Nothing compares to the feel of soft, plush carpet under foot. At Fluss Flooring we feel carpeted floors are beautiful, practical and cost effective, even for families with children and four-legged friends. Innovations have resulted in the ultimate softness and performance, standing up to foot traffic, spills and pet messes better than ever before.
Whether you desire a plush, deep pile you can sink your toes into, you need a hypoallergenic option to ward off allergens, or you want a high performance carpet that can stand up to kids and critters, we’ve got you covered.
There are four basic fibers used in manufacturing carpets today. All of which have different strengths and qualities but all make excellent carpets. Ultimately, your choice should be determined by the characteristics that are most important to you and your home. Fluss Flooring is here to help you make a well informed decision.
Although some carpets are made of blends, most are made entirely of one of the following four fibers:
Nylon Carpet Fibers
When it comes to overall performance characteristics, nylon is the most versatile of all fibers, providing excellent durability and flexibility in creating a variety of carpet styles. Nylon is the most commonly used carpet fiber and can be found in a wide range of both cut pile and loop pile styles.
Polyester (PET) Carpet Fibers
Polyester offers exceptional softness and color clarity, and is also naturally stain and fade resistant. Although polyester is not as versatile as nylon, polyester fibers perform very well.
Polypropylene (Olefin) Carpet Fibers
Unlike other fiber types, polypropylene will not absorb water, so it is solution dyed. Solution dyeing is a process in which color is actually built into the fiber when it is formed making the color an inherent part that cannot be removed from the fiber. This means the color will not fade, even when exposed to intense sunlight, bleaches, atmospheric contaminants, or other harsh chemicals or elements.
PTT (Triexta Polyester) Carpet Fibers
PTT (Polytrimethylene Terephthalate) is a polyester fiber. PTT features good resiliency and excellent inherent stain resistance. Recently, some manufacturers have begun applying a topical treatment to PTT carpets. While adequate for staining, PTT still attracts dry and oily soil substances, leading to premature wear in high traffic areas. For this reason, many oil-based stains are extremely difficult to remove.
At Fluss Flooring, we feel the most important step in caring for your carpet is vacuuming it on a regular basis, especially in high-traffic areas. Walking on soiled carpet allows the dirt particles to work their way below the surface of the pile where they are far more difficult to remove and can damage the carpet fibers. Frequent vacuuming removes these particles from the surface before problems occur.
Extend the life of your carpet with a quality vacuum
To ensure that your vacuum will conform to the highest industry standards, make sure that your vacuum cleaner is certified through the Carpet and Rug Institute (CRI) Seal of Approval/Green Label Vacuum Cleaner Program. Visit www.carpet-rug.org for details and listings.