September 21, 2022 Ron Gauthier

Carpet 101: What to Know About Different Carpet Fibers

Carpet 101 What to Know About Different Carpet FibersNot only is carpet stylish and functional, but it feels good to walk through your home with soft carpet under your feet. At first glance, it might seem like there aren’t many differences between the various types of carpet you’ll find in the showroom.

But the truth is that unique features and materials play an undeniable role in the overall results you will achieve with your carpet installation. Here are a few factors to keep in mind when choosing carpets for your home:

Carpet Fiber

Six types of fibers can be used to manufacture carpets:

  • Nylon
  • Cotton
  • Polypropylene
  • Polyester
  • Wool
  • Triexta

Each of these categories has different types of weaves and blends. Keep in mind that synthetic carpets are often preferred because they are easier to maintain, more affordable, and offer better durability.

Carpet Pile Density

Next, look at the pile density: the amount of fiber placed within a cubic yard of carpet. Higher-density carpets tend to be more durable compared to lower-density carpets. But it’s essential to find a balance because most people agree that high-density carpets aren’t the most comfortable.

Choose from different types of carpet pile styles, such as cut pile, loop pile, or a combination of cut and loop pile.

Carpet Height

The height of the carpet refers to the length of the piles. A deep or high pile is the most comfortable because the long fibers create a cushion in the carpet. High-pile carpet is excellent for living rooms and bedrooms.

On the other hand, a low-pile carpet is preferred if you want something that is easier to clean and has a lower risk of wear and tear. But you’ll sacrifice a bit of comfort if you go with a low pile carpet. Most homeowners find the perfect balance by choosing medium pile carpets since these carpets are relatively durable without sacrificing comfort.

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