Carpet installation in a Boca Raton, FL living space

Nylon vs. polyester carpet: What’s the difference?

Two of the most popular and widely used fibers in carpet flooring are nylon and polyester, and they are often said to have similar properties. Today, we’re going to give you a bit more detail on these two fibers and how they are different so you can make a more informed decision about which one will work in your home.

Which carpet type is right for you?

Nylon is the most widely used fiber for carpeting, making up about 90% of residential carpet sales nationwide. It’s durable, stain-resistant, static resistant, and maintains its height well, making it perfect for more highly traveled spaces.

Polyester is one of the softest fibers of its kind. It offers a thick, luxurious pile while also resisting stains and water, with a hydrophobic profile, which means it repels liquids. Professional installation and regular maintenance and care can last up to 15 years or more.

Both floor coverings are an excellent choice for many rooms in your home. However, nylon will be the better choice for excessive foot traffic, while polyester quickly resists stains better than nylon, and we'll tell you much more when you visit us to see them for yourself.

When you need carpet, we’re here for you

Exclusive Flooring Collection is a carpet store in Boca Raton, FL, that caters to your specific requirements and preferences, regardless of your remodel size. We offer materials, services, and consultations that are sure to provide the whole-flooring approach you need.

Our showroom in Boca Raton, FL, serves communities like Boca Raton, Deerfield Beach, Delray Beach, Boynton Beach, Coral Springs, Parkland, Palm Beach, West Palm Beach, Wellington, and Miami, FL, and we'd love to work with you as well. So be sure to visit us any time you're in the area for the perfect Berber carpet or other carpeting types.