Is nylon better than polyester?
This is the most common question we are asked, and it should be the easiest to explain, except for all of the bad information out there. We focus on a "whole-carpet" approach to picking a quality carpet. We consider all factors to make sure you pick a great carpet, not just a great fiber. Below are 5 factors you should consider.
If you're taking the time to pick a good carpet, you should spend almost an equal amount of time picking a quality installer. Installation should be considered half of your carpet equation; a good carpet in the hands of a bad installer equals a bad carpet.
The biggest take away from this discussion should be simple: You are looking for a quality carpet, not just a quality fiber. If you get caught up in over-analyzing ONLY THE FIBER, then you can wind up with a great fiber but a terrible carpet. It happens all the time, think back to your first apartment, or you first house with base grade carpet, or a cheap hotel, it's not fun to think of but those usually install nylon carpets.
What fibers are offered?
Its not always poor installation. It could be, but consider some other possibilities:
- Olefin / Polypropolene