Is natural or synthetic carpet flooring better for me?

Is natural or synthetic carpet flooring better for me?


Fibers are the material from which rug yarns are made. They are typically broken into two categories: natural and synthetic.

Both are good choices. Your decision will depend upon how much you value specific characteristics.

About wool carpeting


Natural fibers make up less than five percent of all residential carpets. Wool is the only one used for broadloom. Others, like sisal, coir, seagrass, or jute, are appropriate only for smaller mats.

Wool is very durable; it's one of the most recommended for homes with pets. It's also highly soil-resistant. It has natural oils with tiny scales that flick off the dirt. It is absorbent, so wipe spills immediately.

Wool is soft and luxurious and is also pricier than the others.

About synthetics


This soft surface floor covering is often considered the more practical choice. They are less expensive than others and are more stain-resistant.

Rugs made with these fibers can also be very soft. Today, yarns are thinner, resulting in an enhanced velvety feeling.
Nylon accounts for 50% of residential carpets. It is ultra-strong and resilient with good stain resistance, ideal for very heavily trafficked floors.

Polyester is known for superior stain resistance. It’s best for floors in moderately busy rooms.

Olefin (polypropylene) is budget-friendly and durable. Triexta is known for strength and permanent stain resistance built into the fiber.

Our carpet store will advise you on the right one for you. Choosing the suitable fibers for your needs will go a long way towards performance and longevity.

Answering the area's flooring needs for over 35 years.


Carpet flooring is the most popular option among homeowners. The knowledgeable staff members at Walgenmeyer’s Carpets & Tile will tell you more.

We're known for superior craftsmanship, high-quality product, and reliability. Visit our showrooms in Stoughton & Madison, WI., where you'll see names like Mohawk, Shaw, and Stanton. We serve Dane County.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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