Carpet and Rug Cleaning, Victoria BC: Let's Talk About Carpet Fibres!


 First of all it's important to understand the assortment of different carpet fibres available when choosing your new carpet or rug.  The article was designed to help you make your decision when it comes to choosing your new investment and love your rug!

It is important to understand that Carpet fibres are either natural or synthetic.  Wool is the natural fiber used in carpet; cotton and other natural fibres are widely used in rugs. The major synthetic yarns are nylon, olefin, acrylic and polyester.

Nylon is the most common carpet material.  It's the strongest fibre, making it an excellent choice for heavy traffic areas.  It's also the most durable of the synthetics, easy to clean and maintain.  Nylon is soil-and mildew-resistant, resilient and non-allergenic.  Some nylon may pill and be prone to static.

Olefin (Polypropylene) was originally for outdoor carpeting and basements due to its resistance to moisture, mildew, water damage, staining, pilling, shedding and static. Now it's more widely used for its durability and wool-like feel and appearance. Olefin is dyed before it's made into a fibre and therefore is colorfast. Some olefin can flatten and fade in direct sunlight.

Polyester is not as durable or as nylon, but still quite wear-resistant. Polyester offers a wide selection of textures and colors. While it's susceptible to pilling and shedding, it's non-allergenic, sheds moisture, resists moths and mildew and cleans easily.

Wool offers a deep, rich look and feel with excellent resilience and durability. Although it's naturally stain resistant, it requires a high level of maintenance, including mothproofing.

Once you have chosen your new carpet or rug it important to remember to include a regular cleaning maintenance schedule to ensure you keep your investment to keep it looking beautiful for many years.

Call Victoria Carpet Care at 250-474-7777 for a FREE evaluation on your cleaning needs or call our FREE 24 hour Consumer Awareness Message at 1-877-474-7577

Victoria Carpet Care provides a ONE CALL SERVICE: Floor Waxing, Polishing and Cleaning, High Heat Extraction, Carpet Cleaning, Upholstery Cleaning, Mattress Cleaning, Area Rug Cleaning, Tile and Grout Cleaning, Pet Stains and Odors, Odor Control, RV and Auto Interiors, Oriental Rug Cleaning, Leather Cleaning, Disinfectants, Carpet and Upholstery Protectors, Environmentally Friendly Green Cleaning Options and Furniture Cleaning

Victoria Carpet Care is happy to provide our Carpet, Upholstery and Area Rug Cleaning Services to all of Greater Victoria, Sooke, Metchosin, Langford, Colwood, Saanich, View Royal, Sidney, Esquimalt and Oak Bay.