What are the Different Types of Carpet?

Carpet One Floor & Home in Swift Current is your local carpet expert. We can help identify your needs when it comes to carpet and use them to find the perfect flooring option for your lifestyle. Using our exclusive Select-A-Floor™ system, we will narrow down what carpets fit your activity levels, design scheme, and plans for the future. Our local flooring professionals can even give you advice based on current trends with the most up to date information.

Not all fibres are made equal. There are two types of fibres used to make carpet, synthetic and natural. Depending on the fibre type, the features of a carpet and the way it functions are very different. The impact that a particular fibre has on its stain and fade resistance and its softness will be factors in finding the right carpet for your home.

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Types of fibres used for making carpet include nylon, polyester, triexta, olefin/polypropylene, and wool.

Nylon is a top contender for carpet choice among consumers. Its ability to keep its texture and colour is a prime reason why it is a top choice. Nylon is also one of the softest carpets on the market today.

Polyester is similar to nylon but is less costly. It is resistant to stains without being treated, and technology is continually improving polyester fibre for carpets.

Olefin/Polypropylene is one of the best choices for patterned carpets. These carpets are not recommended for high traffic areas because they tend to wear more quickly.

Wool is a natural material that is eco-friendly and sustainable. Wool is usually more costly up front but can be beneficial for those looking for hypo-allergenic carpet options.

Triexta is a synthetic material that does not absorb water quickly. This makes it ideal for homeowners who want carpet that is stain-resistant.

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