Carpet installation in a Boca Raton, FL master bedroom

Nylon vs. polyester carpet: What is the difference?

Without the correct information, you might think that polyester and nylon carpet are so similar that it won't matter which one you choose. However, you should know some essential points if your carpet selection has come down to one or the other, so read along for more information.

Carpet facts you can’t ignore

Here are some facts about these two materials that will be very important, especially if you consider Berber carpet, which can be made of either material.

  • Nylon fibers
    • Durable
    • Resilient
    • Luxuriously soft

  • Polyester fibers
    • Stain-resistant
    • Eco-friendly material options
    • Affordable

Nylon indeed outperforms polyester in terms of durability, as the fibers bounce back much easier and faster than polyester. However, polyester is the clear winner for stain protection, as the fibers are hydrophobic and will not soak up spills.

It's important to remember that a high-quality polyester option will outperform low-quality nylon and vice-versa. So be sure that when you compare products, you are comparing options that are similar to one another for a better idea of which is genuinely “better” for your floors.

Our Boca Raton carpet store is your go-to flooring shop

When it comes to elegance and style, Exclusive Flooring Collection is your one-stop flooring shop, with curated collections of designer-quality materials and services. You'll have the opportunity to work with professionals who are committed to both excellence and your complete satisfaction for a job well done every time.

We pride ourselves in offering our services to Boca Raton, Deerfield Beach, Delray Beach, Boynton Beach, Coral Springs, Parkland, Palm Beach, West Palm Beach, Wellington, and Miami, FL. We'd love to work with you toward your successful results as well, so be sure to visit our Boca Raton carpet store whenever you're in the area.