Nylon Carpet vs Polyester Nylon Carpet vs Polyester

Nylon carpet is one of the oldest and most well-known carpet fibers in the industry today. Years after nylon was introduced as a carpet fiber, polyester was introduced to the market as well. Today, they are the most widely-known carpet fibers in the world. Here are a few things to consider about each type of fiber.

Nylon

Nylon carpet is typically going to be a little more expensive than polyester. Nylon presents you with a carpet that will wear better when compared with an identical style made of polyester. With nylon, you get a product with a great memory. This means that after you walk on nylon for an extended period of time, it can spring back up. When you have it steam cleaned or vacuum, it will return to its original shape. 

Polyester

With polyester, you do have to be a little concerned with the wear. However, newer carpets have overcome a lot of the problems with wearing in polyester. With the way they construct the carpets, they can guarantee the way that they wear better. With polyester, you get better color options and natural stain resistance. Polyester takes color better and therefore, you will usually notice more vibrant colors. Nylon has to have quite a bit of treatment done to repel stains, while polyester is naturally stain resistant. 

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