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Carpet Types

Types of Carpet

At Akels Carpet One Floor & Home,we carry an impressive selection of carpets to choose from. Whether you have a busy or a quiet home, or you’re looking to accomplish a specific design, our collection of carpets is sure to have something for you. One way to that you can help narrow down the many carpet options is by learning more about the different types of carpet and carpet fibers available to you today. Our sales pros can help you do that in our vast showroom, and you can start by reading more below!


Carpet Fibers

Nylon is one of the most popular fibers available. It is durable and resilient and is perfect if you’re looking to install carpet in many areas of your home.


Polyester is similar to nylon, but it is a bit less costly. As technology advances, so does the durability of polyester. Polyester must be treated to make it stain-resistant.


Olefin is a synthetic fiber that keeps color well. If you have a bright or vibrant colored carpet, olefin could be the best option. 

Triexta is unique because it is naturally stain-resistant. It is also a durable fiber.


Wool is a natural fiber that is perfect if you are looking for a “green” carpet fiber. Wool must be maintained by a professional, and it’s perfect for keeping your space energy-efficient.


Carpet Types

The type of carpet of a specific product is determined by how the fiber is attached to the backing. The different types of carpet can be ideal for different applications.


Cut-pile carpets are created by attaching a fiber to a backing and then cutting them. The length and twist of the carpet fibers that are left can vary from product to product.


Loop pile carpets are loops of fibers attached to the carpet backing. Usually, Berber carpets are loop carpets. 


Cut-loop carpets are a combination of both cut and loop carpets on one backing. 



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