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Different Types of Carpet Materials Explained

Different Types of Carpet Materials Explained

As you likely know, carpet comes in many shapes and styles. We have discussed a few of the most popular carpet styles here on our blog already, which you can read if you are interested. But in addition to the styles themselves, carpet is also available in an assortment of materials. Understanding the characteristics of the different materials can help you to ultimately decide on the best one for your needs. That is why we want to discuss these carpet materials with you here today.


Wool is a durable and stain resistant option. Due to its natural fibers and how tightly woven they are, it makes wool carpet dirt resistant and a great choice for high traffic areas as it stands up well to wear and tear. Since it is such a high-quality material, it does tend to be more expensive than other options.


Acrylic is a popular material choice for kids’ rooms, living rooms, and other areas that are most susceptible to stains as this material is also highly stain resistant. Another benefit to acrylic is the fact that it does not fade heavily over time either.


For homes with pets, triexta has become an excellent choice. This is because this synthetic material is extremely tough and does not tear apart easily. Because triexta is a tough and desirable choice, its price point does reflect that.


Nylon is a classic choice and one you are probably already familiar with. If you have ever walked across a carpet and produced a static current, this was likely nylon carpet. It is a classic choice because it can be used for years with little to no change in its appearance. Like some of the others we have listed, it is also resistant to soil.


Polyester is a popular synthetic material because it provides durability without sacrificing style. It is water resistant and easy to clean. This type of material can clump, however, if not maintained well.


Olefin is a wonderful choice if moisture resistance is high on your list of priorities. Olefin offers a nice wool-like appearance while not hanging the same price tag as wool. It comes in many dyed​ colors to fit any home style. Beware the sun's rays, though, as olefin is susceptible to fading and bleaching.

And there you have it! No matter what your carpet needs are, there is a style and material available to fit them. At Ft. Collins Carpet Repair, we service all styles of carpet. No matter what, we have the experience needed to stretch and patch your carpets in a way that leaves them looking as new as possible. Give us a call today to request a free quote!

By Ft. Collins Carpet Repair 2-10-2021