On a chilly winter morning, it is easy to see why carpet is a staple flooring option throughout America. With its insulating features, carpet brings a layer of warm, casual comfort to any home. At Floor Coverings International Carmel we want you to make an informed decision when picking out a carpet style. Keep on reading to learn more about every popular carpet fiber.

Nylon carpet fibers carmel

There’s a good reason why nylon is the most popular synthetic carpet fiber. Besides offering the comfortable carpet feel, nylon is resilient and stain-resistant. Its strength makes it a great option for busy homes with children and pets. At Floor Coverings International Carmel we stock many styles of carpets, from frieze to cut and loop pile carpet.


Also known as polypropylene, olefin carpet is valued for its wool-like appearance. If you’re looking for an affordable alternative to wool carpet, olefin is right for you. While it is stain resistant it is not soil resistant, meaning that any oil-based spill will stain the carpet. As a result, it works best in low-traffic areas of your home.


If you’re on a strict budget, then polyester carpet might be the right fit for your flooring project. Often the most affordable carpet option, polyester is a stain-resistant synthetic fiber. However, its low-price results in a lack of durability. With careful maintenance, polyester carpet can still work well in any home.


Do you want a low-maintenance natural fiber carpet? If so, consider sisal. Made from the agave plant, sisal fibers are an incredibly eco-friendly carpet option. Usually made from a low-profile carpet, like Berber, a sisal fiber carpet perfectly matches rustic décor.

choosing carpet material carmelWool

Wool fiber is a cozy natural carpet option. Typically constructed into a plush style, wool carpet is the best way to add a comfortable layer of luxury to your Carmel home. The absorbency of wool carpet means that it can stain relatively easily, so consider installing it in low-traffic areas of your home, like bedrooms.

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At Floor Coverings International Carmel we can help you choose the perfect carpet for your home. If you’re ready to transform your home, schedule a free, in-home design consultation with one of our expert Design Associates! We are proud to serve the greater Carmel, Fishers, Zionsville, McCordsville, Westfield area.

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