Shopping around for a new carpet? Along with a lot of other carpet factors, you’re going to have to decide on what kind of fiber will best suit your home.
Keep in mind that no one fiber is truly the “best.” It’s a matter of opinion and depends on what you’re looking for. Use our guide below to choose.
This is actually the only natural fiber used in carpeting today! The rest are synthetic materials formulated by chemists. Since wool is scarce it can also be a bit more expensive. To offset these expenses, wool is often mixed with synthetic fibers to create a wool blend.
Advantages: Soft and luxurious; cleans well; hypo-allergenic
Disadvantages: Stains easily; heavier in weight
Today this fiber is stain resistant and occupies the largest market share out of the man-made fibers. Plus, it is very resilient and cleans easily. Lastly, it has low levels of static.
Most polyester carpets are created from recycled bottles, making it one of the greenest carpet alternatives available. Typically costing less than nylon, it is still stain resistant, cleans well and is static-free.
Unlike nylon, however, polyester carpets don’t have a tendency to “bounce back,” making furniture marks more difficult to remove.
Increasingly popular over recent years, triexa is very stain and fade resistant. Also priced lower than nylon, it is resilient but does not handle oil spills well.
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