CARPET TYPES

Below is a list of Carpet Types.

Acrylic:

  • Man made fiber
  • Characteristics of wool
  • Subject to pitting and matting (dull, flattened, indented)
  • Will blend with wool to enhance the color

Berber:

  • Short looped wool or nylon
  • Very sensitive to moisture

Nylon:

  • Cleans easy
  • Wears well
  • Brilliant colors-dyes well
  • Affected by spills of acidic nature

Olefin-Polypropylene:

  • Poor resilience-feels like plastic
  • Resistance to acid dyes
  • Difficult to dye
  • Least absorbent
  • Used a lot for heavy traffic areas

Polyester:

  • Best looking-sheen
  • Excellent texture or feel
  • Poor resiliency-the capability of the carpet to recover its size and shape.

Wool:

  • Durable
  • Flame resistant
  • Affected by protein stains