Types of Carpet

Carpet Guide | Shop Carpet

What Are the Types of Carpet?

Valley Carpet One Floor & Home is your local flooring retailer and carpet expert. Our flooring professionals help to narrow down your carpet selection based on your lifestyle and even warranty level using the Select-A-Floor™ system. This system is unique to Carpet One Floor & Home stores and products, and makes breaking down your selection much less overwhelming. All of our flooring professionals are up-to-date on the latest trends in flooring and design.

Carpeting is made from fibres, which can come from natural or synthetic materials. Since carpet fibres can come from different materials, they also impact how a carpet looks and functions differently. Choosing a new carpet is more than just factoring in the colour or style you want. It is also important to factor in how often you will be living on your carpet and how long you want the carpet to last in your home. 

Types of fibres used in carpets include nylon, polyester, triexta, olefin/polypropylene, and wool.

carpet in bedroom

Types of Carpet Fibres

Nylon is a popular carpet fibre choice. The benefits of nylon include top quality performance and long lasting looks. Another benefit is that nylon carpets can be treated to be stain and fade resistant.

Polyester is a less expensive alternative to nylon. New technology is changing the chemistry of polyester and making it more durable and now even comparable to nylon’s durability.

Olefin/polypropylene fibres make for amazing patterned carpets. These carpets should be installed in low traffic areas around your home, such as formal living rooms and formal dining rooms.

Wool is a natural, eco-friendly, sustainable carpet fibre. Wool is considered a hypoallergenic option because it traps allergens and stops them from floating into the breathing zone.

Triexta is inherently stain resistant, and unlike nylon fibres it does not need to be treated to be stain resistant. Triexta can be compared as a cousin to nylon.

Expert Advice - Basics of Carpet Fibers

Join our very own Jim Aaron, VP of Merchandising for Carpet One Floor & Home, for some inside information on the different types of carpet fibers.

Want to learn more about carpet?

Visit our Flooring Guide.

Learn More

Have a question?

Contact one of our experts.

Contact