Carpet from Excel Carpet

Carpet is the combination of the materials used to make it. The material used to make carpet determines its price, durability, feel, appearance, and quality. The pile fiber is 80 percent of the material make up of carpet.

Carpet fiber significantly affects the overall price and quality of carpet. Most carpet fibers are made of the following materials:

  • Wool
  • Nylon
  • Polyester
  • Polypropylene

Wool and nylon are the most popular.

Wool carpet

Wool is considered the best carpet fiber. It is luxuriously soft to the touch. Wool carpet is a comfort indulgence. Even though it is soft, wool carpet is tough. It naturally resists crushing due to the natural kink of the fiber. Wool carpet stays strong, soft, and beautiful for a long time. It stands up to foot traffic. There is no worry about heavy wear. Wool is naturally fire-resistant, making wool carpet a safe flooring for the home. If it becomes hot enough, it will smolder but will not carry flames to the rest of the home. Wool is a natural, sustainable carpet fiber. The environmentally friendly fiber comes from sheared sheep that provide an annual supply of thick wool fur. Because shearing takes place only once per year, a limited amount of wood is produced. The limit makes wool an expensive fiber to acquire. The price of wool carpet causes some people to purchase carpets made of other fibers despite their benefits.

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Nylon Carpet

Nylon carpet fibers are a man-made material that comprises 65 percent of carpet sales in the U.S. It is more affordable to produce nylon carpet than wool carpet. Nylon is the strongest synthetic fiber. Carpet made of nylon lasts a long time and withstands wear well. The strength of nylon carpet makes it an excellent option for commercial settings and high traffic areas. Nylon carpet is water-resistant by design. It is less likely to foster the growth of mildew or mold. We, at Excel Carpet, have an extensive inventory of wool and nylon carpet. We also carry new carpet polymers that are engineered to be durable and soft. Our entire inventory is on display in our Atlanta, GA showroom. We have the carpet preference for customers from Belvedere, Chamblee, Decatur, and all of the greater Atlanta, GA area.