Monday, January 28, 2013

Choosing Carpet from a Professional Cleaners perspective

Choosing Carpets

1. Avoid polyester and olefin!!

 Olefin is found in many low end berbers. It attracts oil, and the fiber wears quickly, compared to a nylon. Polyester quickly unravels, matts, and holds on to dirt. It's just not a product that is suitable for floor covering. Yes, I know it's "green," but are you really helping the environment when you have to replace your carpets four times more often? 
The best material carpet is made out of is nylon. It cleans well, regains it's twist when cleaned properly, resists staining, and wears best. I can't say enough about the quality of a good nylon. Dupont makes some of the best nylons on the market today. 
New to the field is Sorona, or Smart-strand, by Dupont. It is a modified poly carpet that is showing promise. It is supposed to clean well, feels cottony soft and silky smooth. It's too soon to tell, but i have a good feeling about this one.
Wool, as luxurious as it seems, is not the greatest material to make carpet out of. It's a fragile fiber, in my opinion, that is priced out of reach for most individuals. Other than to boast of it's luxury, nylon beats wool hands down.