Types of Carpets

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Types of Carpet 

At Carpet One Floor & Home, we have local carpet professionals who are ready to help you browse through our extensive selection of carpet. They can even help you find the carpet that fits your needs based on your lifestyle and design preferences. Partnered with our exclusive Select-A-Floor™ system, our expert will narrow down your choices and give the best carpet options for you without you having to look through every single carpet brand. 

All carpet is made from fibers. There are natural and synthetic fibers, both used for making carpet. Each fiber used in manufacturing carpet affects how it looks and functions. Rather than choosing a carpet that looks perfect on the outside, make it a point to go with a carpet that is going to work with your home. 

The five different fiber types include nylon, polyester, triexta, olefin/polypropylene, and wool. 


Types of Carpet Fibers 

Nylon is a highly regarded carpet fiber due to its high performance and durability. Nylon is strong and does a great job maintaining its appearance. 

Polyester is an alternative to nylon but is less costly. While it does not perform as highly as nylon, new technology means that polyester could function like nylon in the future. 

Triexta is a synthetic material that is naturally stain resistant. It appears similar to nylon, with a matte finish rather than shiny. 

Olefin/Polypropylene fibers are commonly used in patterned carpets. Olefin/polypropylene fibers are ideal for formal rooms with little traffic.

Wool is a natural fiber used for carpets. While it is usually more expensive than other synthetic materials, it is resistant to fire. 


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