Types of Carpet

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Types of carpet

Dicks Carpet One Floor & Home is your local source for all things carpet flooring. We use our unique Select-A-Floor™ system that can help you find a new carpet based on your lifestyle and personal style. This system is unique to Carpet One Floor & Home stores and products, and makes breaking down your selection easier and less overwhelming. Our flooring experts have access to the latest industry insights and can provide you the information you need to make an inform decision. Our carpet selection includes options that are made of synthetic or natural fibers.

Since carpet fibers come from different materials, they all impact how a carpet will perform differently as well. Carpet fibers even play a role in the overall look of the carpet in your home. Choosing a new carpet is more than choosing a color you like, it is about choosing a carpet that suits your lifestyle the best. It is also important to factor in how often you will be living on your carpet and how long you want the carpet to last in your home. 


Types of carpet fibers

Types of fibers used in carpets include nylon, polyester, triexta, olefin/polypropylene, and wool.

Nylon is a common and popular fiber for carpets because of its durability. The benefits of nylon include top quality performance and long lasting looks. One drawback is that nylon needs to be treated post production for stain resistance.

Polyester is less expensive than nylon but features some of the same durability. Polyester is now made to be long lasting and feature some of the same stain resistance as nylon.

Triexta is inherently stain resistant, and unlike nylon fibers it does not need to be treated to be stain resistant. Triexta can be compared as a cousin to nylon. 

Olefin/polypropylene fibers make for amazing patterned carpets. These carpets should be installed in low traffic arrears around your home, such as formal living rooms and formal dining rooms.

Wool is a natural, eco-friendly, sustainable carpet fiber. Wool is also hypoallergenic and can resist staining and soiling. Wool is the most popular natural fiber found in carpets because of its amazing durability as well as softness and comfort.


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