When you walk into our carpet
store in Red Deer, AB, you will see hundreds of gorgeous colors, patterns, designs, and styles. It's vital to remember that not every carpet installation is the same because every person and every room will have different priorities, challenges, and needs. There are two elements, in particular, that are important to the appearance, performance, and longevity of the rug.
There are two kinds of fibers: natural and synthetic. Neither is better than the other, so the choice will determine how much you value specific characteristics. Natural, as it implies, is harvested and made into the fiber from plants or animal fur. The most common is wool; it is beautiful, plush, eco-friendly since it's natural and white. Don't be too concerned about the white color; it comes from the sheep with inherent oils with scales that keep dirt from embedding. It is absorbent, so wipe spills immediately, so stains don't set.
Synthetics tend to be a little more stain-resistant and, depending upon style, they can be soft and plush. Nylon is the most well-recognized, mostly since it is known for superior strength and resiliency (the ability to bounce back to its original shape after being compressed.) It has excellent resistance to stains, weather coated with a protectant, or is of the solution-dyed process. Solution-dyed nylon means the dye was applied during the manufacturing process instead of applying it after, resulting in no open dye lots where stain cells can attach. Polyester is a little less resilient but is hydrophobic (non-absorbent), so it has inherent stain resistance. Olefin is budget-friendly, non-absorbent, and often associated with the Berber style.