Jan 31, 2008 10:31 pm
I am trying to decide if I should install nylon or wool carpet. I am getting a twist pile carpet in one of these makes. I will have two adults and two children using this carpet. The carpet will be in the bedrooms, lounge, rumpus and rear hallway
Any advice would be greatly appreciated
Re: 100% nylon vs 100% wool carpet2
Jan 31, 2008 11:25 pm
What colour or shade are you thinking of?
Do you have budget limitations?
A few thoughts....
Wool will usually cost a bit more, has superior resilience, appearance retention and other benefits.
Nylon will be a bit more resistant to abuse (stains, chemicals, etc).
So, if you are going to respect and care for your carpets well, you'll appreciate a fine quality wool carpet (or wool rich, like 80/20).
Re: 100% nylon vs 100% wool carpet4
Feb 01, 2008 8:26 am
I was looking at NZ wool carpet from fowlers auction house in sth melb. It is purchased and installed from them not from the actual auction. II think the carpet is called french toast which is a brown shade
Re: 100% nylon vs 100% wool carpet7
Feb 02, 2008 8:51 am
We have had wool in two houses. What I don't like is the pilling that comes off them, you get it all over black pants and have to empty the vaccuum a couple of times every time you decide to clean it. One of the carpets was over 20 years old and it still made a mess.
I have to agree that they are softer and seem to clean up really well. It depends how old your children are, I have two under four and I won't have wool again till they are much older and I'm not vaccuuming every day.
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Re: 100% nylon vs 100% wool carpet8
Feb 02, 2008 10:13 am
you can't beat a good wool carpet. nylon is cheap in comparison.
I could line up some nylons with wools, and you wouldn't know the difference!
after a few years of wear and tear, I think you could.
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