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Types of Carpet

What are the Different Types of Carpet?

At Carpet One Floor & Home of Woodstock, ON, we can help you make smarter carpeting choices. The world of carpeting continues expanding, and that means more options to consider. While the selection process can sometimes seem overwhelming, understanding your many carpeting choices will enable you to achieve the best possible results.


Carpeting is made from fibres, which can come from natural or synthetic materials. The different types of fibres can impact 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. It would help if you also considered how you will be living on your carpet from day to day and how much activity it will see.


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 unique patterned carpets. These carpets should be installed in low traffic areas 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.


Types of Carpeting

Carpeting of all fibre types can be woven into three primary forms:


Cut-pile carpeting has trimmed fibres of varying lengths. The effects are a denser, more intriguing texture.


Loop pile carpeting comes from similar origins, but its looped endings remain intact for a smoother, more level surface.


Cut-loop carpeting merges aspects of cut and loop pile for a denser, “busier” appearance.


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As members of the world’s most trusted independent flooring cooperative, we’re proud to serve the carpeting needs of clients throughout Woodstock. Want to learn more about our many intriguing carpeting options? Please visit us soon at 236 Norwich Avenue in Woodstock, ON.

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