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Types of Carpet

Types of Carpet and Fibers


At Flooring Options by Carpet One Floor & Home, we strive to give you the information you need to choose carpet that suits your home. There are two things that can influence your decision when it comes to carpet: the carpet type and fiber. With a few different types of carpet to choose from as well as many fibers, it’s crucial you consider them all before making the ultimate decision for your home and its needs. 


Carpet Fibers 

Nylon is one of the most popular fibers today. It is a synthetic option that is known for its durability, and it can be treated to become stain-resistant. 


Polyester is durable and does not absorb liquids quickly. It is a budget-friendly option for many homes. 


Olefin is hydrophobic, so it does not absorb liquids. However, it is not ideal for areas where there will be a high likelihood of stains. 


Triexta is a unique fiber because it is naturally stain-resistant. It is also incredibly soft, so it’s perfect for living rooms and playrooms. 


Wool is an excellent option if you’re looking for an eco-friendly option. It is soft, and unlike other carpets, it is also fire-resistant. 


Carpet Textures 

Along with each fiber, every carpet is constructed using a different method. There are three main ways that carpet is constructed, each with its own unique benefits. 


Cut-pile carpets are constructed using fibers that are attached to the backing then cut. The fiber that is left on the backing can vary in height and twist, but cut-pile carpets are common for many areas of your home. 


Loop pile carpets are fibers that are looped and attached to carpet backing. They are not cut in any way, and the height of the loop can vary from product to product. 


Cut-loop carpet combines both cut and loop carpet styles to create unique patterns and designs. It is best for low-traffic, quiet areas. 



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