Choose the Best Carpets for Your Home, Part Three
There are five basic types of carpet fibers:
Nylon: Represents 2/3 of the pile fibers in the U.S. Wear resistant, resilient, withstands the weight and movement of furniture and provides brilliant color. Ability to conceal and resist soils and stains. Generally good for all traffic areas. Solution-dyed nylon is colorfast.
Olefin (polypropylene): Strong, resists wear and permanent stains, and is easily cleaned. Notably colorfast because color is added in the fiber production. Resist static electricity and is often used in both indoor and outdoor installations because of its resistance to moisture and mildew. Used in synthetic turf for sports surfaces and in the home for patios and game rooms. Many Berbers are made of olefin.
Polyester: Noted for luxurious, soft "hand" when used in thick, cut pile tex1ures. Has excellent color clarity and retention. Easily cleaned and resistant to water soluble stains.
Acrylic: Offers the appearance and feel of wool without the cost. Has low static level and is moisture and mildew-resistant.
Wool: Noted for its luxury and performance, wool is soft, has high bulk, and is available in many colors. Generally, wool is somewhat more expensive than synthetic fiber
Quality: The type of fiber used and the way the carpet is constructed (loop, cut, etc.) determines the basic performance of the carpet. Quality can be enhanced by the way the fibers, or yarns, are twisted and heat set, and by the density of the tufts.
ChoiceCare Carpets can answer any questions you may have about chooses the best carpet fibers that fit your family needs. Contact us at 912-354-3067, Hinesville GA 31313 or visit www.choicecarecarpetcleaning.com