When it comes to synthetic fibre flooring, solution dyed nylon is the most popular choice. While the price could be a bit higher than other manufactured options, nylon offers you many advantages and is a worthwhile investment in the long run. Here we take a closer look at the pros and cons of nylon flooring.
Pros of Solution Dyed Nylon Carpet Flooring
Nylon is the most durable synthetic carpet of all, making it an excellent solution for areas with very high foot traffic. Because of its elasticity, strength and durability, this flooring can be bent, crushed and even stretched up to 30% of its original length, after which it will go back to its original shape. Impressive, right?
Solution dyed nylon fibre locks in colour at its production stage. This process means that spills do not adhere to the carpet and leave stains. Just make sure you don't flood your flooring and protect it from spills sitting deep below the surface.
Because the carpet colours go right through the fibre, solution dyed nylon carpets won't fade in the sun. New Zealand is notorious for its harsh ultraviolet light, so if you're looking for a carpet to sit beside your north-facing picture window, consider one that won't bleach in the sun and need replacing within a few short years.
Easy to Clean
Regular vacuuming and steam cleaning once in 12 months will keep your nylon carpet in great shape. The heat of the steam also helps the carpet's fibres bounce back up.
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Range of styles for any pocket
With the SDN flooring popularity, a wide variety of styles, colours, and thickness comes. You can be reasonably sure that you will find a carpet to suit any design fantasy you have. Nylon offers a wide range of budget options to suit people looking for inexpensive carpets to high-end luxury options.
No bugs and mould
Synthetic carpets are mould and bug resistant, providing an environment less likely for bugs to grow as long as you make sure you keep it clean.
Nylon is a better choice for the environment, as it can be recycled. Recycling plants can turn your old carpet into washing machine components, wheel parts, or a new flooring roll.
Cons of solution dyed nylon carpet flooring
No air circulation
Unfortunately, nylon is not the best temperature regulator, making it not the most energy-efficient investment. In contrast to natural wool, you will find your SDN floors cool in winter weather and hot in the summer as manmade fibres don't regulate indoor air or breathe as wool does.
Quality always comes at a price. SDN carpet is quite affordable. But Compared with other synthetic carpets (like polyester or polypropylene), it has a slightly higher price point.
Nylon carpeting produces static electricity in dry climates. The good news is that most modern fibres are already treated for the problem.
Wool and other synthetic carpets are known for their softness, and it's not nylon's strongest attribute. If you don't want to sacrifice durability to softness, pay attention to fibre style. A loop pile carpet will be rougher than a plush carpet made of the same material.
After weighing all the pros and cons of solution dyed nylon carpet, if you are still unsure if it's the right choice for you? Just book a FREE consultation with one of our local business owners. They will bring you full-sized samples so you can compare different options and choose a range within the comfort of your own home.