We hear this question all the time in our showroom, and the answer is always the same. Both are good choices, and it ultimately comes down to your personal preference. Natural carpet fibers come from nature; wool, the most common, is the only one used in broadloom. Others, like jute, cotton, silk, sisal, etc., are used for mats and area rugs.
Synthetics like nylon, polyester, olefin (polypropylene), and Triexta are all manufactured, and many consider them to be the more practical choice for carpet flooring.
Floorz, your carpet store in Fort Myers, FL, is breaking it down to make your choice more uncomplicated, but, as always, feel free to visit us if you need further information. You'll not only experience our superior personalized service but also explore hundreds of rolls from manufacturers like Mohawk and Shaw and see styles from Berber to Saxony to SmartStrand.
Eco-friendly: harvested from nature
This may seem like the more obvious choice for environmentalists, but the fact is that all carpet is one of the lowest emitters of VOCs, harmful substances that impact indoor air quality. It’s also been proven that mold and mildew cannot grow on a clean and dry synthetic carpet.
Today's carpet manufacturers are constantly developing more sustainable versions, such as using recycled plastic bottles or corn products instead of petroleum-based ones.
Both can be just as durable because of the individual characteristics of fibers. For example, nylon is ultra-strong, while polyester is a little less resistant. Likewise, wool is strong, but cotton will fall apart quickly.
Synthetics tend to be more stain-resistant and, while wool has superior soil resistance, it is also absorbent, so spills need to be wiped immediately. Soil and stain resistance are two different things; one refers to the product repelling grime, the other relates to spills absorbing and staining.
Carpet may be the choice for you! With many decades of experience and friendly, knowledgeable, and well-trained staff, craftsman-like installations, and free quotes, we're the area's most trusted flooring provider. Floorz is located in Fort Myers, FL, and we look forward to seeing how we can help transform your Fort Myers, Cape Coral, Bonita Springs, Lehigh, or Estero home.