There’s simply nothing as luxurious under your feet as a nice soft carpet. It lends a warmth and hominess to your dwelling that few other floor coverings can, and there certainly isn’t anything any better for a home with small children.
What is it about carpet that makes it so soft and comforting? Well, you can chalk that up to the fibers. There are many different fibers to choose from, each with a different set of characteristics that will make one a better fit for your home and lifestyle than others will be.
At Delair’s Carpet Barn, we want you to know exactly what you’re getting when you choose a floor covering. That’s why we’re going to discuss some of the key components here with you today. If you still have questions afterwards, or if you’d like to stop by and see our full line of flooring for yourself, we invite you to stop by our showroom, located in East Montpelier, Vermont. We not only service East Montpelier, but also Morrisville, Stowe and Waterbury as well.
Nylon is probably the most popular fiber in the United States, with superior durability, great resiliency, yarn memory that holds a twist very well, resistance to abrasions and stains and it also manages to hide dirt fairly well. Whenan anti-static treatment is applied, static is reduced quite a bit, and shedding is reduced with the use of continuous filament.
Olefin, also known as polypropylene, is another popular fiber while that the same time being fairly inexpensive, as carpets go. It has some of the best stain resistance available in a fiber, however, this isn’t the case with stains that are oil based. The color is added to the fiber with a special process that leaves it nearly impervious to fading when left in the sunlight, and it’s even hard to bleach. One drawback, though, is the fact that it can be crushed easily.
If you’re looking for colors that simply can’t be more beautiful, then you’ll definitely want to look into a polyester fiber. In addition, you’ll find these beautiful colors less likely to fade with a wonderful stain resistance as well. You’ll want to steer clear of high pile polyesters, however, since they do tend to crush more easily than others do. It’s also a good idea to look for a polyester that has a high twist, as it will be less likely to look matted.