How To Tell Which Carpet Is Right For You

January 23, 2018 - 8:58am

Every carpet is different and every carpet has positives and negatives you will want to consider when making a purchase. There are 4 types of Carpet Fibers to consider: is Nylon Fibers, PET (Polyester) Fibers, Polyproplene (Olefin), or PTT (Triexta Polyester)

Nylon Fiber


Resilient Even after being compressed for extended periods of time, nylon will retain its original shape.
Non-absorbent Quick drying, nylon carpet absorbs less than eight percent of its weight in water.
Easy to clean Nylon won’t hold odors.


Fading Fading may occur if it is exposed to direct sunlight for many years.
Not indestructible Nylon is still susceptible to damage from bleach and urine.

PET (Polyester) Fibers


Comfortable: very soft to the touch
Stain and Fade: naturally stain and fade resistant.
Value: a great value.


Wearability meant for low to medium traffic areas

Polypropylene (Olefin)


Stain-resistant Even liquid spills are easy to clean on this material.
Cost-effective Polypropylene is relatively inexpensive.
Color-safe The colors you select will be the colors you keep throughout the lifespan of the carpet and does not react to bleach spills or absorb water
Comfortable Polypropylene possesses a unique velvety feel.


Compresses easily
Can become discolored if it comes into contact with oil-based products

PTT (Triexta Polyester Fibers)


Stain-resistant Polyester will not discolor, even from substances including red wine and pet urine.
Easy to clean and maintain


Compresses under heavy loads
Less resilient
Oil can bond to the fibers causing discoloration this can lead to premature wearing.

Column by: Nancy Lindgren

Carpet World Prince Albert

1695 1st Ave West

(306) 764-4474

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