Shopping for a carpet is a lot like shopping for a car, it is a huge financial investment, there are tons of different typess to choose from and you often end up dealing with high-pressure salespeople who will just try to sell you the most expensive carpet on the market instead of the one best suited to your home.
In order to help you make the right purchase, we are going to teach you the basics of what type of home each carpet has been created for.
Nylon outperforms all other fibres in durability, resilience and easy maintenance.
This is a good choice if you want a carpet that will last a decade or longer even in high-traffic areas of your home.
Higher quality Nylon fibres will be labelled using terms such as “100% Mohawk Nylon” or “100% Stainmaster Tactesse”.
Lower quality Nylon fibres will be labelled simply as “100% Nylon”.
Triexta is a new classified fibre derived partly from corn sugar and has excellent permanent anti-stain properties.
It also has good resilience but because it’s still so new it is still not known whether it will be able to match the durability of Nylon in high-traffic areas of your home.
This is an excellent choice if you have young kids or pets because of its superior stain resistance.
Polyester is also great at resisting stains plus it feels so soft and luxurious on your feet.
However, Polyester carpeting is harder to clean, tends to shed and isn’t as durable as Nylon.
This type of carpeting is best recommended to be used in low traffic areas of your home such as bedrooms.
Saxony is a cut pile tat works well in formal dining rooms, living rooms and bedrooms but shows footprints and vacuum marks so it is not a good choice for high-traffic areas in your home.
Now that you know the different types of carpets available you should have a much easier decision in knowing what type of carpet you should get for your home.