Carpet flooring in Salem, OR from Surfaces NW

Nylon vs. polyester: what is the difference?

For those searching for the best carpet flooring, fiber options are sure to come up as an important starting place. If you wonder what the difference is between nylon and polyester, that is just what today’s post is about, so read along to find out.

Carpet flooring fibers matter

The reason nylon and polyester are often compared with one another is that they offer such similar characteristics. However, they are just different enough that one is likely to work better for you in specific spaces than the other, so here are some key differences you might consider.

Both nylon and polyester feature durability that works well in various spaces, but nylon is usually considered more resilient than polyester. That means it has the capability of “bouncing back” time after time, where polyester will show the effects of foot traffic in less time.

If stain resistance is the essential quality you are looking for in carpet, you will find the better option to be polyester. It is hydrophobic, therefore repelling liquids, while nylon is an absorbent material that soaks up spills quickly if no existing stain protection is present.

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Surfaces NW offers outstanding carpet in Salem, OR, with all the options you could ever want to browse available right here in our well-stocked inventory. Our knowledgeable staff matches you with the highest quality products, putting more than 15 years of experience into every customer's project.

We are proud to serve communities such as Salem, Dallas, Albany, Corvallis, and McMinnville, OR, right from our Salem, OR showroom, and we would love the opportunity to work alongside you as well. So when you are ready for the best carpet floors for your home, we will make sure you find them.