Polyester carpet in West VancouverFor those looking to install new carpet, there are many types to choose from. The most common are nylon, wool, olefin and polyester carpet. Each and every material has its own pros and cons. Floor Coverings International Northshore can help you learn these pros and cons so that you can determine which type of carpet is ideal for your West Vancouver home. Here are a few of the advantages and disadvantages of polyester carpeting:

Advantages of Polyester Carpet


One of the reasons why some people love and prefer polyester carpets is because these carpets are soft and comfortable. If you have babies or kids crawling or playing on the floor, you may want a soft, plush carpet like polyester.


Another benefit to polyester carpeting is its price. Polyester carpet is one of the most affordable options on the market. This makes it a great choice for homeowners on a budget.


Another advantage to polyester carpet is that it is easy to care for and maintain. Polyester is resistant to staining. Regular vacuuming and occasional professional cleanings are the main requirements to maintain your polyester carpet.

Disadvantages of Polyester Carpet


The biggest downside to polyester carpeting is its durability. Polyester fibers are not particularly durable and are not designed to withstand a heavy amount of foot traffic. They can become frayed or matted down over time.


The other disadvantage to polyester carpet is that it has a short lifespan. Most polyester carpeting only lasts 5 to 10 years before it needs to be replaced. If you are installing carpet in a rental home where it will likely need to be replaced down the road, this may not be an issue. But if you want a long-lasting carpet in your home, you may want to invest in a different carpet material.

If you would like to explore polyester carpeting samples or other flooring options, give us a call! Floor Coverings International Northshore serves homeowners in North Vancouver, West Vancouver, Burnaby, Whistler and beyond.

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