Fiber is the material from which the carpet yarns are made. Therefore, fiber type may well be the most crucial decision you'll make when choosing one.
Whether you choose a natural or synthetic fiber, they are all great choices. Understand the various traits of each so you can determine which characteristics appeal to you.
Natural fibers are harvested from nature
Wool is the most commonly chosen natural fiber, especially since it is the only one used for carpet flooring. It is durable, soft and luxurious, and soil-and-fire resistant.
Some mills are now combining wool fibers with acrylic ones to decrease the price. Carpet made from silk, jute, coir, seagrass, cotton, and sisal is mainly used for area rugs or mats because they're either too bristly or not durable enough for broadloom.
Synthetics: often seen as the more practical choice
Stain resistance and lower price points make synthetics a popular choice, especially in homes with kids. Synthetics are manufactured and usually contain chemical compounds. Nylon and polyester are the two most popular ones.
Nylon carpet flooring is known for super strength and resiliency, with the ability to withstand the heaviest foot traffic. When used with a protectant, the stain resistance is superior. Polyester is non-absorbent, so the stain resistance is excellent. It's best for moderately busy rooms.
Other synthetics include:
Olefin (polypropylene) is budget-friendly and often associated with loop construction, such as the Berber. It's durable and non-absorbent. Triexta is known for strength and permanent stain resistance built into the fiber.
Your carpet store in St. Croix Falls, WI
Cascade Flooring is a family-owned carpet store in St. Croix Falls, WI. Since the beginning, customer satisfaction has always been our #1 priority. We have knowledgeable and friendly flooring associates who can help you select the right carpet for your budget, decor, and lifestyle.
In addition, our free estimates are personally completed by one of our company owners. Visit us today at our showroom in St. Croix Falls, WI. We're convenient to St. Croix Falls, Balsam Lake, Taylors Falls, Osceola, and Amery, WI.