When it comes to having soft and warm flooring in Bozeman homes, nylon carpet is one of the most common materials that can be found. This type of carpeting can be placed in any room of the home without moisture or high humidity. You will commonly see it placed in living rooms, bedrooms, home offices, entertainment rooms and hallways.
Learn the facts about nylon carpet from Floor Coverings International Bozeman before selecting this floor covering for your home.
Basic Facts About Nylon Carpet
Nylon is a synthetic material that was invented in 1935, and companies began manufacturing it as a carpeting product in the 1950s. There are actually two types of nylon that are used to make carpets: nylon 6 and nylon 6,6. The primary differences between the two are that nylon 6 is easier to recycle, while nylon 6,6 has a higher melting point. However, each type of carpeting offers the same benefits when used in your home.
Benefits to Nylon Carpeting
Nylon carpeting has become one of the most popular carpet materials in Bozeman due to its many beneficial properties. Most Bozeman homes will have this type of carpet on their floors. One of the biggest advantages to nylon is its durability even in high traffic areas. Nylon is resilient and it retains its form after being compacted by pressure from feet and furniture.
Nylon can also take stain-resistant treatments well, so it prevents staining from liquid spills and dirt. The stain treatment can also prevent fading caused by the ultraviolet rays of the sun. The reason for this stain resistance is that nylon is solution-dyed when color is applied to the fibers. Instead of the dye simply coating the outer surface of the fibers, it completely penetrates the fibers to give a more uniform color fastness. This dyeing process also allows the stain and fade resistant treatments to fully soak into the nylon carpeting.
If you are looking for a carpet that is extremely soft to the touch, nylon is a fiber to consider. Recent technologies in carpet manufacturing have made nylon fibers in a finer and thinner quality. This procedure provides a softer feel to the surface.
Pricing of Nylon Carpet
Normally, nylon carpet is priced higher than other synthetic fibers due to its numerous benefits and durability. Yet nylon carpet is available at every price point depending on the quality and other characteristics of the floor covering. Nylon is available as a wall-to-wall broadloom carpet or as carpet tiles and squares.
The carpeting that you pick should be based on many factors including the pile height and style, such as cut or loop pile, the ease of installation, and the quality of the fibers that are used. When it comes to quality nylon carpeting, this material can last well over 10 years when properly cared for and is a great option overall for home flooring.
Learn more about nylon and other carpet fibers by contacting Floor Coverings International Bozeman today. We’ll come to you with our mobile showroom so you can view samples in the comfort of your own home.
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