Types of Carpet

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Types of Carpet

At 47th Place Carpet One Floor & Home, we are your local carpet and flooring retailer. We have carpet for all types, and we can help you find the ideal solution for your home. Our flooring professionals are here to help understand your lifestyle as well as the trends you would like to see in your own home. Using this information, we utilize the unique Select-A-Floor™ system, and we will determine your perfect carpet match. 

When you think about purchasing new floors, you probably think about investing in something that looks great. However, it is also crucial that your new floors also function with your lifestyle. Depending on what your way of life is like, the carpet fiber you choose could have a significant impact. There are two types of carpet fibers, synthetic and natural, both of which will perform differently depending on the type of carpet. 


Types of Carpet Fibers

The types of fibers that are used to make carpet are nylon, polyester, triexta, olefin/polypropylene, and wool. 

Nylon is arguably the most popular carpet fiber on the market. Nylon is not naturally stain resistant but can be treated to become stain resistant. It is mostly known for wearing well over time.

Polyester is a synthetic fiber that is similar to nylon but not identical. Polyester is known for being soft and is being improved by technology every day. 

Triexta is another synthetic fiber and is naturally stain resistant and easy to clean. Unlike nylon, triexta does not need to be treated to be stain or wear resistant. 

Olefin/Polypropylene is a sturdy fiber best used for patterned carpets. These carpet fibers are best for low traffic areas of your home. 

Wool is a natural fiber that is pricey but soft. It is also resistant to flames and wears well. 


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