The life of a carpet fiber is longer then most other textiles. Consumers are often looking for affordable yet durable carpeting when shopping for new flooring. Strength of the material is far more important in a carpet fiber then say furniture yet the touch or feel wouldn’t be as important as clothing.

Some of the factors consumers can look for in carpeting is resistance to heat, stains, chemicals, and of course sunlight. Its important to think about what room this is being used for and how much it is used and amount of sunlight that comes in daily.

  • Natural fibers come from nature like wool
  • Regenerated¬† are man made but come from natural materials
  • Synthetic come from organic materials
  • Natural Fiber– Absorb a lot of water and take longer to dry. You wouldnt want these installed in a jacuzzi room or area where people come from a pool.
  • They are very resistant to sunlight damage
  • Regenerated – Are very water absorbent also but they do degrade in sunlight over time.
  • Synthetic – Do NOT absorb water but they do attract oils and degrade in sunlight. Good for your pool room…
  • Wool for example absorbs 350 times more water then olefin carpet fiber, think berber.