Carpet flooring in Saskatoon, SK from Braid Flooring & Window Fashions

Nylon vs. polyester: what is the difference?

The type of fiber is one of the most important factors to consider when comparing carpet styles. Nylon has been the most popular carpet fiber for decades. Nylon carpet flooring can be laid in family, living, dining rooms, and bedrooms. Because it's so durable, this floor covering is also ideal for stairs. In contrast, polyester carpet is well-suited for low traffic spaces in the home. You can find a large selection of both types of carpeting at Braid Flooring & Window Fashions. In addition, we install carpet floors in Saskatoon, SK, and nearby areas.

Stain resistance and resilience

Nylon is treated in the factory for stain resistance. Polyester, on the other hand, is a hydrophobic material. That means it naturally repels liquids, which makes spills easy to clean and unlikely to stain. While polyester offers better stain resistance, nylon is more resilient or resistant to matting and crushing. After compression, this fiber returns to its original form, giving the carpet a 'like new' appearance for many years.

Colors and cost

Nylon carpeting is often more costly than comparable polyester carpeting because of the more involved production process. In addition, many polyester brands are 'green' products that are cheaper to produce because they are made with recycled beverage bottles. Naturally soft and fade-resistant polyester carpets usually show off vibrant colors. Conversely, nylon carpet is typically available in matte shades.

You enjoy a complimentary virtual consultation and estimate when you shop at Braid Flooring & Window Fashions. You can find Hunter Douglas window coverings in our carpet showroom, along with flooring. Our services include design consultation and flooring removal as well as installation. We are a locally-owned business in Saskatchewan that has served the residents of Warman, Martensville, Prince Albert, and Davidson since 1986. Our flooring specialists can help you find the best carpet flooring for your home.