What Are Carpet Fibers?
There are many different types of carpet to choose from, each with their own advantages. It’s important to understand the different carpet fibers and textures before you choose the carpet that’s going to cover your floor. So, how do you know what’s going to work best in your house with your lifestyle?
First, let’s talk about carpet fibers. What does “fiber” mean? Fiber is the carpet material itself. The fibers that a carpet are made out of are going to tell you what sort of absorbency the carpet has, how easily it is to remove stains, what areas it would fit best in, etc. Carpet fibers are going to be made from either natural materials (wool) or synthetic materials (nylon, polypropylene, polyester, triexta, recycled fibers).
What do each of these fibers offer? Let’s touch on a few of them.
Nylon is the most common carpet material that is used nowadays. Being the most durable and strongest synthetic material, it is extremely stain resistant making it easiest to clean and maintain-which makes it ideal for high traffic areas.
Polypropylene (also known as Olefin) is also a synthetic material and second most popular next to Nylon due to its moisture and stain resistance. Although it also has an incredible wool-like feel, without the cost of wool fibers.
Moving on to polyester, another durable carpet fiber that is extremely stain resistant-although not as durable as nylon. The biggest advantage to polyester, in our opinion, is its non-allergenic characteristics.
Lastly, let’s talk about wool. Wool, while costly, offers excellent resilience and durability. Being a natural material, wool is naturally stain resistant-even more so than any of the synthetic options.
So, when you’re thinking about installing new carpet in your home-remember there are quite a few things to consider! Don’t forget to keep up with us to learn more tips about choosing carpet and cleaning it! For expert cleaning of all fibers call or visit www.thesteamteam.com