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The Natural Choice … Environmentally Friendly. Fine quality, all natural wool offers numerous advantages whenused in flooring. It has been the standard in floorcovering for centuries and represents all the qualities that syntheticfibers try to emulate. Stanton uses only the finest wools from around the world, which provide all the benefits thatwool has to offer. When you are ready to make an investment in your home, consider the following:

OUTSIDE

  • BIODEGRADABLE
    Wool is a biodegradable natural fiber and one of the most environmentally forgiving flooring products.
  • RENEWABLE
    Wool is a renewable product and therefore has less impact on the environment.
  • SUSTAINABLE LIFE CYCLE
    Wool has a longer life cycle than other fibers resulting in a smaller environmental footprint.

INSIDE

  • NON ALLERGENIC
    Wool is a non-allergenic fiber and does not promote the growth of bacteria and dust mites, or give off harmful emissions.
  • STAIN-RESISTANT
    Wool cleans better and won’t soil quickly due to its natural soil resistance, making chemical stain protection treatments unnecessary.
  • AIR PURIFYING
    Wool fibers absorb and neutralize polluting gases such as formaldehyde, sulphur dioxide and nitrous oxides.

DURABLE

Royaltron™ polypropylene will resist signs of wear, with unique long-lasting fibers.

STAIN RESISTANT

Royaltron™ polypropylene does not absorb moisture making spills and stains easily removable with normal cleaning agents.

COLOR FAST

Solution-dyed yarn extrusion is not only safe for the environment; it protects the colors in new carpet from fading and cleaning solvents.

Anti-Static

Carpets made from Royaltron™ polypropylene fibers are permanently anti-static. No more electric shocks.

Anti-Microbial

Carpets made from Royaltron™ polypropylene fibers do not support the growth of mites or bacteria.

NON TOXIC/ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY

All Royaltron™ fiber carpets are free of toxic elements. Because color is "melted in" during production of the fiber, it eliminates the traditional use of large quantities of water for dyeing, contributing to the preservation and the quality of our water.

DURABLE

Wool blended with polypropylene improves abrasion and mechanicalstress, and offers top resistance and appearance retention.

THERMAL PROTECTION

The cold-reflecting power of polypropylene added to the warmth ofinsulating wool allows for excellent thermal protection and comfort.

CONTEMPORARY

The wool-polypropylene blend offers exceptional design, stylish colorsand great wear, required elements for today’s active lifestyles

COLOR

Blending natural wool with machine-produced threadimproves the color fastness of the final product.

DURABLE

The natural benefits of 80% Wool and the pliability of 20% Acrylic offera durable union of two great carpet fiber blends for the home.

CLEANABILITY

Wool cleans well and contains natural soil resistance, and Acrylic is resistantto moths, oil, chemicals, and is easily washed, and retains shape.

NON-ALLERGENIC / ANTI - MICROBIAL

Wool is a non-allergenic fiber and does not promote the growth of bacteriaand dust mites. Likewise, Acrylic fibers resist moisture and mildew with quickdrying body surface characteristics, resulting in less bacterial growth.

OPULENCE

Nothing can surpass the rich look, feel and lushness of Wool, while Acrylic fiber offersflexible aesthetics for a wool-like, cotton-like, or a blended appearance without the cost.

DURABLE

Axminsters are recognized for quality and lasting durability featuring an extremely tough rowwoven construction that blends the natural benefits of 80% wool, with the resiliency of 20%nylon, making it a great option for everything from Residential to Heavy Duty Commercial.

CLEANABILITY

Wool cleans better and won’t soil quickly due to its natural soil resistance, and Nylon has goodcleaning characteristics and holds-up to staining and soiling well if treated and solution dyed.

NON-ALLERGENIC / ANTI - MICROBIAL

Wool is a non-allergenic fiber and does not promote the growth of bacteria and dust mites.Likewise, Nylon shows excellent resistance to mildew.

FLAMMABILITY

Wool will not promote the spread of flames and self extinguishes once the heart source isremoved, and Nylon is difficult to ignite and produces little or no smoke making it the idealchoice for children’s room, playroom or family room.

ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY

Wool is a sustainable product offering a longer life cycle than other fibers, and Nylon hassuperb abrasion resiliency with less pile compaction in comparison to other synthetic yarnsresulting in a more environmentally friendly combination.

DURABLE

Nylon has superb abrasion resiliency and displays less pile compaction in comparison to other synthetic yarns.

