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Types of Carpet and Carpet Fibers

Types of Carpet and Carpet Fibers

Selecting carpet for your home can be a daunting process, but not when you choose Portice Carpet One Floor & Home! We’re here to guide you through the many options that are available for your home, and we can even give you advice on what would be best for your home based on your lifestyle. Whether you have specific color preferences or you are looking for the most durable carpet, we can teach you more about each type of carpetand the different carpet fibers. 



Carpet Fibers

Nylon is well-known for its ability to resist wear and tear. It is usually treated to become stain-resistant, and it is very popular. 


Polyester is unique because it doesn’t absorb liquids. It is an excellent choice for budget-friendly carpet and can also be treated for stain-resistance. 


Olefin is a synthetic fiber that looks like wool but is a bit different. Olefin is usually used for looped carpet styles and low-traffic areas. 


Triexta is a newer synthetic fiber that is naturally stain-resistant. It is durable and strong, though not as strong as nylon. 


Wool is one of the few natural materials that can be found for carpet fibers. It is fire-resistant, soft, and comfortable. It’s crucial to have wool professionally maintained. 




Carpet Textures

There are several different carpet types available today, and they all depend on how the carpet is attached to its backing. 


Cut-pile carpets are created when fibers attached to a backing are cut. The remaining fiber can vary in length and twist. 


Loop pile carpet is loops of fibers attached to the carpet backing. The length of the loops can differ from product to product, which can change its performance and appearance. 


Cut-loop carpet is both cut pile and loop pile fibers attached to one backing. It is best for low-traffic areas because it is both types of textures. Cut-loop is known for its unique patterns. 


At Portice Carpet One Floor & Home in Lakewood, we are proud to provide carpet to West Denver and surrounding areas.

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