Choosing The Right Carpet Fiber

by on 02/20/2015 - 03:36 pm

Categories: Building & Remodeling, D├ęcor & Lighting

Monica and Shawn from Guhde Flooring America hear a lot of questions from Northeast Ohio homeowners. For homeowners that are installing carpet, the most frequently asked question is, “what’s the best carpet fiber?”

That would have been a fairly straightforward question in the 70s and 80s. In fact, it wouldn’t have been a question at all. Nylon was king and there were no serious contenders to its throne. But engineering advancements of the 90s brought new synthetic fibers into homes and offices at a reasonable price.

Nylon is still a versatile option. It can be dyed, arranged, and treated, making it ideal for producing a wide variety of styles. It does okay with stains and spills, and it won’t break the bank. Overall, a solid choice.

Newer fibers, like triexta, have made modern improvements to the carpets of old. Triexta is a new spin on polyester that’s known for its softness and stain resistance.

Ultimately, the “best” fiber is the one that aligns with your needs and budget, which is why the Guhde Flooring America showroom is full of samples and knowledgeable carpet experts ready to help.