Types of Carpet

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Types of Carpet

At Finmark Carpet One Floor & Home in Northridge, CA carpeting is one of our many specialties and we speak it fluently.  Most of us begin shopping for carpeting with a specific vision in mind. While it’s important to find carpeting that’s a perfect match for your home and tastes, it’s equally important to consider your carpet’s functional capabilities. 

Our expansive showroom displays highlight many different carpeting styles, with plenty of options to solve all of your necessary requirements. Obtaining an ample understanding of both your space’s unique needs and the subtle nuances of carpet fibers- also called pile- is an important process to help you meet your perfect carpeting match. 


Carpet Fiber Types

Nylon pile carpet is among the softest family of products available, but there’s a lot more to love about it. Your nylon carpeting is pre-treated to resist staining, as well as sun-fading. While pricier than other synthetics, nylon is a favorite for many different property owners. 

Polyester is a synthetic fiber that looks and feels similar to nylon. Polyester tends to be more budget-friendly than nylon, but has historically been less durable. However, that is gradually changing, and today there are polyester carpets made with resilience in mind. 

Triexta is truly the stain-fighting superstar of the synthetic carpet world.  Offering formidable stain resistance, along with the ability to handle heavy foot traffic, triexta is a natural fit for commercial settings. It’s often used in corporate board rooms, hotel lobbies, and other areas prone to hard use. 

Olefin/polypropylene is a synthetic pile used to create ornate patterns, both trendy and traditional. Olefin rugs are stunning to look at, but they aren’t made with heavy usage in mind. These bold carpets are best kept in quiet spaces, like your formal living room. 

Wool is nature-derived fiber that many feel is well worth its hefty investment. Sustainable and seriously durable, wool pile is inherently moisture resistant while keeping its color. It’s favored by those who live with allergies or asthma, since it acts as a natural filter by removing harmful air particles. 


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