What Type Of Carpet Do You Have? The Plus & Negatives


If you’re considering having your carpets professionally cleaned, it’s important to know which materials are more prone to stubborn stains. Below, we’ve outlined some carpet varieties that are known for either retaining or repelling stains. This information will help you make an informed decision when selecting the best carpet for your needs.

  • Nylon
  • Polyester
  • Olyfin
  • Wool
  • Acrylic

Our Assesment

1. Nylon is highly regarded as a superior carpet fiber due to its toughness, especially in high-traffic areas. This fiber also possesses by far the best stain-resistance capabilities, making it relatively easy to maintain and keep pristine. While some caution may be required if opting for a do-it-yourself stain removal. Nylon carpets remain our top choice for their cost-effectiveness, long-lasting performance, and resilience against staining.

2, Polyester is known for its natural resistance to stains, although it may still have a tendency to absorb them more than other fabrics. Nonetheless, polyester remains an excellent choice as a breathable synthetic material that is relatively easy to remove stains from.

3. Olyfin is an excellent choice for areas that are prone to dampness and stains. This fiber, also known as polypropylene, offers high resistance to staining and breathes well, making it a popular option for area rugs, or outdoor areas. It’s resilient, durable, stain-resistant, and overall a great choice for those seeking a reliable flooring solution.

4. Wool is a premium, natural fiber derived from sheep that is renowned for its superior quality and luxurious softness. However, despite its many virtues, wool is highly susceptible to staining. Therefore, it is crucial to address stains promptly and with the utmost care. For carpets made of 80% wool and 20% synthetic materials, eliminating stains can be achieved by using cold water and an approved spot spray that does not contain bleach.

5. Acrylic carpet is widely regarded as one of the most opulent options available. Typically found in a stylish grey hue, its plushness is unparalleled. However, it should be noted that this carpet is highly prone to staining. While it can be cleaned using dry foam or aerosol methods, caution must be exercised when introducing water as it may not react favorably.

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