Types of Carpet

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Types of carpet

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We carry carpets that are made from synthetic or natural fibers. Since carpet fibers come from different materials, they all impact how a carpet will perform differently as well. Carpet fibers even play a role in the overall look of the carpet in your home. When it comes to finding a new carpet for your home, you should factor in more than just the color you want. How you plan on living on your carpet also plays a role in your choices, the level of activity in that space will help to determine how durable of a carpet you need.   

Types of fibers used in carpets include nylon, polyester, triexta, olefin/polypropylene, and wool. 


Types of carpet fibers

Nylon is one of the most common carpet fibers. It is durable, long-lasting, and can be treated to be stain resistant. These fibers can be made into carpets that feature many different styles and patterns.   

Polyester is less expensive than nylon but features some of the same durability. Advances in technology are helping to make polyester longer-lasting.

Olefin/polypropylene fibers make for amazing patterned carpets. These carpets should be installed in low traffic arrears around your home, such as formal living rooms and formal dining rooms. 

Wool is a natural, eco-friendly, sustainable carpet fiber. It is resistant to staining and soiling, and is also a hypoallergenic option for those who suffer from allergies. 

Triexta, unlike nylon, is inherently stain resistant and does not need to be treated. Today, many carpet manufacturers compare triexta as a cousin to nylon. 


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