CLEANABILITY

Nylon has good cleaning characteristics and may be the better choice if exposed to grease, cooking oils, or household lubricants, and holds-up to staining and soiling well if treated and solution dyed.

COLOR RETENTION

Nylon fibers retain their color very well and display good resistance to indirect sunlight fading.

ANTI-MICROBIAL

Like all synthetics, Nylon shows excellent resistance to mildew resulting in less bacterial growth.

FIRE RETARDANT

Nylon is difficult to ignite and produces little or no smoke making it the ideal choice for CHILDREN's room, playroom or family room.

Fibers

The starting point of carpet is the fiber, a fine thread-like unit that is converted into yarn then tufted or woven into carpet. There are only four primary fibers used in carpet today: Wool, Nylon, Polypropylene (Olefin) and Wool Blends. The terms "carpet" and "rug" are sometimes used interchangeably. Rug generally means a textile floor covering that is not fastened down and that does not extend over the entire floor. Carpet usually refers to a floor covering that is installed and fastened down from wall to wall. Rug fibers would include these fibers and many others.

Wool: Wool is the classic choice for floor covering material. Wool has been used for carpet making since ancient times. It will last throughout the years. Its superior properties assure quality, function and design. Wool is an animal fiber taken from the hair of the sheep. These protein fibers have characteristics that make wool the premium classic floor covering material. Today, wool used for carpet making comes from sheep in countries like New Zealand, Argentina and the United Kingdom.

Blends: Different fibers can be mixed to create carpets with various qualities in performance and style. A popular blend is the 80% wool and 20% nylon for strength and stain resistance. More modern blends combine polyester with nylon, as well as various acrylic blends.

Nylon: DuPont first introduced nylon in 1938, since then; nylon has been developed further and improved. Nylon is a petrochemical synthetic fiber made from carbon, nitrogen, oxygen and hydrogen. Today's greatly improved 'treated nylon fibers' are sometimes referred to as 'sixth generation'. This started the era of modern synthetic fibers for apparel, industrial applications and tufted carpet. Nylon has good resilience, soil resistance, abrasion retention, durability, and color retention. With issues such as soiling and cleaning, nylon performs very well and is resistant to staining if it receives a stain-resistant treatment. This enable enhanced removal of soil and most common household food and beverage stains through professional cleaning.

Polypropylene (Olefin): Was first introduced into the carpet industry from Italy in the late 1950's. Offers good stain and moisture resistance. Proven performance features, unique aesthetics and exceptional value for both residential and commercial carpeting. These yarns are offered in a range of deniers, which are twisted and heat set. Polypropylene is the fastest growing carpet fiber in popularity. It is naturally stain and fade resistant. To clean, lay the rug out on a clean flat surface. For removal of surface soil, dry foaming methods can be used; wet shampooing for removal of heavy, surface soiling; and steam cleaning for removal of embedded dirt as well as surface soil.

Sisal: Sisal's textured look is a favorite of interior designers. Sisal is a natural fiber derived from the 'agave sisalana' cactus plant. Sisal grows in semi-arid regions. The largest producers of sisal are located in northeast Brazil and Africa. Sisal fibers (which can be up to three feet long) are harvested by hand from the leaves of the cactus plant. Sisal is not the same fiber as coir or jute. Sisal is stronger and more durable than other natural fibers. Sisal is therefore preferred for carpet and rugs. Living rooms, family rooms, entry halls, bedrooms, computer workstations, home offices, exercise rooms and covered patios.Natural fibers provide a massaging underfoot, which is preferred for rooms where you do not sit on the floor. Sisal should be used in a covered area protected from the elements. Natural fiber rugs are highly recommended for enclosed and screened porches. Do not expose to rainfall or allow to become water-saturated (i.e. sisal and seagrass are NOT for bathroom, sauna, Jacuzzi, uncovered patio deck, swimming pool or roof top patios).

Jute: Although traditionally used as carpet backing, is now being used for Jute area rugs and carpet. Jute is a long, shiny fiber that can be spun into coarse, strong threads. The fibers are off-white to brown and 3 to 15 feet (0.9 to 4.5 meters) long. Jute fibers are composed primarily of the plant materials cellulose, lignin, and pectin. Jute is a rainy season crop that grows best in warm, humid climates. China, India, and Bangladesh rank as the top producers, where other than area rugs they are also woven into curtains, chair coverings, carpets, and burlap. Its soft texture makes Jute rugs a welcome choice for bedroom floors, but it is not a practical material for areas of heavy wear.



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