nylon carpeting samples wheaton napervilleNylon carpet is a popular choice for homes and offices. Nylon makes up 90 percent of the carpeting in residential homes. That’s because it’s a durable yet relatively inexpensive material that naturally resists staining, wear and mildew.

In addition to its durability, nylon carpet is also easy to clean. This makes it an ideal choice for areas of high foot traffic such as offices, hallways, living rooms, and family rooms. If you live in a house with small children or have another reason to anticipate spills, you may want to consider nylon carpet that has been specially treated to prevent stains. This makes cleanup especially easy because it stops the liquid on top of the carpet fibers.

Nylon carpet comes in two general categories: staple and bulk continuous filament. Staple carpet has short strands of yarn that are twisted together to create a tuft. This style tends to shed, but it also has a softer look and feel. Bulk continuous filament is made of long, continuous strands of yarn that are bulked and twisted together. Current improvements in bulk continuous filament process have significantly improved the softness that the greater majority of carpets are now constructed in this form.

With so many choices in fibers, styles, colors and patterns, it’s smart to start your carpeting purchase with a free in-home estimate and design consultation from Floor Coverings International Wheaton & Naperville.

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