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Types of Carpet

What are the Different Types of Carpet?

At Bell City Carpet One Floor & Home of Brantford, ON, we can help you make smarter carpeting decisions. Carpeting continues to innovate, making it tough to make sense of our many choices. An ample understanding of the different carpet types and how they work will help ensure optimal results


The fibers inside your carpeting, known in the industry as carpet pile, are the primary deciding factor. There are natural carpet piles, as well as synthetic ones. Each material has its own perks and benefits.


Carpet Fiber

Nylon is a synthetic fiber that’s proven quite popular due to its superior softness and endurance. It’s offered up in many colours and styles.


Polyester is another synthetic fiber with a texture and appearance that’s close to nylon. Once considered inferior, today’s polyester products are designed for daily durability.


Olefin is a synthetic fiber that’s exceptionally colourful and is often woven into Berber-style carpets. Olefin products are especially prevalent in commercial settings, as they’re so sturdy and easy to manage.


Triexta is a heavy-duty synthetic fiber that’s one of the strongest stain fighters around. A cousin of nylon’s, triexta is a smart choice if you have pets or small children.


Wool is the most popular natural fiber, by far. Warm, vivid, and sturdy wool carpeting naturally wards off mildew and mold.


Types of Carpeting

Carpeting of all fiber types can be woven into three primary forms:


Cut-pile carpeting has fibers that are trimmed into varying lengths for dense, captivating texture.


Loop pile carpeting comes from similar origins, but its looped endings are left intact for a smooth, level surface.


Cut-loop carpeting merges aspects of cut and loop pile for a denser overall look.


Want to learn more about our many different carpeting options? Please visit us soon at 106 Copernicus Boulevard in Brantford, ON.

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