Thanks to solution dyed nylon technology, nylon carpet now rivals wool as a go-to fibre for durability and stain resistance. Browse Carpet Court’s range of the best synthetic and wool carpets, rugs and flooring in Australia, at affordable prices.

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Advancements in technology and manufacturing mean that synthetic carpets no longer take a back seat to wool. While wool has natural stain and moisture resistance, many synthetic carpets are actually better in this regard due to improved manufacturing processes. Synthetic nylon carpet can have as many long-term benefits as wool carpet and, in the right environment, can be just as durable. Because of its affordability, nylon is often the preferred carpet fibre for many Australian homes.

Benefits of nylon fibre carpet

Nylon is rated highly when it comes to wear and tear, which is why it comes with excellent warranty terms. But the benefits don’t end there. Nylon has:

  • Good elasticity and resilience
  • Durability and crush resistance - so it can stand up to heavy traffic and possesses good shape retention under the weight of furniture or foot traffic.
  • Stain resistant
  • Low maintenance - it’s easy to clean and dries quickly.

Nylon carpet is both stain resistant and durable

Nylon carpet is now even more stain resistant. The solution dyed nylon process locks colour into the nylon fibre during production so that the colour forms part of the fibre. Spills and stains are then unable to attach themselves to the fibre.

Not only is new technology nylon stain resistant, it’s also a very strong fibre that stands up well to abrasion. This makes it one of the most durable carpet products on the market and a popular choice for living rooms.

What makes nylon a durable carpet choice?

When we think of durability in carpets, we think of long-lasting performance in respect to stain and fading resistance, and resilience in the carpet fibres when it comes to wear and tear. Because of innovative manufacturing processes, when it comes to performance, nylon carpets are highly competitive with other quality carpets in wool or synthetic fibres.

Many of Carpet Court’s top brand synthetic carpet styles come with extensive performance warranties from leading carpet manufacturers such as Beaulieu, EC Carpets and Redbook. Designed to be highly resistant to spills, fading, wear and tear, and impact, our SDN carpets will continue to look great for many years.

So, how does nylon carpet compare to other synthetic carpets?

  • Polypropylene (olefin) is durable and long-lasting with high resistance to moisture and staining. It’s easy to clean but is lacking in underfoot comfort. It’s best suited to high traffic areas and a popular choice for investment properties and commercial premises.
  • Polyester carpet is often hard to distinguish from wool carpet and offers supreme softness and comfort underfoot. It has excellent fade and stain resistance and is less expensive than 100% pure wool carpet.

Upgrade floors with solution dyed carpet

Replace your existing floor coverings with nylon carpet to take them from tired to terrific. Most nylon carpets in the Carpet Court range are manufactured using ‘solution dyed nylon’ or SDN.

SDN carpets are extremely colourfast and fade resistant while having superior anti–stain properties. They are also anti-static and have excellent memory, so the fibres hold their shape for longer. What’s more, steam cleaning every year or two helps the fibres to bounce back. All of these combined factors make nylon carpet a popular choice in family homes.

Perfect for high traffic areas

Nylon carpets are known for their resiliency and elasticity so they will retain their shape under stresses such as crushing or stretching. In high traffic areas and areas where furniture may be moved around, these are important qualities in a carpet.

One of Carpet Court’s popular synthetic nylon carpets known as Expanse is made from ECONYL® Solution Dyed Nylon fibre, an environmentally friendly yarn which is exclusive to Carpet Court. This yarn has excellent memory, meaning it will bounce back easily after impact from foot traffic or furniture. ECONYL® SDN yarn is super soft but has enough resiliency to retain its shape and hold onto its stunning looks year after year. Expanse has a sophisticated appearance while the nylon construction means it is both hardwearing yet incredibly forgiving underfoot.

Are nylon carpets stain resistant? 

Solution dyed nylon carpets are manufactured with superior stain resistant properties. Because of the unique colourfast dying techniques used, SDN carpets are extremely fade resistant too.

Your lush new carpet will come with a manufacturer’s warranty and care guide. Consult this carpet care guide for information on spot cleaning and long-term regular care, vacuuming and cleaning of your carpet. You can also find helpful information from Carpet Court about caring for your carpet here.

Nylon carpets such as the Trevena made by leading brand Godfrey Hirst are manufactured using innovative treatments to protect against staining and soiling so your carpet looks great for years.

Microban® helps protect 24/7 against the growth of bacteria, mould and mildew and helps your carpet remain 99% cleaner from bacteria and odours than untreated surfaces. Microban® is available on our Tara Court and First Avenue carpet ranges.