When it comes to choosing a carpet, a common decision you will need to make is whether to go for natural or synthetic. Since you’re here, it’s safe to assume that you’re considering nylon.
Many of us remember nylon carpets for the static they produced. Nylon carpets were known for easily attracting fluff and dealing out electric shocks. With these misconceptions in mind, it’s easy to see why nylon has something of a bad reputation, but these days you can rest assured you will have an entirely different experience with nylon.
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Resiliency And Durability
The nylon carpet of today is worlds away from the static fibres of the previous generation. It is arguably the most resilient carpet fibre available. A resilient fibre is one that is able to return to its original form or position after being compressed or stretched. This quality not only keeps nylon looking like new longer, but also makes it ideal for high traffic areas, such as a hallway, stairs or the office floor.
Nylon is unbelievably durable and stands up quite well to abrasion. Resiliency and durability are two key features that make nylon the most popular choice in carpets these days.
You will be glad to know that nylon carpets are almost always stain-resistant. Major manufacturers of nylon carpets use different kinds of protective, oftentimes proprietary, stain-resistant coatings. It is also standard practice for them to apply protective chemical treatments.
Nylon Carpet Maintenance
Although nylon carpets boast a number of resistant and repellent properties, stain-resistance doesn't mean maintenance-free. In addition to frequent vacuuming and cleaning of your carpet on a regular basis, you will need to clean up any spills right away.
How to Clean Nylon Carpet Spills
- Blot the spill up with a clean cloth or towel
- Clean the affected area with water or an appropriate cleaning agent – do not use bleaching agents as they can wear down your carpet's stain-resistant coating
- Avoid spreading the stain by working it from the outside and into the centre
- Avoid scrubbing the stain unnecessarily because this will drive it further into the fibres
- Wait to dry and avoid standing on the area until it has fully dried.