While hardwood floors have become very popular as of late, there’s still a large demand for carpet installation. Depending on the brand and type, carpet installation can be a more economical way to cover your floors, offering a warmth and comfort that wood, laminate, and tile can’t provide.

The type of carpet that you choose to install in your, home, office, or commercial space depends entirely upon the level of traffic, how often you want to clean it, and how much you want to spend.

Types Of Carpeting And The Benefits Of Installation

Nylon Carpet

This is probably the most common type of carpet as it scores well on durability, ease of dyeing, and accessibility. If you have a moderate to high amount of traffic, nylon carpet is the only type of fiber you should even consider installing.

Many brands have made a name for themselves in the world of nylon carpet installation, but Mowhawk, Shaw, Invista, and BASF are some of the most well-known.

Be sure to ask your Seattle Flooring Company representative about the revolutionary new “soft nylon” carpets!

PET Polyester Carpet

With built-in stain resistance, PET polyester carpeting offers superior strength, abrasion resistance, and melting points. Those concerned with environmental friendliness will be pleased to learn that PET polyester carpeting is often made from recycled plastic containers.

Triexta Carpet

This synthetic carpet fiber offers strength and durability that can exceed that of PET polyester carpeting. You’ve probably seen Triexta carpeting marketed by Mowhak as SMARTSTRAND. It’s known for retaining its color in the face of sunlight and cleaning, being extremely soft, and not shedding.

Olefin/Polypropylene Carpet

This carpet fiber is naturally resistant to stains, making it a popular choice for indoor-outdoor carpeting. Olefin also offers a low melting point, a soft feel, and the ability to wear rather nicely. You may have seen a new type of olefin carpet marketed by Shaw Industries as “Comfortouch.”

Wool Carpet

Most wool carpeting is sourced from New Zealand. Wool is a traditional material for carpet, as it’s naturally resistant to dirt collection, crushing/matting, staining, and fire. While the look and feel of wool is rarely matched by any other synthetic carpeting, these characteristics come at a high price. It’s for this reason that we typically only recommend wool for small rooms or area rugs.

No matter what type or brand of carpet installation you’re looking for, Seattle Flooring Company can help you make the best choice for your residential or commercial space.

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