Carpet is one of the most popular types of flooring in the country and has many benefits to offer your East Cobb home. When it comes to carpet materials, it’s hard to beat the durability and longevity of nylon. At Floor Coverings International West Metro Atlanta, we carry a wide selection of nylon carpets from top manufacturers, and we’re dedicated to helping you find the best option for your home.
What Is Nylon?
Nylon is a tough, synthetic polymer that was first invented in the 1930’s for use in the military. It soon became a common fiber used for fabric, clothing, and car parts, and was first used as a carpet fiber in the 1950’s. Today, nylon is one of the most popular carpet materials available and comes in a variety of grades and qualities.
Design and Applications
We love nylon carpet because it’s both durable and versatile, and it performs well in a variety of carpet styles. Its resilience prevents the fibers from matting down under compression, and their ability to bounce back into shape make nylon a great material for plush and long pile carpeting. This includes both Saxony and frieze carpet, which add modern flair and a touch of luxury to living rooms and bedrooms. Thanks to its strength, nylon is also a great material for high-traffic areas such as stairs and hallways.
- Nylon carpets may be some of the most durable carpets available, however, it’s important to pay attention to the overall grade when weighing the best options for your home.
- Nylon must be chemically treated to increase its resistance to staining, however, it is less susceptible than other materials to mold and mildew if exposed to moisture.
- Several manufacturers now produce nylon carpets that are combined with post-consumer materials. Nylon carpets can also be recycled and made into new materials rather than being disposed of in a landfill.
- Maintaining nylon carpets is relatively simple, requiring routine vacuuming to remove dirt and debris from within the fibers. We recommend an annual steaming and shampooing for a deeper clean that will help maintain the life of your carpet.
If you are ready to learn more about the benefits of nylon carpets, give your local flooring experts at Floor Coverings International West Metro Atlanta today and schedule your free design consultation. A member of our team will bring our great selection of flooring samples right to your door to help you find your perfect floors. Start your next flooring project today!
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