In the market for some new carpet? If so, you may have heard about triexta — the newest fiber in the carpeting industry. But, what exactly is this new material? And is it the right fit for your home?
Polytrimethylene terephthalate, or Triexta (PTT), was invented by DuPont, the same company responsible for the invention of nylon fiber. Originally, triexta was defined as polyester (PET) because it shares the same root chemical. However, the final product differs significantly so the new generic term became PTT.
Characteristics of Triexta
Triexta has a more matte finish, making its appearance look more similar to nylon than to polyester.
Due to triexta’s hydrophobic fiber, it’s naturally stain resistant — no stain removal necessary, only water!
Direct exposure to sunlight and UV rays will not cause discoloration of the fiber.
For stain protection, no chemicals are added to the fiber, making triexta notably softer compared to polyester and nylon.
One of the most appealing aspects of triexta is that it can be environmentally-friendly. By replacing petroleum with corn glucose during production, fewer chemicals are put into the fiber, which means less VOCs transferred into the air.
Triexta is relatively new in the carpet world, but with its soft and durable fiber, it could be the carpet fiber of the future. For the freshest carpets, call the experts at Triple S! We have the tools, equipment, and knowledge to help you make your carpets and upholstery look Clean, Fresh, & Bright again! We are a family-owned business with over 50 years of experience.
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