Types of Carpet

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Types of carpet

Paradise Carpet One Floor & Home is your locally owned flooring retailer and carpet expert. We use our unique Select-A-Floor™ system that can help you find a new carpet based on your lifestyle and personal style. It helps to make your decision less overwhelming and easier to navigate our selection. You can turn to our flooring experts for the latest industry insights, and they can answer questions you may have about installing new flooring in your home.

Our carpet selection includes options that are made of synthetic or natural fibers. Since carpet fibers come from different materials, they all impact how a carpet will perform differently as well. Carpet fibers even play a role in the overall look of the carpet in your home. Choosing a new carpet is more than choosing a color you like, it is about choosing a carpet that suits your lifestyle the best. It is also important to factor in how often you will be living on your carpet and how long you want the carpet to last in your home. 

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

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Carpet Fibers

Nylon is one of the most popular carpet fibers because of its affordability and durability. The benefits of nylon include top quality performance and long lasting looks. However, nylon does have to br treated for stain resistance.

Polyester is less expensive than nylon but features some of the same durability. Polyester is now made to be longer-lasting and feature some of the same stain resistance as nylon.

Olefin/polypropylene fibers make for amazing patterned carpets. These carpets are best installed in low traffic areas, and are more for show rather than everyday use.

Wool is a natural, eco-friendly, sustainable carpet fiber. Wool is the most popular natural fiber found in carpets because of its amazing durability as well as softness and comfort. Other benefits of wool include it being hypoallergenic as well as helping to regulate temperature in your home.

Triexta is inherently stain resistant, and unlike nylon fibers it does not need to be treated to be stain resistant. This fiber is becoming more popular because it is comparable to the durability of nylon.


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