At Carpet Class we have always promoted Wool carpets.
Wool is naturally cleanable and anti-static, keeps it shape well and bounces back in areas of foot traffic.
Wool is often mixed with man-made fibres in a 80:20 ratio to produce the yarn used in cut-pile carpets such as twist-piles, velvets, Axminsters and Wiltons.
The weight of the pile (usually measured in ounces per square yard) and the density of the tufts (the gauge) is a good indication of how hard-wearing a carpet will be.
These "upright tuft" carpets are extremely cleanable both on a day-to-day basis and also with professional "steam" or "hot-water extraction" cleaning. (Click on the "A-Mark" link opposite.)
100% Wool yarns are also used to make loop-pile carpets.
Although very popular because of their "natural-look", loop-pile carpets are not quite as durable or as easy to clean as the cut-pile materials.
Look for 2 or 3 ply yarns rather than single ply yarns for improved durability.
Recycled Fibre Carpets
Here at Carpet Class we are always looking for new and innovative products to offer our customers.
We are proud to now be able to offer carpets made from "Everstrand" fibres.
Produced by Mohawk Industries, "Everstrand" is a carpet fibre containing up to 100% recycled content from plastic bottles which would otherwise go to land-fill.
With enhanced softness, and exceptional colour clarity and fade resistance, all "Everstrand" carpets come with superior warranties including "Lifetime stain resistance", "10 year abrasive wear", "10 year texture retention" and 10 year soil resistance".
Come and see samples in our showroom and visit the "Mohawk Flooring" link opposite for this and more eco-friendly, man-made fibre carpets.