Carpet comes in different textures, colors, and fiber types. It can be found in home and commercial settings. The carpet you select simply depends on your needs and preferences.
Each carpet type has various pros and cons. Most carpet fibers are made of synthetic materials or blends of synthetic and natural materials. Synthetic materials are designed to resist stains, static electricity, fading and moisture. Below you'll find five primary types of carpet fibers.
Solution Dyed Nylon is widely regarded as one of the best fibers for both residential and commercial applications. Nylon is great for strength and durability, so it can handle foot traffic and crushing. Solution dyed fibers help protect against staining and fading, which makes it a great option for individuals or families with pets and kids.
Nylon is one of the most popular carpet fibers. It's strong and durable, and it handles wear and traffic well. It also resists staining and crushing.
Triexta can be described as a hybrid of both nylon and polyester. It is naturally hydrophobic, so it repels stains and moisture.
Polyester fibers are hydrophobic and offer great resistance to stains. However, polyester fibers can fade in the sun and are generally known to be less durable than nylon fibers. Polyester is typically a cost efficient carpet.
Wool carpets have a natural, soft and luxurious feel. They are usually strong and offer protection that helps resist staining and soiling. Wool absorbs noise, so it's quiet underneath the foot. Wool is also flame retardant. Since it has natural properties, it can help keep your home cool in the summer and warm during the winter. Wool is renewable and biodegradable. It should be carefully cared for and maintained.
Olefin, also known as polypropylene, has a lower resistance to soiling and crushing, but it is a cost efficient option.
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