Which carpet flooring is best - polyester or nylon?

Which carpet flooring is best - polyester or nylon?

Nylon is a more durable fiber than polyester, but that doesn't mean that nylon carpet is the better choice for every space in your home. Instead, consider the characteristics and the function of the room where the carpeting is installed.

Read on to learn more about these popular carpet materials, and then come to Beseda Flooring & More in St. Charles, MI, to compare the trendiest carpet styles.

Foot traffic

First and foremost, consider the amount of foot traffic that can be expected in the room and its function. Nylon is the more resilient fiber, meaning that it returns to its original form after compression from footsteps, furniture, and electronics rather than becoming matted and crushed.

So while nylon carpeting is ideal for any space, polyester carpets have a longer lifespan if installed in a room with little foot traffic, such as a bedroom.

The facts

Hydrophobic polyester, which repels liquid, is naturally stain-resistant, while nylon is treated for stain resistance. Polyester is a softer fiber than nylon, and it tends to come in bright, vivid colors, while nylon carpet is usually found in matte colors.

High-quality polyester carpet is less costly than high-quality nylon carpet because the manufacturing methods are different and because many polyester floor covering brands substitute recycled beverage bottles for standard components.

We are your one-stop-shop for all things flooring

Family-owned Beseda Flooring & More installs polyester and nylon carpet flooring in homes and businesses in St. Louis, Chesterfield, Wentzville, and nearby Missouri communities.

Our carpet store offers free flooring estimates, design consultation, bathroom remodeling, and more. Please stop by our showroom in St. Charles today to compare carpet styles by top companies like Mohawk, Shaw, Engineered Floors, and Stanton.