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Carpet in Nashville, TN from L&L Flooring Company

Nylon vs. polyester: what is the difference?


Nylon and polyester are two of the most popular carpet fibers. You can find a variety of stylish carpet in Nashville, TN, including many brands made with these fibers at L&L Flooring Company. The amount of foot traffic and the function of the space are two of the factors that determine which one is best for your flooring upgrade. A low pile brand is easiest to clean regardless of the two synthetic fibers you choose. Fibers are less than ¼-inch in height, so dirt stays close to the surface. Also, a low-pile carpet harbors much fewer allergens. But longer fibers are softer underfoot, providing excellent thermal and sound installation. 

Nylon carpet


Nylon is the most durable carpet fiber, so it's not surprising that most homeowners choose it for all home areas, including high-traffic spaces. Footsteps push the fibers down, but then they bounce back up again. Because of this resilience, nylon carpet flooring retains its like-new look for an extended period. In addition, this floor covering is treated for stain resistance in the factory. Most often, nylon carpeting is available in matte colors.

Polyester carpet flooring


Polyester carpeting is most appropriate for low-traffic spaces like bedrooms. While not as resilient, polyester is naturally stain resistant. It repels water and, thus, mold and mildew. Polyester is usually softer than nylon. Because of its makeup, it's easier to dye than nylon fibers, so colors are vibrant. Polyester carpeting is less costly than nylon carpeting. This is especially true of 'green' brands made of plastic beverage bottles.

Locally-owned L&L Flooring Company offers many services, including installation and design consultation. Every nylon and polyester carpet upgrade begin with a free estimate. Our carpet flooring store brings these services to Tennessee, including Franklin, Brentwood, Nolensville, and Spring Hill. Shop for new carpeting in-store or at home. Our flooring specialists are ready to assist you with your carpet flooring project.