Determining the Right Carpet Fiber For Your Home

Carpet happens to be one of the more critical elements when decorating your home. It sets the tone and texture of the entire space, helping to create a comfortable atmosphere while enhancing your furnishings. Whether you like the soft luxurious feeling of plush carpeting, or the more kid-friendly resilience of Berber, carpet achieves many things for homeowners.

Not only does it offer an aesthetic appeal, it can cushion you from a fall, keep you more comfortable in winter, absorb sound, and go easy on your joints. Carpet requires more cleaning and maintenance than other types of flooring such as vinyl or wood, but the investment you put into it will be well worth it.

While carpet has been taking a backseat to hardwood in many areas of the home, it’s still a staple in dens, play rooms, and bedrooms. And it can still contribute to property value, provided you get regular carpet cleaning in Metro Detroit. If you are looking to install new carpet in your home, here’s what to consider when it comes to determining the right fiber.

Types of Carpet Fibers

For high-traffic areas, manmade nylon is the best choice due to its durability. Not only is nylon stain resistant, it repels mildew. You will find nylon in about 65 percent of the carpet sold in this country. With top-notch performance characteristics, nylon has many strengths, one of which is resiliency. It reduces static thanks to an anti-static treatment, plus its continuous filament fibers don’t pill or shed easily.

Another great choice is polyester because it’s easy to clean and will repel water-based stains. With polyester fibers, you get some of the prettiest color variations available. It can look and feel like wool, adding to its comfort and warmth. Plus, it’s non-allergenic, resists moths, sheds moisture and keeps mildew at bay. It’s also a more affordable option than nylon or wool.

Speaking of wool, this is the top of the line in terms of quality carpet fibers, but it will also cost you more. Naturally stain resistant, you will still have to do some regular maintenance for wool, and this includes moth-proofing. Although wool is a popular product for rugs, it’s less so for wall to wall carpeting, accounting for less than one percent of carpet fibers.

Polypropylene-(olefin) is a synthetic carpet fiber that has excellent stain resistance. Just be careful with oil-based stains. This material is also very affordable. You will find that olefin comprises 30 percent of carpet fibers in the U.S.

Considerations For Carpet Fibers

Before you make a decision on which carpet fiber to go with, consider the following factors:

Density: When you plunge your fingers into the carpet, do they quickly hit the backing? You want a carpet that is sufficiently dense. Carpet density can range from 1000 to 7000. To be safe, go with a density of 2000 or higher.

Tight tufts: Lower-priced carpets typically feature loose tuft twists within the fibers. These can come loose with regular use, pulling and coming out easily. You want the tightest tufts possible to avoid this.

Contact 1st Class Carpet Cleaning and Restoration Services

No matter what kind of carpet fiber you have, it needs to be cleaned regularly to extend its life. Call us at (248) 491-3088 for a free quote and consultation.

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