With so many carpet colors, patterns, and materials available, it can be hard to decide which flooring is right for your Bozeman home.
Floor Coverings International Bozeman is here to help clear up some of the confusion by explaining one of the most common carpet materials: acrylic. When you’re done, take a look at our online product gallery to discover what color and style is right for you.
What is Acrylic?
Acrylic is a synthetic material that is essentially a kind of plastic. From its inception, acrylic has often been used as a wool substitute since it feels and looks similar to this natural fiber. Acrylic carpet has the added benefit of being resistant to such irritants as moths, and it is relatively inexpensive. As a result, many carpets nowadays are made with both wool and acrylic fibers, combining the cost efficiency and resilient nature of acrylic with the luxurious look and feel of actual wool.
Benefits of Acrylic Carpet
Besides its ability to mimic wool at a much lower price point, acrylic carpet also has a host of other benefits. In addition to being invulnerable to moths, acrylic carpet protects against static and prevents the accumulation of mildew since it is resistant to moisture. For this reason, many bathroom rugs are made out of acrylic fibers.
Another great place to use acrylic carpet is outside. Because it does not fade easily in sunlight, acrylic outperforms carpets made from other, more delicate fibers. This type of carpet is also easily washed, so whether something has been spilled in the family room or dirt has accumulated on its surface outside, it won’t take much to get the carpet looking like new.
Give Us a Call
Floor Coverings International Bozeman is here to serve homeowners in the Bozeman area for all their flooring needs. Give us a call to book your free, in-home design consultation, and be sure to ask us about receiving $200 off your next flooring project!
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