What Are the Types of Carpet?
At Carpet One of Sioux Falls, we are your local resource for all things carpet. Our flooring professionals are here to help you when it comes time to replace the flooring in your home with carpet. The different types of carpet fibers can have an impact on how a carpet with perform and function in your home, and can also have an influence on the style of the carpet. Apart from choosing a carpet color, you’ll want to consider the different types of fibers what are used.
The types of fibers used in carpets include nylon, polyester, triexta, olefin/polypropylene, and wool.
Types of Carpet Fibers
Nylon is most popular compared to other synthetic fibers such as polyester. The benefits of nylon include top quality performance, and that is looks better for longer. You should know about nylon is that it needs to be treated and dye sites need to be filled and the fiber needs to be coated in a stain resistant treatment so stains will not fill in the dye sites.
Polyester costs less compared to nylon, and tradionally features slightly less durability than nylon. New technology is changing the chemistry of polyester, making it more durable than ever.
Olefin/polypropylene is best for low traffic areas around your home. The best construction is a loop construction and can be used in more trafficked areas around the home. These types of carpets are more decorative than they are functional.
Wool is a natural and durable fiber, and is a sustainable option because it grows on sheep. Wool is hypoallergenic, and allergy friendly. Wool traps allergens and stops them from floating into the breathing zone.
Triexta is a cousin to polyester, and many homeowners are actually embracing it as an equal to nylon. It is inherently stain resistant, and does not need to be treated.
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