Understanding Carpet Fiber
Carpet is one of the softest flooring options available, and provides an extremely cushioned surface for your feet in any room. Before choosing a carpet, it’s important to become familiar with the many variations of carpet fibers that exist. Below are the 4 most common carpet materials, and distinguishing characteristics of each:
- Nylon carpet: Nylon is very soft, durable, and resistant to most stains. Nylon is also one of the most popular carpet materials, and is used widely in the carpet industry.
- Polyester carpet: Polyester is a popular carpet material as it is able to hold color extremely well. Polyester is also non-allergenic, and many major manufacturers produce polyester using recycled plastic bottles, making the carpet very eco-friendly.
- Polypropylene carpet: Polypropylene is soft like nylon, and extremely resilient and resistant to stains, mildew and shedding.
- Wool carpet: Wool carpets are natural, luxurious and extremely long lasting. However, wool is often more susceptible to staining, and can be extremely expensive.
Regardless of the material used to manufacture the carpet, one thing is certain: carpet is an excellent flooring choice than comes in a variety of styles and options that can add life to any room.