Once your carpet is installed and no longer under the scrutiny of inspection, the only thing you will really notice is the fiber. In fact, it is the fiber that holds most of the characteristics that will suit your needs. It’s important to know what they are, and how they will fit into your own home. Wool is a natural resource, and therefore very sought after in this particular flooring. It’s beautiful, has some of the most beautiful colors of any other flooring, and really makes a statement in whatever room it graces. However, it is simply not a good option for homes with children or pets, and it doesn’t do well where humidity and other water issues are present. It can actually hold up to ten times its weight in water and grows mold and mildew with ease.
A better option, if you like the bright colors and stylings of wool, is olefin. In fact, its similarity to wool is one of the main reasons it was created. It’s durable, resists abrasions, stains, mildew, and fading, and can even be used outdoors. For your budget, this fiber is definitely a win, however, it isn’t quite as resilient as polyester and nylon are.Polyester and nylon are very similar in most of their features, but polyester isn’t as strong, nor are the fibers as elastic. It is better at resisting stains, though, and since it’s a little cheaper than nylon, it is often the go-to floor covering for many homeowners.