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The Difference Between Nylon and Polyester Carpet August 11, 2017

Onalaska, La Crosse County
The Difference Between Nylon and Polyester Carpet, Onalaska, Wisconsin

If you’re currently on the hunt for new carpet for your home or office, you have several options to choose from. There are a huge variety of colors and textures, but have you given any thought to the carpet’s material? Deciding between the two most common fabrics — nylon and polyester — is a great place to begin your search. Before you start flipping through samples, it helps to know the difference between the two.

Material floor covering

Both nylon and polyester are manmade materials that were created to be cost-effective alternatives to wool and silk. Nylon is more prevalent throughout the world because the material is more durable. The strong fibers present in nylon carpeting make it harder for dirt to settle into the fabric, which means it shows less wear and tear over the years. Polyester, however, is a bit softer and is more prone to stains.


Because of its increased durability, nylon is more expensive than polyester. However, carpet costs change depending on what color and style you’d like your carpeting to come in – and how much material you need for your project. Although nylon might be more expensive initially, it will hold up better in the long run.


Although it is less durable, polyester is much softer than nylon carpeting, which is why some customers prefer it. Polyester carpets are soft to the touch and are known for being comfortable. Nylon can be a bit tougher and some styles are even scratchy.

Looking for new carpets for your home or office? Visit Carpets To Go in Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin. With an abundance of material to choose from and professional staff members on hand to assist you, you’ll have the carpet of your dreams in no time. For more information, visit their website, or call (608) 326-1700.

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