Types of Carpet
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In the world of carpet, there are many different fiber types. These fibers are all distinct materials, functioning in their way depending on the type. Don’t just choose a carpet that looks great; pick one that you are going to fall in love with over and over as time goes on. Be sure to make the right choice in fiber type to balance your purchase with trend and practicality.
The types of fibers used in carpet are nylon, polyester, triexta, olefin/polypropylene, and wool.
Types of Carpet Fibers
Nylon is a carpet fiber that is well-known among homeowners. Its high performance makes it desired by many, and it can even be treated to be stain resistant.
Polyester is a more affordable choice in comparison to nylon, but polyester is not as high performing. However, technology continues to improve polyester to be comparable to nylon.
Triexta does not need to be treated to be stain resistant and is a durable carpet fiber. Triexta has a matte sheen rather than shiny.
Olefin/Polypropylene is a synthetic fiber that is best for low traffic areas and is ideal for heavily colored carpets.
Wool is a natural material and is known for being eco-friendly and hypoallergenic. Wool is a sustainable material used for carpets and can be pricier than synthetic carpets.