Carpet Flooring

How to choose a carpet that’s right for your home?

Not all carpets are created equal and not every carpet will serve the same purposes. Which is why a good place to start is to consider the priorities and goals with your carpet flooring.

Start with the look you’re after, compare fibres and see what works in your home. Finally explore the features, benefits and budget details to really narrow down from the hundreds of carpet options you’ll typically encounter.

At Signature, we work with manufacturers from all over the world to develop effects that enhance the feel, performance and longevity of the most beautiful carpets, even under the toughest of conditions. Based on your requirements, you could choose from materials like nylon, pure wool, polyester, SDN and polypropylene across a variety of carpet pile types. Plus, thanks to modern technology – treatments are now available to suit specific types of installations.

Use our Carpet Guide to evaluate your options when selecting the perfect carpet for your home.

Carpet Features

Features Carpet Pile Types

Pure Wool

Natural wool is a luxurious choice of material for your residential carpet. Tactile and soft, wool is renowned for its ability to resist dirt. The fabric is also a natural flame-retardant. With care, wool has the potential to last a lifetime, maximising the ROI on your flooring investment..

Nylon

Nysoft™ is an ultra-soft new-age nylon yarn used in all premium Signature carpets. Some of its greatest attributes are its easy cleaning and stain-resisting properties, making it particularly well-suited for busy families and pets.

SDN

Solution Dyed Nylon (SDN) is a man-made nylon fabric dyed throughout the yarn to its core. This lends it a new level of stain resistance and fade performance. A breakthrough material in carpet construction.

Polypropylene

With stain and moisture resistance coupled with colour fastness and durability – polypropylene makes the right choice for a budget-friendly carpet. With an easy-to-clean fibre, the carpet is well suited for large households.

Polyester

Polyester carpets feel lush underfoot and are usually available in bright colour options. Beautiful and budget-friendly, it’s a superb all-round twist carpet that takes the knocks of a busy household while looking great. The fade-resistant carpet is usually built from recycled PET plastics.

Twist

The most popular carpet construction involves tightly twisting the cut fibres together to create a more robust result. Ideal for heavy traffic areas. Twist pile carpets also have a more textured appearance compared to a plush pile carpet.

Loop

As the name suggests, fibres are formed into little loops and stuck to the backing. This construction lends carpeting durability and helps it hide dirt easily. Loops can be tall, short, tight or loosely constructed. Loop pile carpets offer a smoother surface.

Plush

Soft and luxurious, plush pile carpets are cut to a uniform height for a smooth and sleek finish. They can be made using both wool and synthetic fibres and have a silky, velvety appearance.

Woven

Unlike tufted carpets, the woven style involves interlocking the pile and backing yarns for added durability and a plush look and feel. Weaving is a traditional carpet construction method using looms with patterns woven into the carpet – also popularly known as Axminster.

Why Signature Floors

We are committed to delivering the best innovations and quality the world can offer. From carpet, hard floors or custom carpet, Signature Floors can always help.