Carpet Types

Polypropylene Carpets

Polypropylene is a synthetic fibre used in most style carpets. This type of carpet is hard wearing & is an easy solution for commercial or residential usage. It’s easy to maintain & great for heavy duty wear areas. High traffic residential areas & medium traffic commercial areas are best suited for polypropylene carpets. They are easily steam cleaned & very stain-resistant.


Premium Nylon Carpets

Nylon carpets are the most popular & are available in many styles & colours in all pile constructions. Nylon carpets are typically used for residential applications & come in a range of wear ratings for medium, heavy or extra heavy duty traffic areas. This softer surface carpet has long-term resilience & durability. There’s a solution for every room in your home with a Premium nylon carpet; the selection of colours & styles that are available to coordinate with your decor is almost endless.


Wool & Wool Blend Carpets

A good quality wool or wool blend carpet will outlast other carpet types & are suitable for both residential & commercial applications. Wool’s unique fibre structure makes it durable & hardwearing, so wool carpets keep their appearance longer. Available in a huge range of styles, wool & wool blend carpets are somewhat limited in the colour choices available. Modulated or level loop, twist & plush pile are the most popular carpet styles in wool or wool blend carpets.


Wool is a natural product, & its lanolin makes wool naturally stain-resistant, however wool is porous, so Scotchgard & other similar products will penetrate rather than protect. Be sure to clean any spills straight away. It is also flame-retardant & acts as an insulator, helping to reduce ambient noise.


Solution Dyed Nylon Carpets

Carpet’s most durable fibre, solution-dyed nylon carpet offers complete consistency in colour. Pigment & polymer are mixed before extrusion, so it offers a colourfastness against light & won’t fade , as well as long-term resilience, durability & superior stain resistance. The non-porous fibre can also resist odours. Solution-dyed carpet is very resistant to abrasion & wear as well as matting, which will keep the carpet looking like new for a long time.


Plush Pile Carpets

Plush Pile carpet has the same appeal as velvet; luxurious soft feel underfoot inviting you to lie down & roll on it. As with velvet, the pile direction adds another dimension with shading effect as you walk over it.


Twist Pile Carpets

Twist Pile carpets are usually manufactured in plain or 2-tone colours. As the name suggests, the nylon or wool yarn is given a heat-set twist to include a practical dimension to the soft, inviting fell of the product.


Loop Pile
Level Loop Cut Pile
Textured Loop Cut Pile

Wool & Wool Blend Woven Carpets

These are not like normal tufted carpets. They are made from premium quality yarn & are woven. This weaving process helps eliminate pile crushing & shading that occur in normal tufted carpets. We offer a range of 100% wool or a mixture of pure wool yarns woven with flax or sisal. Domestic life: 12 years. Commercial life: 4 to 7 years, dependent on foot traffic.


Hi Low Loop
Cut Pile Twist
Cut Pile


Herring Bone Coir
Sisal Flooring
Cocoa Sisal Flooring
Sisal Light Commercial Flooring



Carpet Fibre Characteristics

  Wool Solution Dyed Nylon Polypropylene
Resilience Excellent Excellent Fair
Abrasion Resistance Fair Excellent Fair
Fastness to Light Good Excellent Excellent
Fastness to Water & Cleaning Good Excellent Excellent
Fastness to Oxidising Gases Fair Excellent Excellent
Stain Resistance Fair Fair Excellent
Ease of Cleaning Excellent Excellent Fair
Flammability Excellent Fair Fair
Static Electricity Good if antistat fibre added Good if antistat fibre added Good
  Good Good Fair



AIRSTEPSTEPSMART.jpg - smallWhat About Underlay?

At Carpet Options we believe a good foundation is the difference between a so-so average carpet job & an excellent carpet job with a superior finish. That’s why we prefer to use Airstep Stepsmart underlay when we install your carpet. Airstep Stepsmart is specially formulated to provide superior underfoot comfort & outstanding durability in heavy traffic environments. With a 7mm thickness & 120kg density, Airstep Stepsmart is manufactured from high density rebonded polyurethane foam. It is highly resilient, helping your carpet to retain its comfort, shape & appearance for years to come. It provides excellent thermal & sound insulation & is unaffected by moisture & spills. Airstep Stepsmart is suitable for all types of floors, including heated slabs.


Airstep Stepsmart  is Australian Made & meets Australian Standards AS 4288-2003 requirements. Airstep Stepsmart is also Green label Accredited by the Carpet & Rug Institute USA, ensuring it meets strict criteria on VOC emissions for superior indoor air quality. Manufactured from 90% recycled material, this carpet cushion is environmentally friendly, being 100% recyclable itself, able to be reprocessed into a new product at the end of its useful life.


Airstep Stepsmart  carpet cushion has been treated with the proven microbial Ultra-Fresh, for the effective long term control of destructive bacteria, mould, mildew & fungi. It also provides lasting hygienic freshness & effective odour protection.


Airstep Stepsmart  will make any carpet feel richer, thicker & more luxurious. It improves acoustics by reducing noise transfer, Extends the life of your carpet & improves carpet appearance & retention & is guaranteed for the life of your carpet.