Which Carpet Fiber Is The Best?

Carpet Remnants

At Simmons Floors you have options.

Nylon carpet fiber is soft yet strong, shows color brilliantly, and is easy to clean. It is very resilient, fade-resistant, and retains its texture. Newer Nylons called “Nylon 6” or “Nylon 6/6” are more expensive but are engineered to be more durable and resistant to wear. These carpets are a great choice for anywhere in the home, especially places where stains may occur.

The use of polypropylene in carpets has grown dramatically over the past ten years. It is extremely resistant to moisture, stains, fading, and chemical cleaning agents. Polypropylene, a value-oriented fiber, is notably colorfast because it is solution-dyed, which means the color is added during the fiber production and not dyed later. Because it’s so resistant to moisture and mildew, it’s generally a good choice for both outdoor and indoor areas including playrooms, kitchens, and dens.

Polyester is made from recycled P.E.T. products, like plastic soda bottles, and is stronger than polypropylene and can perform as well as nylon at a lower cost. It offers exceptional softness, making it ideal for thick, cut pile styles. Polyester is also naturally and permanently stain and fade-resistant. It has excellent color clarity, color retention, strength, and abrasion resistance. Carpets made from polyester are easily cleaned and they resist water-soluble stains. As a recycled product, it is an inexpensive environmentally friendly option.

Wool is considered the best of the best in carpet fiber. It was the original fiber and is the only natural one of the four mentioned. It is tough and durable yet soft and luxurious. Dust, dirt, and oil-based stains come out easily because wool naturally releases the soil rather than absorbing it. In high-traffic areas, it stays resilient and bounces back. It’s also environmentally friendly because it comes from a renewable resource. Wool is the most expensive carpet fiber and is generally used only in luxury carpets and area rugs.

When you purchase a carpet made with any of these fibers, you’ll get a comprehensive warranty from the manufacturer. Ask your Abbey expert for more information about the performance and warranties on these products.

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