When it comes to carpet flooring, there are so many different factors to pick from besides just the color. Homeowners have to select the carpet style, fiber, color, brand, and more! Nylon and wool are two of the most popular carpet fibers because they are both soft and durable, but they do have some differences. Read below to learn about the different benefits and drawbacks from the experts at Floor Coverings International Jupiter!

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Benefits of Nylon

Nylon is the most popular carpet fiber and can be used to create any type of carpet style from plush to Berber carpet. Nylon has elasticity, meaning its yarn memory will hold a twist and not stay dented for long from furniture. It is the strongest carpet fiber available, making it great for high traffic areas of the home or those with pets and children. Nylon is available in a wide variety of different colors and looks, so you can customize it to fit with the style of your home! While it isn’t stain resistant, it responds well to professional cleaning and can be stain-treated when installed.

Drawbacks of Nylon

Because nylon is so durable, it is one of the more expensive carpet fibers. It can also be more prone to static or pilling than other options.

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Benefits of Wool

One major benefit of wool is that it is a renewable resource and biodegradable, making it less damaging to the environment than synthetic options. While all carpets will insulate your home well, wool does this the best due to its crimped and elastic fibers. Wool is extremely soft and available in a wide variety of different colors and styles, just like nylon. The opaque fibers are great for hiding dirt and stains.

Drawbacks of Wool

Like nylon, wool is one of the pricier carpet options. While it is good at hiding dirt and stains, it absorbs moisture very easily, making it more susceptible to staining. Thankfully wool can be stain-treated as well!

Let the experts at Floor Coverings International Jupiter help you pick out your new carpet during your free in-home design consultation! We proudly serve the greater Jupiter, West Palm Beach, Palm Beach County areas.

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