Fiber is the material from which the carpet yarns are made. So, that makes it the rug itself!!
Fiber will be your most critical decision when choosing a rug. It has everything to do with both appearance and function.
Natural vs. synthetic fibers
They're both excellent choices. Your decision will ultimately depend on your preferences.
Natural fibers are harvested from plants and animal fur, such as wool. This is soft, luxurious, durable, soil-repellent, and somewhat pricey.
Others, especially those with large families, see synthetics as the more practical choice. They tend to be more stain resistant and budget-friendly.
Nylon and polyester
Any carpet store will tell you that these are the most popular! They account for over 65% of all rugs.
Nylon is known for super strength and excellent resiliency. Especially when a protectant is used, stain resistance is superior.
Nylon carpets are ideal for high-traffic areas and large, active families.
Herculean stain resistance
Polyester is non-absorbent; when combined with a protectant, the stain resistance goes through the roof! This carpet is best for moderately busy rooms, as it's less resilient than nylon.
You’ll see a ton of Pure Color Solution Dyed polyester in our showroom. Feel free to visit us for carpet in Mt. Pleasant, SC, or Goose Creek, SC, to see our excellent flooring collection.
Triexta: an already strong reputation
Triexta was developed by the same company that brought us nylon. So, you know it has ultra strength. Triexta also has permanent stain resistance built into the fiber.
Olefin: budget-friendly, durable, and stain resistant
If you get a Berber or level loop style, chances are the carpet will be made of olefin; it’s mainly associated with the looped construction.
Visit our carpet store today
The Flooring Factory, a family-owned-and-operated business, has over 20 years of experience. We're known for our technical knowledge, high-quality products, great prices, and superior services. Our staff designers will help you find the ideal carpet for your needs, style, and budget.
Visit our showroom in Goose Creek, SC, or Mount Pleasant, SC. You'll see an inventory with brands like Dream Weaver, Shaw, and more. We work with homeowners and businesses in Goose Creek, Charleston, Summerville, Mount Pleasant, and Daniel Island.