TYPES OF CARPET FIBER
Nylon is the strongest and most common carpet fiber. Most U.S.-made carpets are nylon, a fiber valued for its durability. It can stand up to heavy traffic, resist crushing and, with stain treatment, can become stain resistant & camouflage dirt. Nylon is prone to static when not properly cared for.
With vibrant color quality and a natural resistance to stains, polyester fiber is as functional as it is luxuriously comfortable. This hypoallergenic carpet fiber resists fading and stains, and is available in a variety of textures. Polyester is prone to crushing when used heavily.
Looking for a carpet that stands up to sunlight, bleach, staining and fading? These synthetic fibers offer superior resistance to a variety of common issues. However, you'll find fewer color options and will need to be wary of crushing.
Wool is a premium and an excellent investment in your home. Not only does it offer a luxurious look and soft feel, it can filter and purify your air, inhibit the growth of harmful dust mites and bacteria, and is stain-resistant and hypoallergenic.
If you want the look and feel of wool without the premium cost, you can try acrylic fibers, also known as man-made wool. Acrylic carpeting resists moisture, mildew, static, stains and crushing, but is less durable than other carpet options.
Other advanced types of carpet fiber have been developed by today's leading manufacturers, offering superior stain and crushing resistance. Ask one of our flooring experts for more information about the full array of carpet options available to you through Flooring Liquidators!