Carpet weaves to match your lifestyle
Nylon is an ideal fiber for carpet. It is strong, has good resiliency, and is available in "soft to the touch" fibers. Topical stain treatments are often applied to nylon to increase stain resistance. Nylon is a good choice for all construction types and is available in both staple and continuous filaments.
PET Polyester is generally less expensive than nylon and can be made from reclaimed plastic bottles. PET polyester is considered to be less resilient than nylon but more stain resistant. Is available in both staple or continuous filaments and in "soft to the touch" fibers.
Polypropylene sometimes called Olefin, is often used in "indoor/outdoor" carpets and most often in a looped pile construction. Polypropylene is more resistant to stains than nylon, generates lower levels of static, is usually a continuous filament fiber, but has less resilience than nylon and other fibers used in manufacturing carpet.
Wool is a natural fiber and therefore is not a continuous filament fiber, but staple or spun. The yarns are made by spinning short lengths of wool together to make the yarn. For this reason wool carpets will shed and sometimes pill. Wool yarns made with longer staple lengths (longer hairs) are considered better as they will shed and pill less.