Carpet is still the #1 floorcovering product in the world. The high-tech manufacturing process ensures that measured by square foot it is the most cost effective floorcovering solution especially when installation cost or total cost is calculated.
Unfortunately, carpet has acquired a reputation for not performing via maintenance and retention of the new look. Blame the industry for making dirt cheap polyester and polyproplene carpet and over promising. If you buy from us that will not happen.
Nylon is the Gold Standard. If you purchase a polyester, then you must make sure the construction of the product is correct. Tight, dense, and low to the ground with a good twist.
Carpet is a three-dimensional product defined as having length, breadth, and depth. Other floorcoverings are two-dimensional. This complexity in carpet makes showing it online more challanging.
Nevertheless, we will strive to explain what makes a good carpet. We have several former manufacture reps as employees that worked for some of the biggest Carpet Manufactures in the world. In addition, many spent considerable time working in all areas of the carpet mill. From creeling, coater, to tufting machines.
The most important decision the customer will make is to decide what fiber they will purchase. There are only 3 fibers. Nylon, Polyester, and Polyproplene. Let us repeat. Nylon, Polyester, and Polyproplene. Why the repetition?
Because many major mills have tried to hide the fact their yarn is Polyester. For example, MoHawk's PTT won permission from the FTC in 2009 to reclassify their PTT fiber as "Triexta". A subclass rather than be classified as a polyester which it most certainly is - Link
Please review this Link to see Customers Satisfaction with the PTT yarn A disaster due to being sold the wrong yarn by uneducated retail salespeople. The mills sell Polyester yarn due to its perceived value. You can get a much thicker Polyester Carpet vs Nylon Carpet at the same price due to cost of producing each yarn.
Problem is the thicker Polyester carpet will lay down like wet dog's hair in 6 months or less. Polyester has no yarn memory meaning when you step on it, it doesn't bounce back to its original height. Nylon, the Gold Standard, has yarn memory. Step on it and it will bounce back after releasing the weight of your foot.
Polyester and polyproplene carpets do have some advantages. They are inherently more stain resitant then Nylon carpets that are not solution dyed. Almost any stain will come out of these carpets due to the color being inside the fiber instead of painted on like most Nylons are via the coating process.
However, when Polyester carpets are extruded the manufactures are obligated to cover the molten yarn with a thin film of oil in order the fiber doesn't break before cooling off. Most manufacturers scour the yarns after this process with high pressure steam in order to remove the thin film of oil.
Water and oil do not mix and this process in the manufacturing process in removing the oil is not always successful. Many customers will notice their brand new Polyester carpet is attracting dirt more than they were accustomed to compared to their previous nylon carpet. Yes, it will not stain but it begins soiling very prematurely in the life cycle of the carpet
This leads to unhappy customers and claims. The claims are turned down almost every time by the Carpet Mill due to the technically reading of the warranty. This is why when we sell Polyester or Polypropylene we make sure it is the correct carpet for the job.
What are those jobs? If you have a rental unit or a basement and purchase a short pile, dense, and good twist the carpet will perform satifactorily in most cases. And level loop carpets in either fiber as long as it is dense and low to the ground will also perform well.
If the carpet is for your bedrooms then we will not sell you these yarns and please go somewhere else to shop if you desire these yarns for your bedroom.