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Nylon vs. Polyester Denver Carpeting

September 13, 2017

Carpet is one of the most popular types of flooring because of its versatility, affordability, and warmth. But, there are many different types of Denver carpeting to choose from, so finding the right one for your home can be difficult. Before you start looking at different colors, it’s important to decide whether you want nylon or polyester carpet. Take a look at the pros and cons of each:


Most people consider nylon carpets to be more durable than polyester carpets. Polyester may start to quickly wear down in areas where there is high foot traffic, whereas nylon carpet is a bit more resistant. If you’re worried about your carpet showing signs of wear and tear, it may be a good idea to choose nylon carpet, especially if you’re putting it in a high-traffic area of your home. Learn more about comparing nylon and polyester carpet fiber.

Resistance to Stains

If the carpet is going in a guest room that is hardly used, you probably don’t need to worry too much about stain resistance. However, if the carpet is being put in a child’s bedroom or in a home with pets, then stain resistance is more important. Polyester is less absorbent than nylon, which makes it more resistant to stains. But, some carpet manufacturers do treat nylon fibers to make them more stain resistant before they are installed. If your heart is set on nylon, ask your flooring installer if this is an option.


Carpeting prices will vary depending on the size of the room and the installer that you choose. In general, nylon is more expensive than polyester because it is a higher quality fiber.


Of course, the way a carpet feels is important since you will be walking across it everyday in your home. Polyester carpets are typically very soft and lush, so your feet may sink into the carpet as you walk across it. Nylon carpet can be soft, but most nylon carpets do not compare to polyester in terms of softness. But, soft doesn’t always mean better. Some homeowners prefer a stiffer, flatter, carpet, so feel free to choose whichever style you like best.

Green Factor

Many homeowners are interested in using green materials in their home, so they often ask which type of carpet is the most eco-friendly. Polyester is known as the most eco-conscious carpeting material since it is often made out of recycled plastic bottles.

Some styles of nylon carpeting are more eco-friendly than others. If you end up choosing nylon carpet, ask to see styles that can be recycled when they are taken out of your home in the future.

Are you ready to choose the right type of carpeting for your home? If you still have questions, get in touch with the experts at Design Craft! Design Craft is a family-owned business in the greater Denver area. We specialize in various flooring and window treatments, and pride ourselves on our customer service and attention to detail. Contact us today for an estimate by calling 303-683-7200!