Investing in new carpet is not a minor expense which is why it’s so important to choose carpet that’s fit for purpose. Not all carpet is equal when it comes to standing the test of time. Carpet manufacturing has come a long way with carpets specifically designed for durability and wear resistance using the latest in fiber technology. Replacing carpet prematurely is an unnecessary cost and can be avoided by choosing the right carpet for your needs.

Some of the key things to look for include:

– Wear resistance
– Stain protection
– Overall strength & durability
– Odour resistance
– Warranties & guarantees

Here are three great carpet options that tick all the right boxes when it comes to durability, resistance to wear and tear and longevity – perfect for rental properties and busy family households with kids and pets.

Alla Moda Carpet

The Alla Moda Carpet Collection is an Australian Made carpet range that offers superior wear and colourfastness as well as advanced stain and soil resistance. It’s manufactured using premium solution dyed nylon (SDN) fibers which offer exceptional wear resistance. It’s backed up by outstanding warranties too. Being Australian made is also a big plus because it means the carpet is backed by Australian consumer guarantees and stringent quality and safety manufacturing standards.

One of the stand-out features of the Alla Moda collection is its stunning range and colour palette as well as its softness underfoot, despite its strength and durability. It really offers the best of style and durability in one carpet.

Key features:

  • Durable, premium solution dyed nylon fiber
  • Wear & stain resistance (15 year warranty)
  • Extremely easy care & clean
  • Superior colourfastness (15 year warranty)
  • Stunning range of modern colours & styles
  • Soft underfoot
  • Lifetime anti-static guarantee
  • Australian Made


Desire Carpet Collection

The Desire Carpet Collection is Australian Made and is a very resilient carpet well-suited to families and rental properties. Desire is a particularly great choice for households with pets and kids or for smaller dwellings like apartments and townhouses where cooking smells can  permeate carpet causing unpleasant odours. Desire is treated with Active8 which neutralises odours and comes with an odour-resistance warranty to back it up. It also stands up extremely well to household wear and tear and has great cleanability. Made from Solution Dyed Nylon, it’s also extremely soft. Desire is particularly well-suited to the Australian climate because it has a UV resistant treatment which means you can open up blinds and curtains to let the sun in without worrying about fading.

Key features:

  • Soft & strong solution dyed nylon (SDN) fibre
  • Odour resistance (Active8 Treatment)
  • Wear & fade (UV) resistance
  • Extremely easy care & clean
  • Stain protection
  • Great warranties
  • Australian made


Eco Plus Carpet

Eco Plus is a soft, warm and plush carpet that doesn’t compromise on durability, wear and stain resistance. The Eco Plus carpet range offers superior stain protection that never wears off making it an extremely low maintenance, easy-clean carpet, perfect for at-home entertainers, households with kids and pets, as well as rental properties. It’s also eco-friendly and comes in a wide range of stylish, nature-inspired colours and textures and is made using the latest deep dyeing technology with heat infused colour that locks the dye into each fiber. Eco Plus is a fantastic choice for households with pets, offering a lifetime pet guarantee for owner-occupied residential properties. The range also offers a long list of guarantees that back up its stain and wear resistant properties.

Key features:

  • Lifetime Pet Guarantee*
  • Soft to Touch™ technology
  • Wear resistance & pile retention
  • Stain protection that never wears off
  • Eco-friendly
  • Deep-dyed technology for fade resistance
  • Comprehensive guarantees
  • Australian made


Considering new flooring options for your home, office or rental property? Contact your local Carpet One store to get expert flooring advice tailored to your needs.

*Conditions apply – Guarantees apply to domestic indoor use of the carpet in an owner-occupier single-family residence (excluding stairs unless appropriately rated) in accordance with the recommendation/s made on the ACCS rating for carpet installed (if applicable) and maintained in accordance with manufacturer’s guidelines. For full information in respect to the scope and limitations of these guarantees, please see the Godfrey Hirst eco+ Carpets Maintenance and Guarantees booklet relevant to the carpet (which also includes further information as to the installation, care and characteristics of Godfrey Hirst eco+ carpets) available from your Carpet One store.

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