What are the Different Types of Carpet?

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Carpeting is made from fibers, which can come from natural or synthetic materials. Since carpet fibers can come from different materials, they also impact how a carpet looks and functions differently. It is more than just choosing a color that you like or deciding what room you want carpet installed in. 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 popular carpet fiber choice. The benefits of nylon include top quality performance and long lasting looks. These fibers can be treated to be stain resistant and are made to last a long time in your home.

Polyester is a less expensive alternative to nylon. New technology is changing the chemistry of polyester. Now it is comparable to the durability of nylon, while still being budget-friendly.

Triexta is inherently stain resistant, and unlike nylon fibers it does not need to be treated to be stain resistant. These types of fibers are newer and much more stain resistant than other synthetic options.

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

Wool is a natural, eco-friendly, sustainable carpet fiber. Wool is considered a hypoallergenic option because it traps allergens and stops them from floating into the breathing zone. Wool carpets also help to make your home more energy efficient and help to regulate the temperature in your space.

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