carpet fiber types atlanta buckheadAt Floor Coverings International Intown Atlanta, we know how hard it can be to pick the right carpeting for your next project. From color to pile length to carpet construction, the number of choices behind the decision can seem daunting. To make the process easier, Atlanta’s flooring experts at Floor Coverings International are bringing you a guide to the different carpet fiber types available. Read on to learn more about four of the most popular carpet fiber types in the Atlanta area!

Wool– Wool is, of course, the classic choice for natural carpeting, but today it’s seen much more often in area rugs than in wall-to-wall form. While wool’s price makes it an investment piece, homeowners who seek a traditional option boasting warmth, durability, and enduring aesthetic appeal will find a perfect match with this carpet fiber type.

Nylon—Nylon is the most popular synthetic carpeting option on the market, accounting for about 65% of all carpeting sales in the United States. For those in the Atlanta area, choosing Nylon has a host of advantages. Nylon is stain resistant, comes in a variety of style options, has a high degree of texture retention (or “bounce back” after vacuuming and foot traffic), and is one of the easier carpeting types to clean. Those looking for a carpet fiber type that does it all might look no further than Nylon.

Olefin— While Nylon does offer a host of advantages in the synthetic market, Olefin is another synthetic carpet that could prove to be a perfect match for some owners in the greater Atlanta and Buckhead areas. Olefin carpets are resistant to water and also boast fade resistance. As an added benefit, Olefin carpeting is one of the most economical options, packing its many benefits into a budget-friendly package.

Polyester—Polyester carpeting is another budget-friendly option for consumers. Like Olefin, Polyester excels in stain and fade resistance, but also like Olefin, Polyester lacks the “bounce back” of Nylon. Polyester carpeting does come in a gorgeous variety of hues and style options, though, which might make it a great fit for homeowners who would prefer a less expensive, but still stylish, option.

Need a little more advice on what carpeting type could be right for you? Contact Floor Coverings International Intown Atlanta today. We serve the greater Atlanta and Buckhead areas and are happy to help our customers with all of their flooring needs. We’re also proud to offer free Design Consultations and in-home estimates to help you bring your flooring dreams to life.

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