Denver Carpet & Flooring offers five basic carpet fibers in our carpets. Each has unique features and benefits. Whether you need a carpet with durable fibers to withstand heavy traffic or an elegant carpet with the right texture to tie into the design of your home, we have all the fiber options you need.
Nylon Carpet Fiber
Nylon is the most popular carpet fiber in the United States. It is a man-made fiber that is usually featured in cut and pile style loops. Nylon is likely a popular choice because it is colorfast with great color flexibility and uniformity. The carpet fiber is also stain-resistant, durable, and long-lasting, making it suitable for every room in your home.
Polyester Carpet Fiber
Polyester carpet fiber, also known as PET, is an excellent option for the penny-pinching fashionista because it boasts rich color clarity and colorfastness while still being completely affordable when compared to other carpet fibers, such as wool or nylon.
If you are looking for a carpet that will stand the test of time, polyester may not be the best option. This fiber is susceptible to being crushed over time. If you have a home with a large family and a lot of foot traffic, it can wear down more quickly than other carpet types.
If you want a carpet that is affordable and that looks great, then polyester carpet fibers might just be right for you.
Polypropylene Carpet Fiber
Want a carpet fiber that will instantly brighten a room? Look no further than Polypropylene fiber carpet. Polypropylene, also referred to as Olefin, is solution dyed, so the color is built into the fiber. These fibers have strong, vibrant color that does not fade, even with exposure to the sun, bleaches, or other harsh chemicals. However, polypropylene fibers aren’t as resistant as other fibers, such as nylon.
Triexta Polyester (PTT) Carpet Fiber
If you are looking for a long-lasting, eco-friendly carpet, PTT carpet fiber, also referred to as Smartstrand, is an excellent option. It is priced competitively with polyester carpet but is more resilient than the conventional carpet fiber. The material contains built-in stain and soil resistant technology without sacrificing softness. This makes triexta polyester the perfect material for a room that will experience heavy traffic from children or pets.
Wool Carpet Fiber
Wool is an excellent option for the environmentally conscious homeowner because wool is made from natural fibers that are renewable, recyclable and biodegradable. It is a sturdy material that has a soft, luxurious feel, but is also built to last. The excellent elasticity in wool helps preserve its attractive appearance for longer than most carpet fibers, which makes wool carpet a worthwhile investment.
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