Different types of carpet fibers

Nowadays, all the carpets are made up of synthetic fibers – 97% to be precise. The reason being – synthetic fibers are more resistant to stains and are inexpensive. On the contrary, they are not as strong as the natural fibers are as they cannot bear constant crushing and succumb to sheer strain application. There are different types of synthetic fibers that are manufactured to make carpets. Some of them are – Nylon, Acrylic, Blends, Olefins, Recycled, Wool and Polyester.

Blend fibers are generally the mix of one or two which results in a hybrid fiber. These hybrid fibers react in different manners – basically it depends on the kind of individual materials used to blend. In case of traffic areas, use of nylon fibers is a good choice because of their resilience. Recycled material is a non-technical term for PET (Polyethylene Terephthalate). This fiber as its name suggests is made up of recycled plastics.

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