||oil based synthetic fibre, does not shed or lose fibres. Easy to maintain. Non-absorbent to most spills, colourfast and hard wearing. Polypropylene rugs are machine made in Belgium, Turkey or China and are available in tradtional designs, modern and shag rugs.
||heat treatment of polypropylene fibre to improve look and feel and ensure anti static properties All Polypropylene rugs at M & M's are heat set
||basic polypropylene fibre, not heatset. will shine, has plastic feel, hard to vacuum. We do not stock BCF polypropylene rugs at M & M's Rug Shop.
||sheeps hair, soft, tough, warm, fire retardant, will shed fibres - especially when new, absorbent but does have natural oils to resist some stains. Wool will always cost more but should last longer and should go through the cleaning process better than a synthetic rug
|jute / sisal / coir
||natural plant based fibres - ie bark of tree, coconut husk. Generally fire retardant, tough, hardy. However they are usually absorbent, meaning spills will show, will shed fibres,
||oil based synthetic fibre, does not shed or lose fibres. Easy to maintain. Non-absorbent to most spills, colourfast and hard wearing. Polyester usually has brighter shine and fine texture. Mostly used in shag rugs.
||synthetic fibre, artificial sillk. Silk Look / Silk Feel. Has shine and fine texture. Often used as highlights in modern rugs or shag rugs. Also available as small mats.
||synthetic fibre, wool look and feel, will shed fibres, absorbent. Most of our acrylic rugs are hand tufted from China
||tufts of fibre are passed through base with tufting gun and glued in place Most of our range of modern designs are hand tufted in acrylic or wool
||rug is produced entirely on machine, mostly from European manufacturers.
||each tuft of wool individually knotted by hand onto base of rug