At its core, carpet is a soft flooring made from densely packed rows of twisted yarn.
A natural fiber taken from sheep’s’ coats, wool was the first-ever fiber used to make carpet Though wool carpets clean and age well, they’re more expensive than today’s synthetic fibers, leading to a decline in the use of wool carpeting.
Polypropylene, sometimes also referred to as Olefin, is a synthetic fiber that is the second-most commonly used fiber on the market right now (after nylon). Like Polyester, the fiber is naturally stain- and fade-resistant.
Polyester is a common fiber used for carpet due to its color clarity and density. In addition to this, another perk of polyester carpeting is that it has excellent resistance to both staining and fading.
Trexta is a polymer that was originally classified as a polyester. In its early days, Triexta was produced solely by DuPont under the Sorona™ brand name. It offers superior stain resistance alongside its durability. It is also a more environmentally friendly fiber than traditional polyester because it is made using corn glucose, a rapidly renewable resource.
The most durable synthetic fiber on the market today, nylon is also the most commonly used fiber for carpeting. Nylon rose in popularity due to its durability and the fact that it retains its like-new appearance for longer than many other carpet fibers, ultimately giving consumers more bang for their buck.