For the environmentally conscious and budget-savvy, polyester carpets are a great investment. Known for being soft, easy to clean, stain resistant and non-allergic, polyester carpets are a popular choice for many homes and businesses.
What is Polyester?
Polyester is an affordable form of synthetic fibre that is often derived from recyclable plastic materials. Compared to a synthetic fibre like nylon, polyester is a slightly less resilient, so it is better suited to low traffic areas.
That isn’t to say that polyester isn’t hard-wearing! If well-constructed, with a medium-high density and a higher pile, polyester carpet can be a long-lasting carpet that retains its stunning appearance for years to come.
Benefits of Polyester Carpets
Many people are drawn to polyester thanks to its luxurious appearance as well as its affordable, stain resistant nature. Polyester carpets also come in a wide range of colours that are fade-resistant, so you can choose carpets that suit the style and décor of your home.
The thought of red wine, dye, food, coloured soft drink or children’s markers on your carpet is enough to make most of us squirm, because no matter how many cleaning advertisements promise to lift tough stains, nothing ever seems to lift out stains completely.
If you’re looking for a carpet that is inherently stain resistant, you should certainly consider polyester! As a closed-cell fibre, dyes are not able to adhere to the polyester, which means that spilt red won’t result in a red stain on your carpet.
As a soft carpet that is better suited to low traffic areas, polyester is also the perfect carpet to use in guest or spare bedrooms, small children’s bedrooms or playrooms.