Nylon, the most popular synthetic fiber, and triexta are two of the toughest and most durable carpet fibers. Nylon is treated for stain resistance in the factory while triexta, introduced into the marketplace in 2009, is inherently stain resistant. Both handle high foot traffic well. Triexta is the softer of the two fibers, but nylon is more resilient, or able to bounce back from compression.
Other synthetic fibers are available. Olefin resists mold and mildew, so it is well suited for basements. Polyester, available in vibrant colors, feels soft underfoot. The fiber can’t withstand high foot traffic, but it is perfect for bedrooms. Acrylic looks and feels like wool, the best carpet fiber. Other natural fibers like sisal, jute, coir, and seagrass are also durable and attractive.
Padding, or underlayment, is an important part of the installation process. It prolongs the life of carpet floors by absorbing the impact of foot traffic. The pad is compressed by weight and then bounces back once that weight is lifted. Also, the cushioning provided by padding makes the carpet more comfortable to walk on. The thickness needed is dependent upon carpet style.State 48 Floors
serves the Phoenix, Arizona, metropolitan area, including the communities of Tempe, AZ, Scottsdale, AZ, Phoenix, AZ, Mesa, AZ, and Chandler, AZ. You can count on us to give your project the attention it deserves. If you are looking for carpet flooring and for individualized service, stop by our showroom in Tempe.