What Is Smart Strand Carpet?
Polypropylene is tough and has adequate stain resistance, it may be washed using quite harsh chemicals and is cheap, but it moisturizes easily and brings oil based stains and dirt, often leaving it feeling matted following usage. Smart Strand is actually a kind of Polyester.
Perhaps lots of the puzzle and marketing jargon related to the cloth comes from the negative perception some have of Polyester. In a nutshell, the initial Polyester yarn (PET) was oil based and had reduced resiliency, it was inexpensive to make and provided cheap carpets which were easily dyed, making vibrant colors and a soft heap but at the cost of durability.
Later, a new sort of Polyester was made (PTT) that had much greater resiliency however in a high cost and again lacking in green credentials. That is where Du Pont stepped in and after several years of study created Triexta Sorona, called Smart Strand. Smart Strand is a PTT yarn that’s quite renewable, made chiefly of corn, that has all of the advantages of Polyester but very few drawbacks.
Ultimately, PTT (Sorona, Triexta, Smart Strand) includes all of the advantages of PET, being silky soft, taking on color well, with excellent stain resistance and low moisture absorption because of the closed cell structure, while also being hard wearing, having excellent bounce back capacity (with a few guarantees lasting up to 25 years) and powerful sun-fade protection significance it may be utilised in almost any area of the house.
The production and materials used mean that Smart Strand is an extremely renewable, green and eco friendly material. Smart Strand is more costly than most other synthetic materials and is in accord with Nylon concerning price, equalling all of the positive elements, but eliminating many of Nylon’s drawbacks. It’s expected to function as rug yarn of the future. The cloth has good fade resistance and is economical, but works like a inexpensive carpet and isn’t acceptable for high traffic locations.
Wool has great anti-crush features, can conceal soil nicely but once stained can be extremely tricky to clean, it’s also the most expensive of all mainstream carpeting materials. Nylon is also costly, has a degree of absorption meaning that pet urine and other stains and spills can be partly absorbed by the cloth, chemical stain treatments are expected to keep stains off, this combined with the cosmetics of the fabric means the yarn isn’t particularly eco-friendly.
It’s great strength and resiliency and takes on color well but suffers from UV fading and has to be regularly washed. The true yarn itself is named Triexta, Sorona being the brand name it was given by Du Pont, and Smart Strand the title supplied by Mohawk and then Lano. These names can and are frequently used interchangeably, but none of these actually clarify what the yarn is and what its advantages are.