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Your Guide for the Most Popular Carpet Types & Styles

So you're interested in installing new carpet in your home but aren't sure where to begin? Well, you're in the right place. Let us help guide you through the various types of carpet flooring with our style guide below. We invite you to learn more about which type of carpet flooring might be best for your home before you browse our incredible selection. Learn more below.

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Nylon Carpet

Nylon is one of the most popular types of carpet on the market today. Known for its extreme durability, nylon is a carpet option that can take on wear and tear over time. More than just a durable carpet option, nylon is also quite resilient. With regular care & maintenance, your nylon carpet will continue to look great and function well over time. Another significant advantage of nylon carpet flooring is its advanced stain resistance. The overall absorbancy of nylon means that when spills occur, the mess typically will not sink deep into the carpet's fibers. Like any flooring option, nylon carpet comes in a wide range of prices, but even high-end nylon will be more affordable than many other flooring options. Give nylon carpet some serious thought when exploring flooring options for your home. 

Nylon Carpet

Nylon Carpet Swatch

Nylon is one of the most popular types of carpet on the market today. Known for its extreme durability, nylon is a carpet option that can take on wear and tear over time. More than just a durable carpet option, nylon is also quite resilient. With regular care & maintenance, your nylon carpet will continue to look great and function well over time. Another significant advantage of nylon carpet flooring is its advanced stain resistance. The overall absorbancy of nylon means that when spills occur, the mess typically will not sink deep into the carpet's fibers. Like any flooring option, nylon carpet comes in a wide range of prices, but even high-end nylon will be more affordable than many other flooring options. Give nylon carpet some serious thought when exploring flooring options for your home. 

Polyester Carpet

Polyester carpet is another solid flooring option for your home. While not as durable as nylon, polyester boasts several other impressive benefits that make it worth exploring as a possible flooring option. One of the great advantages of polyester flooring is its ability to handle spills and other messes. Polyester fibers repel liquid and therefore are tougher against stains than other carpet flooring options might be. Polyester is also an eco-friendly option as more and more major brands are opting to make their polyester carpet out of recycled materials. Overall, polyester is a great carpet flooring option for your home. 

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Polyester Carpet

Polyester Carpet Swatch

Polyester carpet is another solid flooring option for your home. While not as durable as nylon, polyester boasts several other impressive benefits that make it worth exploring as a possible flooring option. One of the great advantages of polyester flooring is its ability to handle spills and other messes. Polyester fibers repel liquid and therefore are tougher against stains than other carpet flooring options might be. Polyester is also an eco-friendly option as more and more major brands are opting to make their polyester carpet out of recycled materials. Overall, polyester is a great carpet flooring option for your home. 

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Triexta Carpet

Triexta carpet is yet another affordable eco-friendly flooring option, depending on the manufacturer, that offers resistance to stains. A durable flooring option, triexta carpet can last for years in your home if properly cared for. Though not as established as other carpet options on the market, triexta has gained popularity due to its affordability and eco-friendly nature. And again, triexta handles spills and messes incredibly well. Many spills can be cleaned with simply water, thus preventing you from using substances that, too, could prove harmful to the environment. For all these reasons, we believe triexta is an excellent flooring option for your home.

Triexta Carpet

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Triexta carpet is yet another affordable eco-friendly flooring option, depending on the manufacturer, that offers resistance to stains. A durable flooring option, triexta carpet can last for years in your home if properly cared for. Though not as established as other carpet options on the market, triexta has gained popularity due to its affordability and eco-friendly nature. And again, triexta handles spills and messes incredibly well. Many spills can be cleaned with simply water, thus preventing you from using substances that, too, could prove harmful to the environment. For all these reasons, we believe triexta is an excellent flooring option for your home.

Wool Carpet

Wool carpet is a very durable flooring option that offers extreme resiliency. Long-lasting and comfortable to walk on, wool retains its inherent spring for years after its original installation. Wool is also good against spills and stains as it naturally repels liquids due to its overall structure. When spills occur, they can easily be handled via spot removal with little to no lingering effects, typically. Another benefit of wool carpet is its eco-friendly nature. Wool flooring helps to keep a house warm in the winter, thus mitigating the use of gas and other heating methods. It can also absorb water vapor in the summer months, preventing humidity within a home and minimizing the need for an air conditioner. We think wool carpet is a solid flooring option for your home. 

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Wool Carpet

wool carpet swatch

Wool carpet is a very durable flooring option that offers extreme resiliency. Long-lasting and comfortable to walk on, wool retains its inherent spring for years after its original installation. Wool is also good against spills and stains as it naturally repels liquids due to its overall structure. When spills occur, they can easily be handled via spot removal with little to no lingering effects, typically. Another benefit of wool carpet is its eco-friendly nature. Wool flooring helps to keep a house warm in the winter, thus mitigating the use of gas and other heating methods. It can also absorb water vapor in the summer months, preventing humidity within a home and minimizing the need for an air conditioner. We think wool carpet is a solid flooring option for your home. 

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The Most Common Carpet Styles

Berber Carpet

Berber carpet hides traffic patterns well but be advised that this style may make seams more apparent. It is a great all-purpose carpet that can be a long-lasting performer. This type of carpeting also offers durability, spill resistance, and versatility for almost any room in your home. 

Berber carpeting (also known as looped carpeting) is known for its durability, spill resistance, and versatility. Looped carpets can stand up to heavy foot traffic, making them an ideal option for rooms and areas in your home that see lots of activity. Because the fibers are looped, they are also trackless so that vacuuming lines won't be visible. 

Each style has its own characteristics and performance capabilities. You should carefully consider each style’s features, qualities, and conditions while making your buying decisions.

Berber Carpet
Pattern Carpet

Pattern Carpet

Cut and Loop carpet is often referred to as patterned carpet. Cut and loop is a combination of cut and looped yarn that creates pattern effects by the variation in surface textures. These carpets are low profile and thus perform well.

This style is used in casual and traditional rooms and available in many patterns including fun geometrics and formal botanicals. The distinctive carved appearance and multiple colors do a great job of hiding stains and standing up to traffic.

Patterned carpeting is still in style and trendy today. Its in-demand features can add warmth and interest to a variety of different rooms in your home or business. This type of carpet is also a great option for stair runners, entranceways, and sophisticated living room designs. 

Things to keep in mind with patterned carpeting:

  • Large areas of patterned carpet can close in a room.
  • Stripe patterns can make a room seem longer by drawing the eye in the directions of the stripe.
  • Sections of patterned carpeting can define different areas in a home or office.
  • It can camouflage natural wear and tear on your carpet. 

Textured Carpet

The textured surface of this style of carpet does a great job of hiding footprints and vacuum marks. It creates a more casual atmosphere in the room. Textured carpets are great for all areas in the home from bedrooms to living rooms to dining rooms. They are ideal for today's active families and are available in a broad range of prices.

This type of carpeting hides vacuuming tracks and foot traffic well. Textured carpeting offers a classic style that works with most design styles and tastes. 

Each caret style has its own characteristics and performance capabilities. You should carefully consider each style’s features, qualities, and conditions while making your buying decisions.

texture carpet

Need help choosing a carpet style?

Need help choosing the right carpet style for you? The Dolphin Carpet & Tile team is ready, willing, and able to assist. Come and see us at one of our ten south Florida showroom locations. We can't wait to help meet your flooring needs. 

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