Carpet Fibres - Godfrey Hirst - Which carpet?

Fibre Types

The appearance, texture and longevity of a carpet are largely determined by its fibre type. Carpets come in both natural and man-made fibre types.

Carpet Fibres - Which Carpet - Godfrey Hirst Wool

Wool

A natural fibre from sheep, wool is renewable and sustainable.

  • 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.

  • Wool's natural properties help keep your home cool in summer and warm in winter.

  • Wool fibres are natural, renewable and biodegradeable.

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Carpet Fibres - Which Carpet - Wool Blend

Wool Blends

Wool, mixed with a synthetic fibre.

  • Wool blends are usually 80% wool and 20% synthetic fibre but also come in a variety of other mixes, including the latest Wool Bamboo Fibre Blend.

  • Wool and synthetic blends offer the resilience and durability found in synthetic fibres with the natural appearance and luxurious feel of wool.

  • Mixing synthetic fibre with wool can help to hold the twist definition in some carpet styles, providing improved durability and reduced shedding from short fibres.

  • Wool Bamboo Fibre Blend carpet bring the benefits of two sustainable, high performing materials to the floor for luxurious softness, durability and natural style.

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Carpet Fibres - Which Carpet - Godfrey Hirst ECO+ Triexta

eco+ Triexta

A new fibre made with 37% renewably sourced polymer from corn sugar*.

  • Extremely soft, it provides high stain, soil, wear and colourfast performance.

  • Triexta fibres are made with polymer from 37% corn sugar*.

  • *DuPont Sorona contains 37% renewably sourced ingredients by weight.

  • Greenhouse gas emissions from the production of Sorona are 63% lower than nylon 6.

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Carpet Fibres - Which Carpet - Godfrey Hirst Nylon

Nylon

A synthetic fibre.

  • Nylon carpets provide long term resilience, durability and stain resistance.

  • As nylon fibres readily accept dye they have a large colour palette.

  • Is a versatile fibre type that can be made in many carpet styles.

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Carpet Fibres - Which Carpet - Godfrey Hirst Polyester

Polyester

A less expensive synthetic fibre.

  • Polyester carpets are less expensive.

  • Beautifully soft, they are well suited to low traffic areas.

  • Are less luxurious but still soft and provide good colourfastness.

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Carpet Fibres - Which Carpet - Godfrey Hirst Polypropylene

Polypropylene

Polypropylene is a less expensive synthetic fibre manufactured from man-made materials.

  • Polypropylene carpets are less expensive, colourfast and resist most stains.

  • Usually manufactured into loop style carpets, they are great for low traffic areas.

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