Carpet durability will depend on both fiber and style. However, if you learn a bit of the pros and cons of both, you'll be guaranteed a beautiful, well-performing, and durable rug.
Why is fiber so important?
Fiber is the material from which the carpet yarns are made. Fiber comes in two categories: natural and synthetic.
Natural vs. synthetic fibers
You might ask which is better, but both are good choices. Ultimately, your decision will be based on price, as well as how much you value specific characteristics.
For example, carpet flooring natural fibers are harvested from nature. Wool is an example, and it's durable, soil-repellent, fire-retardant–and somewhat pricey.
Synthetic fibers are manufactured. Many find them the more practical choice because of price
and their tendency to be more stain-resistant.
Synthetic carpet fibers include:
Nylon carpet flooring accounts for about 50% of all manufactured rugs. These are ultra-strong, ideal for heavily trafficked spaces, resilient, and have good stain resistance with a protectant.
Polyester is the second most popular carpet flooring. It's non-absorbent with superior stain resistance for moderately busy rooms.
Olefin (polypropylene) is budget-friendly, non-absorbent, and has excellent stain resistance. It's mainly associated with looped constructions such as Berber.
Triexta is ultra-strong. It's also associated with permanent stain resistance built into the fiber.
How to determine the best style for your needs
When you visit our showroom when buying carpet in Cincinnati, OH, you'll see numerous styles, textures, and pile heights. Remember, needs are highly individualized, but low pile rugs are generally more durable and easier to clean.
Visit us for carpet in Cincinnati, OH
For over 30 years, the family-owned Bush Flooring Center has been helping people sort through the carpet selections, and then you'll get an excellent installation for our certified professionals. If you live or work in Cincinnati, Montgomery, Mason, or Loveland, OH, visit our showroom (and ask about our free quotes) in Cincinnati, OH.