Choosing Carpet: The Facts About Polyester Carpet

Considering the cost of carpet, you want to make sure you choose the fiber that is right for the rooms in your home. In order to help you make an informed decision, we intend to provide all the facts about the carpet fibers most used for residential purposes, including olefin, nylon, wool, triexta and polyester.

There are different pros and cons of each carpet fiber. Some are cheaper than others, some offer more durability and are better for higher traffic areas or entryways whereas others are more for aesthetic purposes and should be installed in bedrooms or living rooms. Polyester is a budget-friendly carpet known for fantastic stain-resistance and bright colors.

Is polyester carpet durable?

Although polyester isn’t quite as durable as nylon or olefin carpet, it can be if you choose a higher pile carpet with more density. Pile and density ratings can be found on the carpet labels at most retailers. If not, ask a sales person about the carpet you are interested in. Choosing a high pile, medium density polyester carpet will increase the abrasion resistance and will make it better suited for high traffic areas in your home.

Polyester is also durable in that it can withstand intense light and won’t fade if placed in areas of your home that receive a lot of sunlight during the day.

Is polyester carpet easy to clean?

Yes. Perhaps the best quality of polyester is its inherent stain-resistance and it should be your first choice if you find yourself constantly dealing with stains from foods, children, pets or other sources.

Is polyester carpet right for you?

If you are working with a limited budget you will probably want to consider polyester carpet. It is not ideal for high traffic areas in general and is best used in lower traffic areas like bedrooms, if possible. If you purchase polyester carpet for a dining room or living room, you will see excellent stain removal results.

Polyester can produce very bright colors and is generally more luxurious and beautiful than nylon or olefin carpets. If style is a primary concern, polyester could be an ideal choice for you.

Polyester is rarely seen in commercial settings, but it has become a very popular choice for homes in Waukesha and throughout Wisconsin.

Once you have purchased your new polyester carpet, it will still be important to have it professionally cleaned once every 12-18 months in order to maintain similar quality throughout its lifetime in your home.

Champion Chem-Dry in Brookfield cleans every type of carpet fiber with fantastic results. The Chem-Dry process is all-natural, using green cleaning solutions and low moisture for homes throughout Pewaukee, Menomonee Falls, New Berlin and surrounding WI counties.

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