What is Carpet Fibre?
In simple terms, the ‘fibre’ of a carpet is the type of material each strand (which makes up the carpet) is made from. Carpet fibre can be either man-made or natural, and at Flooring Direct we supply both - providing our customers with even more choice. This ensures all of our customers can find their perfect #FlooringDirectFit.
Though sometimes those in need of a new carpet can forget about such a seemingly small detail, the fibre a carpet is made from is actually incredibly important. This is because the carpet fibre will have a huge impact upon the features of the carpet and subsequently, who it is best suited to.
For example, natural carpet fibre is more sustainable and so better for environmentally conscious individuals, whereas man-made fibre is usually a more cost-effective option for those on a budget. The carpet which will be right for you will completely depend on where your priorities lie and your personal preferences and needs.
To decipher the right fibre for your home, scroll and read on.
What Fibre types are there?
Catering to all individual styles, tastes and needs, Flooring Direct offer alternative options. Filter your carpet search by price, colour, material, features, backing, style and pile type to narrow down your flooring choices. Our Carpet Buying Guide can advise you on which carpet to opt for depending on what features you deem to be important or more necessary compared to others.
Benefits of Polypropylene Carpet
Hydrophobic (water resistant)
Retains colour well
Polypropylene is a cost-effective and affordable carpet that can be utilised in most areas of the home. For many years, the low-cost price tag was the only benefit to buying polypropylene carpet. However, recent innovation has meant that this carpet is now not only low in cost, but also has its own unique advantages that simply cannot be matched by any other fibre.
For example, if you require a long-lasting carpet that is capable of withstanding anything that life throws at it, then a polypropylene carpet is the ideal choice. The Flooring Direct polypropylene carpet is incredibly durable, so much so that it can even be cleaned with a detergent bleach! So, if your home is always full of pets and children who tend to enjoy making mess, this carpet will not only be low in cost but a suitable, hard-wearing flooring option too.
Furthermore, this soft carpet is stain resistant and retains its colour extremely well. So, this means no more worrying about that glamourous grey carpet fading overtime, or that captivating cream carpet getting stained from accidents that are simply unavoidable.
At Flooring Direct, we have Polypropylene carpets in many styles, pile types and colours so you are sure to find a carpet that will suit your requirements. So, if you are after a new bedroom carpet or a fluffy floor for your living room, take a look at our versatile selection of polypropylene carpets.
Benefits of Sisal Carpet
Naturally sound insulating
Biodegradable and Natural
Anti-bacterial and Non-toxic
Sisal is a natural fibre that is becoming increasingly popular for carpet flooring in the UK. This is because not only is it extremely good for the environment, but for you and your family too! It is non-toxic, anti-bacterial, 100% natural and looks amazing too - what is not to like?
Sisal carpet is the perfect option for individuals who are environmentally conscious as it has such a low carbon footprint. This is due to the sisal fibres being taken from natural sources - such as plant leaves - and are woven to create carpet. At the end of a sisal carpet’s life, it will bio-degrade meaning no pollution will be created, unlike any man-made carpet on the market would.
To add to these benefits further, sisal fibre is a natural sound insulator. Therefore, it is a great choice for fun and noisy family homes. Sisal carpet is also very durable and is especially popular in busy downstairs areas such as the living room or dining room. Furthermore, sisal has a very distinct appearance, a decorative texture which man-made fibres struggle to replicate.
The Flooring Direct Sisal carpet range is bursting full of different shades and styles. So, whether you are looking for neutral hallway carpet, or a vibrant stairway carpet that will stand the test of time, sisal is a great choice to make.