Wednesday January 13, 2016
New Year, No Regrets – Premium Solution Dyed Nylon
Each new year we all begin to consider how far we’ve come, what we’ve achieved and what we are looking to accomplish in the next 12 months.
If there is anything I have learned from my previous new years resolutions, it’s that if a job is worth doing – it is worth doing well. Aim for quality, not quantity this year. And with that in mind, let’s take a look at Irvine Flooring's latest release – the Premium Solution Dyed Nylon (PSDN)…
We all care about the spaces where we live and work; we want comfort and value, but we also care about getting the perfect colour and texture in our carpet to complement our decor.
Irvine Premium Solution Dyed Nylon (PSDN) carpets marry interior design and smart engineering to create luxurious, long-lasting flooring that won’t compromise on health and maintenance. Their Fade PROOF and Stain PROOF PSDN carpets are perfect for modern New Zealand interior spaces, adding life and warmth without the allergens, airborne dust, fading, staining and wear and tear of woollen or normal SDN carpets.
Vivid colour depth and clarity are at the heart of Irvines’ PSDN carpets.
Pigments are added during the manufacturing process, making it part of the fibres’ molecular structure, as well as unique UV stabilisers developed specifically for the New Zealand climate. The pigment can’t be washed away or rubbed off, so Irvines’ provide a 20 year Fade PROOF warranty for the PSDN carpets. The colour of the PSDN carpet will stay true day after day, year after year in the harsh New Zealand sun.
A carpet can be ruined in the blink of an eye – kids drawing enthusiastically with permanent markers on the floor, or a dinner guest knocking over a glass of Pinot Noir… Follow Irvines’ easy cleaning instructions and even the harshest spills and marks will not stain. PSDN carpet is manufactured from materials that can be cleaned with bleach and acetone (yes, seriously!), making light of a spill that would destroy woollen or SDN carpets.
The number of twists per metre on a carpet’s fibres gives the carpet “life” by affecting its appearance and durability. These twists store energy, much like in a coil or spring. The more twists, the more punishment a carpet can take. The PSDN carpets have over 300 twists per metre, unmatched by any other carpet. The twists are heat-treated so no matter what you throw at them, PSDN will always retain their appearance.
PSDN carpets are engineered to protect allergy sufferers of all ages from respiratory problems. The Bulk Continuous Filament nylon will not shed or pill, and the unique Silvercare® technology eliminates bacteria, allergens, odours and dust mites for the lifetime of the carpet.
The carpet fibres are treated with the Silvercare® process during manufacturing, leaving a permanent silver shield. Silver ions are then released using the natural humidity of the air in your home or workspace, penetrating the cellular membranes of bacteria to inhibit replication and reproduction. This eliminates the odours caused by the fermentation and decomposition of bacteria. By limiting the populations of these microorganisms, the food supply of dust mites is cut off!
Westminster, Hilton, Peninsula, Serengeti, Avant Garde, Baltimore, Impressions, Royal Secret and West Coast are the only PDSN four metre wide carpets on the market. This results in fewer joins, and as most of a carpet’s wear happens on the joins, this reduces wear and tear, and keeps your carpet looking good.
Irvines has a limited impact on our environment, so the PSDN carpets meet very strict manufacturing standards to meet Environmental Choice New Zealand (ECNZ) certification.
PSDN is manufactured in an ISO 14001 certified facility fitted with 34,000m2 of solar panels (about one and a half rugby fields), cutting down CO2 emissions by 1386 tonnes per year. The manufacturing process is a dry process, with no wastewater, which makes competitors green with envy!