How to Choose a Carpet Fibre

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When looking for a new carpet, you have lots of options from style to colour to pile – and even carpet fibre. Check out some of the most common types of carpet fibres and why you should choose them.

• Nylon

Nylon is one of the most popular types of carpet fibres, and is highly durable. It’s also easy to clean, resistant to stain, and will hold its shape.

• Polypropylene

Polypropylene is growing in popularity in recent years, and is also referred to as olefin. It’s cost-effective, stain resistant (except to oil-based stains) and resists sunlight and bleach fading.

• Polyester

Polyester is a popular choice for homeowners because it offers such a wide range of choices in colour. Additionally, it’s very fade and stain-resistant. It’s also non-allergenic and moisture wicking.

• Wool

Wool is a natural fibre and is one of the best carpet fibres on the market – with a price tag to match. It’s very durable and is easy to clean, and is most popular in rugs.

Find out more about the difference between natural and synthetic carpet fibres from Bigelow Flooring in Guelph.

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