It’s pretty common knowledge that carpets are characteristically warm, fuzzy and cozy. Still, even those traits can vary widely depending on what fiber the carpet is made of.
Here’s a quick overview of carpet fibers and their individual characteristics.
- Natural fibers – This might include jute, silk, cotton, sea grass, wool or sisal. Eco-friendly and sustainable.
- Nylon – Resilient, strong resistance to fading and staining, easy to clean.
- Polyester – Super soft, strong resistance to fading and staining, usually come with thick pile options and/or lots of texture.
- Polypropylene – Usually combined with berber. Pretty good at repelling most stains but oil-based spills can cause problems. Not as many color options as other fibers.
Do you have no idea which carpet fiber is right for you? Visit a Dover Rug & Home showroom in the Boston area for help with choosing the right floor covering and fiber.
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