Carpets are a great choice for any home in Rye, Mamaroneck, and Larchmont. If you’re looking to install new carpets, you’ll have several fibers to choose from. At Floor Coverings International Central Westchester, we can provide you with the perfect style for you. Before you start your next flooring project, take a look at the advantages and disadvantages of different carpet fibers.


Carpet Flooring MamaroneckNatural Fibers

Organic materials are more susceptible to moisture, which makes them prone to mildew and moth damage. Therefore, these carpets should be placed in a room with low moisture.


Cotton: This is a good carpet for anyone sensitive to synthetic materials. However, it’s not very sturdy in high-traffic areas due to its softness and is better suited for bedrooms and areas that aren’t exposed to increased levels of foot traffic.


Wool: This is one of the most expensive fibers out there but does well in high-traffic areas. However, the fiber’s colors can fade when exposed to too much sunlight, so you must protect it from prolonged UV ray exposure.


Carpet Flooring Rye Synthetic Fibers

All synthetics are resistant to moisture, mildew, fading and water damage, making them great for almost any room in the home.


Polyester: An affordable material that comes in a wide variety of bold colors. It is also stain-resistant, and great for dining rooms or living rooms. The carpets tend to be prone to crushing, and you should test its resistance to pressure before installation.


Acrylic: This fiber is resistant to moths and cleans well, but is not as durable as your other synthetic choices. However, if you like wool but don’t want to pay the hefty price for it, acrylic mimics wool fairly well.


Nylon: Over half of the carpets sold in the United States are made of nylon. The fiber is a favorite for its durability and resilience. It resists stains and abrasion well. It is also one of the strongest of the synthetics, making it perfect for high traffic areas.


Polypropylene: This synthetic fiber is more resistant to water than polyester and is great for below-grade rooms or entryways, but it is also more prone to stains and sunlight damage. It is a very affordable option for projects on a tight budget.


In order to get a better idea of the textures and durability of each carpet fiber, call us for a consultation! Our mobile showroom will bring hundreds of samples straight to your home for you to choose from. Floor Coverings International Central Westchester proudly serves Mamaroneck, Rye, and Larchmont and beyond!



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