wear and pollutants should take place between a six and eighteen months frequency basis. This is in accordance with the NZ/Australian standard for carpet restoration.

To ensure carpets receive only appropriate cleaning attention to preserve the manufactures built in soil, stain, bacteria and conditioning products and to prevent wear, only a professional should be used. It is important to ensure the firm consulted are adequately qualified.

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