Nylon considered the most versatile fiber. Durable, excellent soil resistance, less costly than wool but one of the most expensive synthetics.
Polyester softer, less durable, and less expensive than nylon .The softer fiber accepts dyes well, making brilliant colors possible. Stain resistance superior to other, more popular fibers.
Polypropylene (Olefin) extremely durable, colorfast, absorbs no moisture, with superior stain resistance. Ideal for loop-pile carpets, also made into ribbon-type yard used in outdoor carpet. Low cost, limited colors.
Plush or Cut-Pile has loops trimmed off with yard bundles standing straight up. Repeated pre-shearing creates a luxurious appearance. A great 'whole house' carpet, medium durability. Popular varieties include saxony plush, short, densely packed tufts; textured plush; decoratively versatile, textured surface helps hide footprints and vacuum marks; velvet plush; lightly twisted cut-piles with a uniform color and luxurious appearance that's ideal for formal areas.
Berber Loop-Pile high level loop with complete yarn loops that stand upright, creates a nubby rugged texture that look natural and handcrafted. Tight loop texture helps hide foot and vacuum marks. Uncut loops tend to wear better than cut-pile.
Berber Cut-Pile newer Berber look with color and interest of traditional loop Berbers but the great plush feel of thick, cut-pile carpet. Very versatile, ideal for casual rooms, kids rooms, etc. Subtle color flecks help hide soil.
Cut-And-Loop Pile combined cut and looped fibers provide a variety of surface textures or carved/sculptured effects for medium durability. Multiple colors and levels hide dirt and footprints in formal and informal areas. Also available in solid colors.
Commercial Loop versatile styles in a durable, long-wearing surface pile engineered for high-traffic areas. Captivating color choices and textured surfaces suitable for professional and practical installations.