Not all carpets are made alike. There are many different carpet types, styles, makes, and fibers available on the market today. With different manufacturers always thriving to get a competitive edge, new fibers are being engineered with better wear durability, stronger piles, stain-resistance, and even some waterproofing. Without getting into every single carpet fiber available, we broke down the top style choices of carpet. Let’s take a look!
Nylon is a highly desirable flooring choice for many reasons. It is known to be the most exceptional when in come to wear, stain and abrasion resistance. It is extremely easy to clean and typically does not mat down easily, depending on its pile construct. This synthetic fiber choice is excellent for anyone wanted premium carpet in their homes.
Polyester is a chemically engineered synthetic fiber used in the textile industry. Formerly, polyester carpeting was not on par with nylons; however, with all the other elements incorporated into the engineering of these polyesters, today, they can be equally as durable and built to be longlasting. With the twist and density of each fiber and the filament type, polyesters have proven to be a great choice to stand up against wear and tear.
Another synthetic fiber material is Olefin. Olefin is a great, lightweight option and is specially engineered to withstand the outdoor conditions. It is highly resilient to color change and stain-resistant. Being universal enough to be installed outdoors allows this versatile carpet to be an excellent option for many unique and tough projects. Olefin can come in many forms and be multi-filamented or mono-filamented as well as tow, staple or film yarns.
This natural product comes from sheep or goats. The wool fiber is an excellent choice for your home and insulates heat phenomenally well. Wool is extremely durable and can hold up, typically, longer than most synthetic fibers. However, direct sunlight can cause the fibers to break down and gradually become weaker leading to wear over time.
All these carpet fibers have come a long way in their engineering and design. For more information on ICC Floors’ carpet selection, click here to view our online showroom.