If you are looking for a carpet that is stain resistant and colourfast, without the price tag of other synthetic fibre types, then polypropylene carpets might be for you.
The generic name for polypropylene is Olefin. This synthetic fibre is easily manufactured, with cost savings passed on to the customer. But easily manufactured doesn’t mean poor quality! Polypropylene carpet is known to be highly stain resistant, easy to clean and durable.
Benefits of Polypropylene Carpets
Thanks to the colour being incorporated during the extrusion process, polypropylene carpet fibres are also colourfast, leaving you with carpets that will retain their colour if exposed to sunlight
Compared to other synthetic fibres, such as nylon and polyester, polypropylene carpets can come in less expensive.
Water and Stain Resistant
Polypropylene fibres are known as hydrophobic, as the fibre tends to repel water rather than absorbing it, making polypropylene carpets quick drying and stain resistant.
Durability and Longwear
While polypropylene carpets do offer a great, cheap alternative to other synthetic fibres, they do come with a lower resilience. These carpets are usually manufactured into a loop style carpet, which works to decrease any signs of flattening from foot traffic.
Carpets with a lower resilience should be used primarily in low-traffic rooms, where families can benefit from the stain-resistant properties of the carpet, but also won’t over-use the carpet to the point where the polypropylene fibres are flattened.