Information on how carpet works as a flooring option.
What is Carpet Fiber?
Carpet is made from thin threads made from various materials that are then spun into the yarn that becomes the carpet’s surface. These various materials are referred to as the fibers of the carpet and each material will have its own set of advantages.
Natural fibers were once commonplace in carpets and area rugs, but now only account for 2% of carpet made today. The various natural fibers used in carpets include sisal, seagrass, silk, and the most commonly used fiber, wool. Wool brings a natural strength and resiliency that has made it desirable for all textiles, including carpet. Wool also has a natural knack for repelling dirt and resisting stains!
Synthetic fibers are manmade materials generally constructed from petroleum or natural gas. Synthetic fibers commonly used for carpets and rugs include olefin, polyester, and nylon, which makes up 60% of all home carpet sales. Nylon is popular because of its ability to retain its shape after being exposed to heavy traffic, and furniture. Nylon fiber is available in an everlasting range of colors and resists soiling and staining!
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