carpet fiber 


Carpet Fiber

Although some carpets are made of blends of different fibers, most carpets are made entirely of one of the following four fiber types:


Nylon Carpet Fiber

Nylon Carpet Fiber - Durable and versatile, nylon is the most widely used carpet fiber. Most nylon styles today receive a stain-resist treatment for protection against household spills and stains.
Polypropylene (olefin) Carpet Fiber Polypropylene Carpet Fiber (olefin) - The use of polypropylene in carpet has grown dramatically over the past ten years. Polypropylene will not absorb water and is extremely resistant to stains, fading, and moisture.
Polyester Carpet Fiber Polyester Carpet Fiber - Polyester offers exceptional softness and color clarity, and it is also naturally stain and fade resistant.
Wool Carpet Fiber Wool Carpet Fiber - The preeminent natural fiber, wool is luxurious and much more expensive than synthetic fibers. Wool offers moderate soil and stain resistance. See also other natural fibers: Sisal, Sea Grass, Jute, & Coir.

See Also:

Blended | Branded | Yarn Economics | Yarn Processing


carpet face weight

While these descriptions outline basic characteristics of different fibers, how the fiber is processed and fabricated - the construction and style of carpet - is more of a determining factor of a carpet's performance potential.

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