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Carpet Fibers

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Choosing between carpet fibers can be a daunting task for any consumer. Many people assume nylon to be the best carpet fiber. However, there are many different types of nylon. The same thing goes for polyester. You have several choices when it comes to polyester carpet fibers. We will try here to give you every tidbit of information regarding the various types of carpet fibers available on the market today so you can make an informed decision about the carpet fiber you want in your home, office, or business.

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Nylon Carpet

Advantages of Carpet
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Nylon Carpet Fibers are available from several different nylon carpet fiber manufacturers. They are divided into two main catagories; Branded and Unbranded. Often you will find a certain nylon carpet without any specific brand of nylon. These unbranded nylon carpet fibers are offered at reduced prices when compared to a similar carpet having a branded carpet fiber. You still get the same durability, you just don't pay for the name brand. These are often some of the best deals when it comes to a nylon carpet. You will find unbranded nylon carpets available in many design options of color, pattern, texture, and comfort.

Branded Nylon Carpet Fibers

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Polyester Carpet

Carpet Types
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Polyester Carpet Fibers are considred the kid and pet friendly carpet fiber due to it's natural resistance to acidic type stains such as many beverage and food stains. Polyesters has came a long way in the past few years. The manufacturers of Polyester carpet fibers have increased the durability and feel of polyester carpet fibers to a point that many consumers have a hard time telling the difference between polyester and nylon carpets. Polyester carpet fibers are less expensive to produce than nylon since most polyester carpet fibers are made using recycled plastics. The quality of polyester carpet fibers depend a lot of the specific type of Polyester. We will go into detail about the various ployester carpet fibers on the market today to give you the most up to date information on polyester carpet fibers, their advantages, and all the information available about polyester carpet fibers..

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Olefin Carpet

Carpet Fibers
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Olefin Carpet Fibers are used mostly in commercial, outdoor, and berber carpets. Olefin is a solution dyed carpet fiber that resists stains better than most other carpet fibers. It is best to use an olefin carpet fiber in loop pile construction where matting or crushing is not an issue. Olefin is the cheapest carpet fiber available and therefore is one of the most used carpet fibers in low end commercial carpets. We will go into more detail about Olefin carpet fibers to give you a good understanding of it's benefits and limitations.

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P.E.T. vs P.T.T.

Carpet Stains
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P.E.T. vs P.T.T. What's the difference?

Viscose Carpet

Viscose Carpet Fibers are synthetic fibers and also known as Rayon. Visoce fibers are soft to the touch and features a unique sheen.

Tencel Carpet

Tencel Carpet Fibers are made using naturally recurring wood cellulose. Tencel is typically a very durable carpet option to consider. Tencel also features more color variation than most environmentally friendly carpets.


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Wool Carpet

Carpet Durability
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Wool Carpet Fibers have been used for centuries in making wool area rugs. These wool carpet fibers offer superior durability, and excellent stain resistance when cleaned properly. Wool carpet fibers have been given a bad reputation due to incorrect cleaning and lack of understanding by most consumers.






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Sisal Carpet

Healthy Carpet
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Sisal Carpet Fibers are natural fibers taken from the agave plant. Each leaf usually contains up to 1,000 very strong fibers. The fibers are extracted from the plant, washed, sundried, brushed, graded and baled. The fibers are then used in many types of products, including rope, twine, plaster, and carpet.

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Seagrass Carpet

Carpet Construction
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Seagrass Carpet Fibers are natural carpet fibers made from Sedge plants. Sedge plants are usually found in the low-lying areas of the Asia-Pacific Region. The grasses are harvested from paddy fields that are flooded with seawater. The plants are then cut and bundled. After the workers finish the cutting process, the fibers are shipped to factories where they are woven into carpet. Seagrass products are made for long term use because they are very durable. Carpets made using seagrass fiber, are also highly stain resistant and anti-static.

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Coir Carpet

Coir Carpet
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Coir Carpet Fibers are natural carpet fibers made from cononuts. Coir fibers are found between the husk and outer shell of a cononut. The coconuts are split on spikes to remove the layers of fruit. The shells are then soaked in fresh water rivers until the husk is gone. The Coir fibers are sun-dried and spun into yarns. Coir is a highly prized fiber because it is durable and strong.

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Jute Carpet

Jute Carpet Fibers are natural carpet fibers made from the jute plant. Jute is made using fiber from the stem and outer skin of the plant. Jute is a good option for high traffic residences because it is softer and more durable than most other natural fiber carpets.


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Mountain Grass Carpet

Coir Carpet
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Mountain Grass Carpet Fibers are natural carpet fibers usually made from hemp. Mountain Grass fibers are durable and non-porous and have a smooth texture. The plant also features a subtle sheen that helps stop liquid from passing through. Mountain Grass is a very durable and wear resistant natural fiber option.