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Choosing the Right Carpet Fiber

  • Posted November 6, 2019

It’s no secret that we love our plush carpeting. Carpet sales in the US are greater than all other flooring options combined! Soft and comforting underfoot, families across the nation love to unwind together in cozy rooms with wall-to-wall carpeting. When it comes to choosing the ideal carpet fiber for your home, it’s best to gauge the rooms that are receiving carpet and your home’s specific needs based on kids, pets, and overall activity level. High traffic areas like hallways and family rooms will require a different carpet fiber than calmer areas such as living rooms, bedrooms, and even dining rooms. Some rooms need a highly durable and stain-resistant carpet fiber, other rooms deserve the softest, most luxurious carpet fiber you can find! Let’s examine a few carpet fibers that help determine the best fit:

  • Nylon – When it comes to stain resistance and durability, nylon will assist your active home with outstanding, reliable performance. Easy to clean and resilient, nylon carpet can also handle heavy traffic and remain attractive. At a medium price point, nylon carpet allows the average homeowner to have stylish design without overextending financial resources. If your active family is often tracking in dirt and mud and your kids and pets are prone to accidents, and spills, nylon fiber would be a great fit for your home’s lifestyle!
  • Polyester – Polyester carpet fiber presents an excellent combination of style, value, and even sustainability. Perfect for new families that need to save money when replacing carpet, polyester fiber will offer suitable durability, stain protection, and fade resistance. Today’s polyester options even offer styles made from recycled PET fiber for environmentally conscious consumers. Polyester carpet may need to be replaced quicker than other fibers, but will be a good option for replacing carpet that’s past its prime.
  • Triexta – As a great middle-ground between nylon and polyester, Triexta fiber creates SmartStrand carpets that are incredibly stain resistant, eco-friendly, and durable. The superior stain protection is achieved through the actual shape of the carpet fiber, not a topical coating. Combined with enhanced durability, Triexta fiber will be a great fit for active families that want to enjoy making memories without stressing over carpet maintenance.
  • Wool – Wool is a wonderful fiber option for discriminating homeowners who are willing to investing in luxurious, lasting flooring. It’s also sustainable, renewable, and biodegradable. It helps reduce energy costs, as it is excellent as an insulator. It lasts for many years due to its durability and bulk, which keep it from breaking down under heavy foot traffic.

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