Is nylon carpet the best choice for high-traffic areas?

Is nylon carpet the best choice for high-traffic areas?

One of the best ways to prevent premature replacement or costly repair fees is to get the correct type of carpet for your installation. It all comes down to your choice of fiber.

Fiber is the material from which the rug's yarns are made. That makes the carpeting and has everything to do with aesthetics and performance.

Nylon: one of the best choices for high-traffic areas

Nylon is a synthetic with superior strength and resiliency. It accounts for about 60% of all rugs sold.

It's especially great for areas of heavy foot traffic or large, active families with kids and pets.

You will often hear the word "resiliency" in the carpet store. Resilience is the ability to bounce back into shape after compression, such as heavy furniture legs. 

Nylon also has good stain resistance, primarily when a protectant is used, and hypoallergenic properties. In addition, it repels mold, mildew, and severe triggers and is easy to keep clean.

Wool: a natural fiber

Wool is natural and durable. It also has natural oils that repel dirt.  

It’s somewhat absorbent, however, so wipe spills immediately.

Polyester: a synthetic with outstanding stain resistance

If extreme resistance to stains is your priority, look no further than polyester. It is non-absorbent.

When a stain protectant is used, your carpet in Independence, MO, will experience outstanding stain resistance. It's best for moderately busy floors.

Other popular carpet fibers include:

  1. Olefin (polypropylene) is a durable, budget-friendly fiber. This is mainly associated with the Berber style. 
  2. Triexta. Superior strength and permanent stain resistance are built into the fiber

Visit our carpet store for high-quality products 

At KC Floorworx, we agree that installation is as important as the product. And you can be sure of getting a beautiful, long-lasting carpet installation.

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