FAQs about Carpet Fibers

When you’re shopping for carpet, one of your first decisions will likely be which kind of carpet fiber you want. There is no one-size-fits-all solution to choosing carpet fibers that will work for everyone. By discussing your needs with your carpet store, you can begin to narrow down your selection. Here are the answers to questions homeowners frequently have about fibers as they shop for carpets.

Which carpet fiber is the best?

There isn’t a single type of carpet fiber that stands out ahead of the rest. Instead, there are some carpet fibers that are better at certain things than others. For example, olefin is more stain-resistant than wool, but wool feels softer. Your personal preferences are the defining characteristic in determining which kind of carpet fiber is the best.

What is the most important thing to consider when choosing carpet fibers?

There are actually two significant factors that you should consider when picking the right carpet fiber. The first is your budget. Synthetic carpet is more affordable than wool carpet, so it’s important to consider how much you want to pay for your carpet to narrow down your selection. The second important factor is how the carpet will be used. In heavy traffic areas, you will want a durable carpet that resists staining. Nylon, wool, and polyester all fall into that category. In lighter use areas, may want to opt for inexpensive olefin carpet. It doesn’t hold up well to heavy traffic but is cost effective in light-use spaces.

Can I get any fiber in any color I want?

Nylon, polyester, and wool are all available in a number of colors and hold the colors well, resisting fading. Olefin has a limited color selection and is also prone to fading, so it’s not an ideal choice for an area that gets a lot of sunlight. However, if you’re looking for a basic color in an area where fading isn’t an issue, olefin is a budget-friendly solution.


Let Broadway Carpet help you make the right choice for your home as you pick your new carpet in Tucson. We offer a variety of options and are available to answer all of your questions about picking the perfect carpet. Learn more by calling us at (520) 296-8533.

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