Solution Dyed Nylon Carpets are a great choice for families with young children or pets. It’s hard wearing, practical and has excellence resistance to every day stains and spills.
The main difference between plain old nylon and solution dyed nylon is in the yarn colouration process. With solution dyeing, pigment is added to the polymer melt before the fibre is extruded into yarn. The colour, therefore, is an inherent part of the yarn itself and although solution dying may not offer as wide a colour selection as other dye methods, its colours are the most permanent. This makes fading from the harsh Australian sun virtually impossible. Colour loss from abrasive cleaning agents is also highly unlikely. For those concerned about chemicals and the environment, the solution dyeing process itself is eco-friendly and efficient, using little water or energy.Good-quality nylon carpets can now mimic the luxurious look of wool, but unlike wool, nylon carpets offer stain protection and additionally the non-porous fibre can resist odours. Solution dyed carpet is very resistant to wear and tear, so it keeps its appearance for a very long time. All this is great news for those with active families or pets.
So what is stain protection? Stain protection is a treatment that is applied to the carpet during manufacture for the purpose of repelling stains and soiling. Think sticky fingers, food spills, drink disasters and muddy boots or paws!! Stain protection gives you extra peace of mind knowing your investment is protected.
When considering solution dyed nylon, there are four manufacturers/wholesalers I recommend:
So, next time you are considering carpet, don’t just think wool. Come in to my Brookvale showroom and ask about solution dyed nylon!
Tony Cagorski Flooring Solutions, Brookvale
Tony Cagorski has been selling carpets on Northern Beaches for over 25 years. As well as carpet, Flooring Solutions stocks a huge range of , vinyl, and bamboo.