The fiber content, or carpet material, should be a primary consideration when choosing the appropriate carpeting for your home or office. Some fibers perform better than others and a little education will help in your decision making process.
Carpet blends are achieved when one fiber is blended with another. This is done especially with wool and nylon carpets since these are the two best performing carpet fibers.
Carpet manufacturers produce wool blends and nylon blends in order to help bring down the cost. In addition, this combines the beneficial characteristics of one fiber with another. But keep in mind that blends also add the less desirable characteristics as well.
Carpet blend ratios vary. Some blends are 80%-20%, some 50%-50%, and everywhere in between. Some blends have three fibers, for example; wool-76%, nylon-19% and viscose-5%. Be sure to check the label on the back of the carpet sample for the carpet fiber content as this will show you if the fiber content is a blend.
Some Popular Carpet Blends:
- Wool/Olefin (Polypropylene)
Brands of Blended Carpets we sell:
- Godfrey Hirst
Carpet Fiber Choices
Be sure to check out our carpet fiber chart where you can see a side by side fiber comparison.
Come by our Virginia Beach carpet store and our “in house” carpet experts are happy to educate you about carpet so you can make an informed buying decision. Be sure to check out a carpet color board or order free samples of your favorite carpet color!