If you’re ready to install new carpet in your Boca Raton home, the number of options on the market may amaze you. In addition to color and style, such as plush, Berber or frieze, there are also numerous carpet fibers to choose from.
Here is a quick fiber guide from our team at Floor Coverings International Boca Raton to help you choose the right carpet for your home or office.
Natural Carpet Fibers
Natural carpet fibers are a great choice for the eco-conscience. These carpets are typically more expensive than their synthetic counterparts, but the environmental and health benefits can outweigh the cost. The use of all-natural materials is easier on the planet and, with limited to no chemicals used in production, these carpets can also be better for your health.
Wool is the most popular of the natural carpet fiber options. It is soft and naturally stain resistant. It is also very insulating, and can help keep a home warm and quiet. It is prone to mold and mildew, however, so take care in areas with moisture or high humidity.
Sisal carpet is made from the fibers of a cactus plant, and sisal area rugs are common throughout the greater Boca Raton area. Sisal is easy to dye, making it popular from an design standpoint, and it is very durable. It’s a great option for high-traffic areas; however, sisal can stain easily, so it’s not an ideal choice for homes with small children or pets.
Synthetic Carpet Fibers
Synthetic carpets are manufactured from man-made fibers. The low cost, durability, and stain resistance makes synthetic carpet varieties very popular with home and business owners alike. There are a number of pros and cons to consider in this category, and the quality can vary significantly from one to another.
Nylon carpet is the most popular, and costly, of the synthetic varieties. It is very strong and resilient. It is also soft underfoot and versatile, available in a wide array of colors and styles. It is not as stain resistant as other synthetic options, but it’s often called the “ultimate carpet fiber” for a reason!
Olefin, or polypropylene, carpets are at the other end of the synthetic spectrum. This fiber is low cost and prone to crushing and fading. While it’s less durable, the price point makes it a good option for commercial spaces where the carpet frequently needs replacing anyway.
To learn more about these and other carpet fibers contact us at Floor Coverings International Boca Raton. We’ll bring samples to you in our mobile showroom to help you find the perfect carpet for your home or office!
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