What are the Different Types of Carpet?
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Not all carpet fibers are alike, and can have an impact on how a carpet will perform and function. These fibers also impact the style of the carpet and how it will look in your home as well as how it will feel underfoot. When it comes to finding a new carpet, it is more than choosing a color; you’ll want a carpet that is made to handle your lifestyle.
Types of fibers used in carpets include nylon, polyester, triexta, olefin/polypropylene, and wool.
Types of Carpet Fibers
Nylon continues to be a popular carpet fiber choice for many different reasons. The benefits of nylon include top quality performance and long lasting looks. Nylon fibers can be treated to be resistant to staining.
Polyester is less expensive than nylon. New technology is changing the chemistry of polyester and making it more durable and even comparable to nylon’s durability.
Olefin/polypropylene is best for low traffic areas like dining rooms or formal rooms. These types of carpets feature more decorative patterns and are design to be looked at rather than be lived on.
Wool is one of few natural fibers and is considered an eco-friendly option because it is sustainable. Wool is considered a hypoallergenic option because it traps allergens and stops them from floating into the breathing zone.
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.