Types of Carpet
Soft, versatile, and full of potential, carpeting has held a steady spot as a perennial flooring favorite. Here, at Carpet One Floor & Home of Mentor, OH, you will encounter an impressive assortment of all different carpeting types. Let our flooring experts be your guides as you navigate the wide world of carpeting. Your carpet’s fibers, or pile, will play a vital role in determining overall function and feel. Carpet fibers have impact on style and performance capabilities as well. Suffice it to say, choosing your new carpet involves much, much more than finding a rug in your favorite color. We can help you meet your match based on your lifestyle and warranty needs.
Carpet fibers can be comprised of both natural and synthetic materials, including wool, polyester, olefin, nylon, and triexta.
- Nylon fiber is a very popular synthetic. Extremely soft and made to last, nylon does need to be treated with a stain-resistant coating: something to keep in mind as you make your purchase.
- Polyester is a highly affordable synthetic that is soft, but not as durable as the pricier nylon carpets. Recent innovations, however, are in the process of changing this.
- Olefin/polypropylene is a great option for quiet homes that don’t receive heavy foot traffic. Featuring bold, decorative patterns, these carpets are always stylish, but aren’t made for hard use.
- Wool is a natural fiber that’s highly coveted for many great reasons. Since it is harvested from sustainable, renewable sources, wool is a favorite of the eco-conscious. It also traps harmful allergens and dust particles.
- Triexta is a synthetic fiber that’s extremely tough on stains. Unlike nylon, however, it doesn’t need to be pre-treated in order to enjoy this benefit.