How To Tell Which Carpet Is Right For You
Every carpet is different and every carpet has positives and negatives you will want to consider when making a purchase. There are 4 types of Carpet Fibers to consider: is Nylon Fibers, PET (Polyester) Fibers, Polyproplene (Olefin), or PTT (Triexta Polyester).
- Resilient Even after being compressed for extended periods of time, nylon will retain its original shape.
- Non-absorbent Quick drying, nylon carpet absorbs less than eight percent of its weight in water.
- Easy to clean Nylon won’t hold odors.
- Fading Fading may occur if it is exposed to direct sunlight for many years.
- Not indestructible Nylon is still susceptible to damage from bleach and urine.
PET (Polyester) Fibers
- Comfortable: very soft to the touch
- Stain and Fade: naturally stain and fade resistant.
- Value: a great value.
- Wearability meant for low to medium traffic areas
- Stain-resistant Even liquid spills are easy to clean on this material.
- Cost-effective Polypropylene is relatively inexpensive.
- Color-safe The colors you select will be the colors you keep throughout the lifespan of the carpet and does not react to bleach spills or absorb water
- Comfortable Polypropylene possesses a unique velvety feel.
- Compresses easily
- Can become discolored if it comes into contact with oil-based products
PTT (Triexta Polyester Fibers)
- Stain-resistant Polyester will not discolor, even from substances including red wine and pet urine.
- Easy to clean and maintain
- Compresses under heavy loads
- Less resilient
- Oil can bond to the fibers causing discoloration this can lead to premature wearing.