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What are the Different Types of Carpet?

No doubt about it, carpeting is one of the most popular flooring types on the market today, and for many good reasons. Modern carpeting gives us thousands of options and your carpet’s fibers will have a vital impact on how your new rug functions in your home or office. The materials that comprise your carpet fiber will determine not only how your carpet looks, but how it performs. At Carpet One Floor & Home of Panama City, FL we carry a wide assortment of all different carpeting types, and our onsite experts can help you in narrowing down your choices based on your décor preferences, lifestyle, and budget.

A majority of the carpeting you’ll encounter will be made using such materials as nylon, polyester, triexta, olefin/polypropylene, and wool. Let’s take a closer look at the different variations in carpeting fibers and learn what each type has to offer in terms of texture, durability, and resilience. 

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Types of Carpet Fibers

Nylon is currently one of the most popular synthetic fibers and is made to provide ongoing performance. However, it’s important to remember that your nylon carpeting should be treated with a stain-resistant coating, which will fill in the dye sites and prevent any permanent damage. 

Polyester tends to be a more budget-friendly synthetic fiber, but keep in mind that it’s usually less durable than nylon. Recent technological advances are gradually changing this, however.

Olefin/polypropylene is a great option for spaces that don’t receive heavy foot traffic. Olefin carpets strongly emphasize design and are pleasing to the eye. 
Wool is a natural fiber that’s extremely eco-friendly. Sustainable and hypoallergenic, wool fibers are great at trapping everyday allergens. 

Triexta is a particularly stain-resistant cousin to polyester. Unlike nylon, it is inherently stain-resistant and doesn’t need additional treatment. 

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