Synthetic Carpet vs. Wool Carpet

When deciding which carpet, is right for your home it can be a challenge. You have to think about the kind of carpet that will fit your lifestyle as well as your home. Are you more of a synthetic carpet person or more of a wool carpet type? It can be easier said than done to just choose a certain fiber however, here are some pros and cons of both that may help with your decision.

The pros of synthetic carpet differ from the type of synthetic carpet it is. Nylon is easy to clean, durable, the most sustainable of the synthetics and resilient. It even has good yarn memory which prevents crushing, resists stains well with treatment and holds color well, also good abrasion resistance. Polyester is a fade resistant, stain resistant, and is available in many different colors. Polypropylene is inexpensive, it also has a superior stain resistance, and resists fading from sunlight.

There are cons to it as well, Nylon is prone to static electricity unless it gets treated for it. Polyester is susceptible to pilling. Shedding, and oil-based stains, it can also mat in high-traffic areas. Polypropylene is known for poor resiliency which can lead to crushing, colors are limited due to the way it’s dyed. It also has poor resistance to abrasion.

Wool carpet doesn’t sell as well as nylon with reason being it costs a lot more. Just because of the price it usually excluded it form the budgets and carpet shoppers. The pros of wool carpet involve how soft it is and its very pleasing to touch, it is environmentally friendly, it is good for the indoor environment too, is naturally a dirt repellent, resists compacting or crushing, accepts and retains color, it is also flame retardant and it does not melt.

The cons of wool carpet are they are fuel for moths and carpet beetle larvae, though it can be treated with an insecticide to prevent the problem. Alkaline substances found in some detergents can damage wool fibers.

Regardless of which carpet style that you will be looking for your friends at Hart Floor Co. can help find the right carpet for you. We can help you find the perfect carpet for your style of living. If that entails a lot of traffic or just light moderate we can help you.

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