Stain-Resistant CarpetsUnlike overall carpet durability (which is affected by several factors) a carpet’s ability to resist stains is mainly be determined by the fibers and the coatings used in the manufacturing process. Most carpet fibers use different coatings to protect them from spills and oil damage. The exception, of course, is wool, whose natural fiber is both resistant to oil and a host of other spills. Of course, wool is very expensive which is what discourages many homeowners from installing it in their homes.
Of the other most commonly used carpet fibers, polyester and Olefin are excellent choices for homes that are prone to spills and stains (such as those with pets and children.) Both products tend to repel spills very effectively, but their oil base nature creates one major drawback: they attract oil! You’ll need to consider the types of spills your carpet will be most prone to before selecting Olefin or Polyester over Wool or Nylon.
Nylon fibers are extremely popular among homeowners because they resist spills and oils. If your carpet is likely to be subjected to both, then wool would be your only other choice.
When selecting your stain resistant carpet, make sure you review the manufacturer’s warrantees. Most carpets’ fibers are made with some sort of protective coating. Here at Floor-Town, most of our carpets are ranked according to a star rating. Some of them offer lifetime warrantees (usually on 4* and 5* carpets), some for one year, or two. Feel free to come into our showroom and ask one of our flooring consultants to guide you through our vast selection of Stain Resistant carpets like, Innovia Touch, Stainmaster, Tigressa and others.
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