There are many reasons why people might prefer synthetic. The most common thing anyone can expect to think when feeling a sample of most synthetic carpets is “Wow! I didn’t think it would be this soft!” In fact, I still remember the first time I heard of ‘Solution Dyed Nylon’ carpet. All I could imagine was the feel of a nylon fishing line – how could that be a good carpet fibre?! Synthetic fibres also have greater strength and can hold their shape for many years.
Truth is, the technology is completely different. You can liken it to the differece between making a cotton ball and a t-shirt.
In fact, the technology used to create Solution Dyed Nylon (SDN) has allowed the product to be incredibly resistant to staining and fade. Generally speaking, most new home owners looking to ‘spruce up’ their homes don’t want to have to go through it again in 5 years time. Colour fade is a real issue for those with a North facing homes due to our harsh sun. However, the colour fast technology in SDNs rejects sun fade, keeping the same colour picked 15 years ago!