What are the Different Types of Carpet

FDW Carpet One Floor & Home in Crystal Lake, IL is more than your local flooring retailer; we are also your carpet experts. We are here to help you find the best carpeting for your home. We use our exclusive Select-A-Floor™ system to narrow down your carpet selection based on your lifestyle and personal style. This system is unique to Carpet One, and makes breaking down your selection easier and less overwhelming.

Carpet fibers are either from synthetic or natural materials. Not all carpet fibers are alike, and can have an impact on how a carpet will perform and function in your home. Fibers can even play a role in how the carpet will look in your home. 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. 

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

Types of Carpet Fibers

Nylon is a popular carpet fiber choice. 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 a less expensive alternative to nylon. 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 unlike nylon fibers it does not need to be treated to be stain resistant. Triexta can be compared as a cousin to nylon.

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