When buying a new carpet for your home, there are many factors you must consider—the type and thickness of the pile, the construction of the carpet, and the material of which it's made. In this article, we'll focus on the various types of carpet materials that are available. Read on for an overview of the different carpet materials to consider for your home.
Polyester is just one of the many types of synthetic carpet materials available. It's a soft material that's resistant to fading, making it a good material choice for colored carpets. Polyester is resistant to water, resistant to staining, and is a fairly inexpensive material. The downside is that it isn't a very resilient material, so it's not the best choice for high-traffic areas in your home.
The most popular type of carpeting material, nylon, is a synthetic fiber that's prized for its durability and resistance to staining and wear. It's available in countless styles and patterns, and its durability makes it a great type of carpeting for any area in your home, including high-traffic areas.
Olefin is a low-cost type of carpeting that is arguably softer than nylon and easy to clean. It's resistant to mold, moisture, and staining, but tends to accumulate dirt and oil more easily than other materials. Its similarities to nylon make it a nice inexpensive alternative, but keep in mind that because of its lower durability, you will likely need to clean, maintain, or replace olefin more often than you would another material.
Triexta is another type of synthetic carpeting, often chosen by families with pets or children. Strong, soft, and hydrophobic, it's a solid choice for those who don't mind paying a bit more than they might for other materials.
Acrylic carpeting is a synthetic material that is similar to wool in appearance and feel. It's not as widely available and more prone to wear and tear than other synthetic materials or wool, but it can be a good choice if you want an inexpensive alternative to wool. Acrylic blends are also available.
The only natural fiber on this list, wool is a great choice for carpeting material. Wool is a traditional option that is highly resistant to wear from foot traffic, and it's blissfully soft. The main drawback of wool is that since it's a natural and durable material, it's more expensive than other types of carpeting.
Having read this guide on the different carpet materials to consider for your home, you'll now be better able to select a quality carpet material. No matter which material you choose, be sure to keep your carpets clean and your home healthy by having your carpets cleaned at least once a year. If you follow this advice, your new carpet will last for years to come.
About the PublisherBo Kauffmann is a residential real estate agent with over 18 yrs experience in helping buyers and sellers achieve their goals. Inducted into the REMAX Hall of Fame in 2010 and receiving the REMAX Lifetime Achievement Award in 2019, Bo has sold over 500 houses and condos in the Greater Winnipeg market. He is an accredited buyer representative (A.B.R.) and a Luxury Home Marketing Specialist. Bo provides exceptional service to First-Time Home-Buyers, Seniors looking to downsize and Home Sellers of all ages. He can be reached easily By E-Mail or call/text him Call/Text Here
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