Nylon is the most common fiber used in carpets today. When compared to other synthetic fibers, nylon is one of the most versatile, durable, and easy to clean. Thus, it makes a great choice for busy households with kids or pets.
If you think nylon carpeting might be right for your West Vancouver home, here are a few insider tips from our team at Floor Coverings International Northshore:
Nylon Carpet: Things to Consider
- Nylon carpeting is available in a wide range of colors and patterns. Plus, you can find nylon carpets in both cut and loop pile styles, depending on what texture and look you prefer.
- Nylon is not inherently stain-resistant, but many nylon carpets have stain-resistant treatments that make them ideal for homes with kids or pets. If a liquid is spilled on your carpet, the stain-resistant treatment will trap it on the surface so that you can clean it up before it soaks further into the carpet.
- Nylon carpets can vary in softness, but many styles are quite comfortable and plush. If comfort is a priority, look for the “staple” type of nylon carpet. This version is made up of short, twisted tufts that result in a very plush carpet. Another version of nylon carpet is known as “bulk continuous filament,” which is made up of longer, twisted fibers. This type is usually not as soft as the staple variety, but has longer fibers and a more textured look.
- When buying carpet, you should also consider the pile, grade, and color. These factors, when combined with the choice in material, can affect the carpet’s durability and ease of maintenance.
For more information about nylon carpet, or to see product samples in your own home, give us a call! Floor Coverings International Northshore offers free estimates and consultations to homeowners in the West Vancouver area.
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