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Types of Carpeting

Types of Carpeting

If you're planning to purchase new carpeting in the coming months, we don't have to tell you how complicated the process appears. Selecting the perfect carpet requires careful thought and consistency. At Dick Stark Carpet One Floor & Home of Ormond Beach and Palm Coast, FL, we're here to help you navigate the world of carpeting and truly understand your many carpet options. Your carpet's inner fibers, known in the industry as "carpet pile," will largely determine how your rug works and wears. Here's a quick overview of the various forms of carpeting.


Carpet Fibers

Nylon is a synthetic carpet pile that's prized for its vivid color and exceptional durability. While nylon carpeting can be pricey, it's made to last for many years and offers many eclectic options.


Polyester is another synthetic carpet pile that looks and feels similar to nylon carpeting. Offering an affordable nylon alternative, polyester carpeting is quite durable and easy to maintain.


Olefin is often woven into Berber-style carpets. This synthetic carpet pile is sturdy and resists wear and stains. As a result, olefin carpeting is often used in commercial settings.


Triexta is a heavy-duty synthetic pile that's one of the most stain-resistant products available. Closely related to nylon, triexta carpeting is prized by pet lovers.


Wool is the most widespread variety of natural carpeting. Its sturdy, warm pile holds close to its true colors while resisting mildew, moisture, and mold.

Types of Carpeting

All carpet piles can be woven into various styles. Carpet types generally fall into two categories: cut pile and loop pile. Cut piles tend to be softer than their looped counterparts, with their ends trimmed for uniformity. That being said, cut pile is also more likely to sustain damages and stains. On the other hand, loop pile and multi-loop pile (known as Berber) tends to be more durable. Forming an iron-clad defense against stains and wear, loop piles are resilient and intriguing in many different settings.

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