Synthetic versus natural carpet fibers – what’s the difference?

Synthetic versus natural carpet fibers – what’s the difference?

When it’s time to choose the perfect carpeting for your home, you will have lots of decisions to make to customize your experience to best suit your needs. One of those decisions will be fiber type, so today, we’re going to tell you more about the difference between synthetic and natural carpet fibers.

Carpeting fibers do make a difference

The most apparent difference between synthetic and natural fibers is that natural fibers come from nature, while synthetic fibers are created and manufactured. For example, wool, jute, and sisal are natural fibers, while nylon, polyester, and triexta are synthetic options.

Natural materials are always the most eco-friendly choice, offering sustainable options, although they carry a higher price tag. In addition, you will never have to worry about VOCs (volatile organic compounds) emitted from these fibers.

Synthetic carpets are usually known to provide more stain protection, especially if you choose a brand that adds stain and odor resistance to the fibers during the manufacturing process. While some natural carpets offer exceptional durability, synthetics often win in this area because protection can be added to the fibers when constructed for results that tend to last longer overall.

Visit us for your carpeting needs

Builders Custom Flooring is a carpet store that strives to ensure your best results, no matter how large or small your remodel is. We cater to your requirements and preferences with a large, well-stocked inventory and experienced associates dedicated to your successful results.

We serve Orion Charter Township, Auburn Hills, Independence Charter Township, Oakland Charter Township, Oxford Charter Township, Rochester Hills, and Waterford Township. Please visit our showroom in Lake Orion, MI. We want to make sure you find a floor covering that meets all your requirements.