Carpet Types and Fibers
If you’re looking for carpet for your home, start with the experts at Emerson Carpet One Floor & Home. Not only are we your local source for flooring, but you can also trust us to give you advice on the best type of flooring for your specific space. You can start by learning more about the types of carpet and fibers available on the market today.
Nylon is a popular fiber, and it is incredibly resilient. It can be treated to become stain-resistant, which makes it ideal for high-traffic areas.
Polyester is a less costly fiber than nylon, and it does not absorb liquids. Polyester can be treated to make it stain-resistant.
Olefin looks like wool and is often used in area rugs or loop style carpets. It is best installed in low-traffic areas.
Triexta is both naturally stain-resistant and does not absorb liquids quickly. It is a unique fiber and is similar to nylon.
Wool is a natural fiber that is known for its softness. It is also fire-resistant and must be professionally maintained to keep its beauty.
The way carpet is attached to its backing determines the carpet texture. Each texture offers unique features and benefits.
Cut-pile carpet is carpet that is attached to its backing and then cut. Depending on the carpet, the length and twist of the fiber can differ. Cut-pile carpet is a popular, as well as versatile product.
Loop pile carpet is loops of carpet attached to the backing. There is no cutting involved in loop pile carpet, and the height can vary depending on the product.
Cut-loop carpet is both cut and loop pile carpet on one backing. It usually has unique patterns and colors because it is a combination of two carpet textures.