Wool Mix Carpets in Preston
There are several types of wool mix carpets in Preston, depending on the materials mixed with the wool. Usually a wool mixed carpet will be 80% wool and 20% synthetic. For example, the wool-nylon blend is a mixture that’s cheaper than a 100% wool carpet, without sacrificing any of the durability, since nylon is slightly more durable than wool. Wool-polyester blends on the other hand are much cheaper than the wool-nylon carpets, but they are also less durable. You will also find 50% or more blends, which sacrifice a lot of the similarities to 100% wool carpets, in order to achieve a much more affordable price.
Wool-acrylic is a rarely used carpet blend nowadays. In Preston, wool mix carpets will usually feature other materials, because acrylic, while offering a similar feel to wool at a lower price, is not very durable. It does not hold well in high traffic areas, having an overall poor performance. Nylon on the other hand is the most durable alternative to wool. It is not as expensive as natural wool, but it is more expensive than other synthetic fibres. This is why you will find nylon carpets mixed with less durable but more affordable fibers in order to lower the price.
Similarly to wool mix carpets in Preston, nylon blend carpets can be mixed with polyester and polypropylene, either in an 80%/20% mix, or in a 50%/50% mix. When mixed with polyester, the blend will make for a comfortable carpet that is unfortunately not very durable. You can expect around 5 years of use out of such a carpet. The nylon-polypropylene blend offers higher stain/spill resistance, at the cost of comfort. If you’d like to find out more about wool mix carpets, or any other kind of flooring option, contact The Flooring Centre today. In our showroom, you will be able to browse through a wide range of carpets in order to find the best fit for your home. As a family business, we are committed to providing a friendly, professional service to all our clients. Let us know what you have in mind and we answer any questions you may have. We also offer an installation service for your new wool-mix carpets.