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Types of Carpet and Carpet Fibers

Types of Carpet and Carpet Fibers


Whether you have a home full of pets or kids, or you have a quiet home, at Alford’s Carpet One Floor & Home, we have a full selection of carpet to suit your needs. There are a few differences between our many products, like carpet type and type of carpet fiber, among others. We can help you learn more about each type of carpet and fiber so that you can make an educated decision on the carpet that would fit your home best! 


Carpet Fibers


Nylon is one of the most popular fibers available today. It is known for being incredibly durable, and most nylon carpets are treated to become stain-resistant.



Polyester is similar to nylon, but it is not as durable. Polyester is less costly than nylon, and it does not absorb liquids like other fibers. 



Olefin looks like wool, but it is a synthetic material instead. It is usually used for area rugs and Berber carpets. 

Triexta is one of the only fibers that is naturally stain-resistant. It is also fade-resistant and can be cleaned with water in some cases.



Wool is one natural fiber that is known for its softness. Wool is also fire-resistant, which is a unique feature of this fiber, though it must also be professionally maintained.


Carpet Textures


The way the carpet is attached to the backing determines its texture. There are a few different textures available today, each with their own features.



Cut-pile carpet is created when fibers are attached to a carpet backing and then cut. What is left is considered cut-pile carpet, and it can come in varying twists and lengths. 



Loop carpet is when fibers are put into loops and then attached to the carpet. The fibers are not cut with loop carpet. 



Cut-loop carpet is a combination of both cut and loop pile carpets on the same backing. These carpets are best for low-traffic areas. 



At Alford’s Carpet One Floor & Home in Fort Smith, AR, we are proud to provide carpet to Sebastian County and Northwest Arkansas.



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