So, you say, how the hell are they different? We don’t know what the heck means, but how they differ, we do. This can be checked in Unimat.
Starting from the same material, the main difference is how it is braided and the style with which it is made.
Smooth Vinyl Carpet
We usually call vinyl carpets (although vinyl is both) a thin, smooth carpet and almost always with a rubber base.
These rugs have a single thin layer between 3 and 4 mm thick, in one piece, which either has no braid (they are a smooth and continuous piece), or they are braided but thin and usually heat-sealed (that is, the heat melted) with rubber or rubber backing.
It is a very defined type of carpet, which began being used in public places and places due to its excellent resistance to intensive use. It has gradually been introduced into homes as efficient, welcoming, and decorative, and spacious textures. Ranges of colors.
This is when we find the central confusion of many people regarding polypropylene rugs.
Because although they share raw material with vinyl rugs, their main difference is that they are braided and made like a conventional carpet of organic or traditional material.
The key is in the malleability that we told you before because vinyl yarn can be made very fine and woven in a thousand and one ways.
And so, you can make polypropylene pile rugs, small knot, jacquard type, and practically any texture or finish that you can see in a carpet of another type.
Hence, many people are surprised to see a polypropylene rug when they learn that it is vinyl because it does not seem so at first glance since it can look like sisal, wool, or polyester.
In short: a polypropylene rug is a vinyl rug that goes undercover.
This brings a double advantage: the maintenance and resistance of vinyl rugs combined with the decorative possibilities of a conventional carpet.