Carpets are typically made from synthetic fibers, such as nylon and polyester.
Nylon is considered to be the most popular carpet fiber. It is very durable, which makes it great for high-traffic areas. Nylon is resistant to stains in addition to soiling, static-free, easy to maintain, and excellent for indoor use. Outdoor use is not recommended because it does fade in direct sunlight. Its versatility allows this carpet to have a variety of styles and carpet constructions.
Nylon carpets are incredibly safe in homes and commercial spaces. They have a Class 1 fire rating, which means the flame spreading rate is between zero and 25. This kind of carpet has a higher melting point and burns and melts slowly, which makes it fire resistant.
Polyester fiber has come a long way and is becoming more popular because of its luxurious look, feel, and wide variety of colors and styles. If you’re looking for an eco-friendly carpet, polyester is great because it is mostly made from recycled materials such as water bottles. It costs less than nylon, and is just as durable. It’s more resistant to staining, fading, mold, and mildew compared to nylon. Nylon is easy to recycle, and is non-allergenic.
Polyester carpets are ideal for low-traffic areas such as bedrooms and offices. In high-traffic areas, this carpet can wear down and lose texture faster, which means it may have to be replaced more often.