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Types of Carpeting

Types of Carpet and Carpet Fibers


If you’re on the search for the perfect carpet for your home, look no further than Casey Carpet One Floor & Home. Not only do we carry a variety of carpets, but we also have local sales pros who can help you decide on carpet that works best for your space. Whether you have a busy lifestyle with children and pets or you live alone, we carry carpet that fits your needs. Plus, our well-trained experts can answer all of your questions when it comes to purchasing new flooring.


Carpet Fibers


Nylon is a popular fiber in today’s world. It is a durable fiber that must be treated to become stain-resistant.


Polyester is an alternative to nylon, and it is a bit less costly. Polyester must be treated to make it stain-resistant.


Olefin is known for its appearance in Berber and loop carpets. It is best for low-traffic areas like formal living rooms.


Triexta is a naturally stain-resistant fiber, which makes it incredibly unique. It does not need to be treated, and it’s a resilient fiber.


Wool is unlike the other fibers because it is a natural carpet fiber. Wool is best for its softness and increasing energy efficiency.


Carpet Textures


The carpet texture and type of a specific carpet product is determined by how the fibers are attached to the backing. There are differences in where the carpet can be installed when it comes to the type of carpet.


Cut-pile carpets are crafted by attaching carpet fibers to the backing. They are then cut, leaving the carpet fiber at a specific length and twist. The length of the fiber that is left can vary depending on the carpet.


Loop carpets are constructed using loops of carpet fibers. The length and height of the loops differ from one product to another.


Cut-loop carpets feature both cut and loop carpets on one backing. They are a combination of both cut and loop pile carpets.


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