The lowest priced floor covering available today is carpet. Carpet is easy to install, quiet under foot and has the lowest maintenance of any flooring choice.
Acrylic is a man-made substance that offers the look of real wool without the high price of wool. It is resistant to mold and mildew, easy to dye in bright colors, fast drying, and fairly stain resistant.
Nylon comprises 90% of all residential carpeting. Homeowners with pets and small children choose nylon for its stain resistant properties and its durability.
Olefin carpet fiber is strong, resists wear and permanent stains, and it is easily cleaned. These fibers are colorfast because the production process involves mixing polypropylene with dyes. 60% of all commercial carpeting is made from olefin.
Polyester offers a plush look and is less expensive than wool or nylon. It tends to be very resistant to fading and retains its color for many years. It is also generally stain resistant, with low absorbency. Because of this, it is easy to dry quickly.
Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET). Advances in science have brought changes in carpeting options. PET is very strong and durable. It is made from a yarn created by reclaiming the polyester resin from recycled soda bottles and ketchup containers. Recycled PET has a higher density and higher melting point than nylon. It tends to be heavier and thicker than standard nylon carpet.
Dupont™ Sorona® SmartStrand™ is the newest venture in fiber technology. Corn is harvested for its sugar. The sugar (glucose) is extracted and then fermented. The fermented sugar is processed into a monomer of organisms, water, vitamins and minerals. The monomers are converted into polymer strand that is then cut into pellets. From there, the Sorona pellets are spun into carpet fiber for the best in crush and stain resistance available.
Chesapeake Family Flooring carries the very best in today’s carpeting options from manufactures including:
• Prestige Mills
• Natural Fibers