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What are the Different Types of Carpet?

Carpet One Floor & Home in Owensboro is your local source for flooring, and your local carpet expert. It is our mission to help you find the best carpeting for your home. We can help you narrow down your selection based on your lifestyle and the warranty level you wanted using our Select-A-Floor™ system. This system is unique to Carpet One, and makes breaking down your selection easier and less overwhelming.

Carpet fibers can either be from natural or synthetic materials. Not all carpet fibers are alike, and they have an impact on how the carpet will perform in your home. Fibers also have a role in how the carpet will look in your home. Choosing a new carpet for your home is more than just finding a color and pattern that you like. 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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Types of Carpet Fibers

  • Nylon is one of the most popular and common fiber choices. The benefits of nylon include top quality performance and long lasting looks. Another benefit is that nylon carpets can be treated to be stain and fade resistant. 

  • Polyester is an alternative to nylon and is less expensive. New technology is changing the chemistry of polyester and making it more durable and now even comparable to nylon’s durability.

  • Olefin/polypropylene fibers make for amazing patterned carpets. These carpets should be installed in low traffic arrears around your home, such as formal living rooms and formal dining rooms. 

  • Wool is a natural, eco-friendly, sustainable carpet fiber. Wool is considered a hypoallergenic option because it traps allergens and stops them from floating into the breathing zone. 

  • Triexta is inherently stain resistant and comparable to nylon. However, unlike nylon fibers it does not need to be treated to be stain resistant. 


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