Carpet Fiber 101

Carpet FibersMost carpets might look similar, but that doesn’t mean they’re manufactured the same or have the same characteristics. With several different fibers available, selecting the type that works best for your needs and lifestyle is important.

Wool Carpet

Featuring a soft, matte finish, wool carpeting is durable, flame retardant, and an eco-friendly option for carpeting in your home. There is also a large variety of carpet styles, including oriental to sisal style rugs, that are made from wool.

Nylon Carpet

Ideal for busy households and high traffic areas, nylon carpeting is durable and easy to clean. Nylon carpet is the most common and popular type and comes in a variety of colors, patterns, and textures, making it easy to incorporate into the design of your home.

Triexta Carpet (Synthetic Fibers)

One of the newest carpets to the market, Triexta carper is placed into its own carpet class. Known for its cleanability and softness, the fade-resistant carpet is made of 37% corn and has a low absorption rate, keeping stains topical and easy to clean up.

Polypropylene Carpet (Synthetic Fiber)

Polypropylene carpet has the look of wool, without the price of wool. Many polypropylene carpets come in oriental-esque styles as well as newer geometric patterns. This type of carpet is cleanable but isn’t ideal for high traffic areas so many homeowners will utilize it in the form of runners or in rooms that don’t experience high traffic.

Olefin Carpet (Synthetic Fiber)

Utilized very often in commercial properties, olefin carpet has tight loops, is extremely affordable and is good for areas that don’t have a lot of traffic.

Polyester Carpet (Synthetic Fiber)

Affordable and high-quality, polyester carpeting tends to be the number one choice for bedrooms. Even though they are at a lower price point, they are very cleanable and the way they are manufactured makes the fibers voluminous and luxurious feeling.

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