Types of Carpet

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What Are the Types of Carpet?

Carpet One Floor & Home in Woodstock is your local expert when it comes to carpet. Using the Select-A-Floor™ system, our flooring professionals are able to help you narrow down your selection based on your personal style and lifestyle. This system is unique to Carpet One Floor & Home stores and products. All of our flooring professionals are up-to-date on the latest trends in flooring and design.

Carpeting is made from fibres, which can come from natural or synthetic materials. The different types of fibres can have an impact on how the carpet will function over time in your home and its overall performance. Choosing a new carpet is more than just factoring in the colour or style you want. You also need to consider how you will be living on your carpet from day to day and how much activity it will see.

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

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Types of Carpet Fibres

Nylon is one of the most common and popular fibres. The benefits of nylon include top quality performance and long lasting looks. Nylon can be treated during manufacturing to be stain resistant.

Polyester is a less expensive alternative to nylon. Due to advances in technology, polyester can compare to nylon in terms of longevity and durability.

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

Wool is a natural, eco-friendly, sustainable carpet fibre. Wool is considered a hypoallergenic option because it traps allergens and stops them from floating into the breathing zone.

Triexta is inherently stain resistant, and does not need to be treated. In terms of durability many compare it as a cousin to nylon.

Expert Advice - Basics of Carpet Fibers

Join our very own Jim Aaron, VP of Merchandising for Carpet One Floor & Home, for some inside information on the different types of carpet fibers.

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