One of the questions we often hear in our carpet store is whether natural fibers, like wool, are better than synthetics, like nylon.
Both are excellent choices. Your decision comes down to how much you value specific characteristics.
Natural vs. synthetic fibers
Fiber is the material from which the yarns are made. Therefore, it affects appearance and performance.
Natural fibers, such as wool, are harvested from nature, such as plants or animal fur. Wool is the only natural fiber used in broadloom; others, like jute, sisal, and coir, are more suited to making up smaller mats.
Wool is eco-friendly and sustainable. Technology, however, is making synthetics catch up. For example, a nylon carpet has low VOC (Volatile Organic Compound) emissions and inherent hypoallergenic properties.
Nylon and other synthetics are often seen as the more practical choice because of better stain resistance. They're also easier to keep clean.
Comparing wool and nylon
Wool is highly durable and resilient. It's also soft and luxurious but absorbent. Wipe spills immediately.
Wool has excellent soil repellency, however. Natural oils with small scales flick off the dirt. Nylon is known for ultra-strength, resilience, and excellent stain resistance. It stands up to large families, kids, and pets.
Come into our showroom to see our selection of carpet in Sebring, FL. You’ll see products like Timeless Form by Mohawk or Dwell-26 by Joy Carpets.
Nylon, too, is soft. These days, most fibers are thinner and, consequently, more gentle.
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Griffith's Carpet Mart, Inc., is family-owned with 45 years of experience. And for every one of those years, we've helped people choose the right flooring, whether it's carpet, hardwood, tile, or something else.
Visit our showroom in Sebring, FL. You won't be disappointed! We work on residential and commercial projects of all sizes in Sebring, Avon Park, Lake Placid, Wauchula, and Frostproof, FL.