Types of Carpet

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What Are the Types of Carpet?

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Carpet fibers can be either synthetic or natural. 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. It is also important to factor in how often you will be living on your carpet and how long you want the carpet to last in your home. 

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

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Types of Carpet Fibers

Nylon is a common and popular fiber for carpets. The benefits of nylon include top quality performance and long lasting looks. Nylon is treated to be stain resistant.

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. Wool is also hypoallergenic and can resist staining and soiling.

Triexta is inherently stain resistant, and unlike nylon fibers it does not need to be treated to be stain resistant. Triexta can be compared as a cousin to nylon.

Expert Advice - Basics of Carpet Fibers

Join our very own Jim Aaron, VP of Merchandising for Carpet One Floor & Home, for some inside information on the different types of carpet fibers.

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