Mark Gonsenhauser’s Rug and Carpet Superstore is your source for carpet in the Hampton Roads area. We sell a diverse selection of carpet types, patterns and fibers. That includes a best seller called Olefin carpet.
Olefin carpet is the second best selling carpet fiber behind nylon. Also known as Polypropylene, Olefin is popular because it has some great qualities. It is solution dyed and is the most color fast of all carpet fibers. It resists water and water based stains, but note that it is susceptible to oil based stains. It dries quickly after getting wet, therefore is less susceptible to mold and mildew. It performs well in sun lit areas and is often used for Indoor/Outdoor carpets and rugs.
Olefin carpet may tend to mat in places that are heavily walked on, therefore it may be best in less trafficked areas. For better performance, consider staying with low pile or low loop construction. Although Olefin cleans well, it does tend to take on a dingy appearance over time.
Olefin / Polypropylene Carpet Brands
- Royal Dutch
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 here to educate you about all the various carpet fiber choices and their benefits as well as disadvantages. Be sure to take home a carpet color board or order free samples!