What is it that makes carpet a durable option for flooring? There are a few features that work together to make carpet durable, but it would have to be the fibers themselves that have the biggest impact on how well your carpet will hold up. For that reason, it’s a good idea to learn a little more about carpet fibers to help you determine which is the best choice. The fibers that a carpet is made with will say a lot about how well the carpet will clean and resist stains. It will also determine its comfort, durability, eco-friendliness and cost. You’ve probably heard about good carpet fibers and bad carpet fibers. While there are some that are better than others, the best carpet fiber for your family will all depend on what you want out of it. You can ask yourself some questions that will help you decide. How long do you plan on staying in the home? Do you want it to resist stains well? How much do you want to spend? Where will the carpet be installed?
 

Different Types of Carpet Fibers

1. Nylon carpet. Probably the most popular choice with homeowners and for good reason. Nylon carpets are very durable and great at resisting stains. If you want your carpet to be comfortable then nylon is a great choice, but not all nylon carpets are created equally. Some are more stain resistant than others and they can also be a little more expensive than other carpet options. Nylon carpet is also less eco-friendly that other carpets.
2. Olefin carpet. Another popular option, olefin carpets are cheap and we all like that. It too has great resistance to stains, but it does lack the durability of nylon carpets. This can make it look dirty and cause it to matt more quickly. This can be a bad choice for high-traffic areas.
3. Polyester carpet. Polyester carpets are an environmentally friendly version of olefin. The way the two perform is the same. Polyester carpets look great when they are installed. It’s comfortable and a less expensive option with good stain resistance, but t’s not built to stand the test of time. Wear will show quickly after just a couple for years. While it can be considered green because it’s made of recycled material it can’t be recycled when you’re done with it.
4. Smartstrand carpet. This carpet is a newer option and gaining popularity. It’s an ecofriendly version of nylon but with better stain resistance. It is a great competitor to nylon but won’t make nylon carpets go into retirement. It’s a durable and is eco-friendly option.
5. Wool carpet. Wool carpets are 100% natural and considered superior. They are luxurious, great at resisting stains and their durability will have them lasting longer than any other carpets. If cost doesn’t matter, there really aren’t any cons in going with wool. However, they do need a little more care and can be ruined when treated the wrong way.
 

Carpet Cleaning, Installation, Repair Services & More in Tracy, Livermore, San Ramon, Dublin, Mountain House, Walnut Creek, Danville & the East Bay of California

Now you know a little more than you did before. This information should help you determine what carpet will best suited to your home. When it’s time to have your carpets cleaned, call Carpet Care 2000 to schedule an appointment!