The four basic fibers used in carpets today all have their individual strengths. Even more importantly, they all make excellent carpets. Your ultimate choice will be determined by the characteristics that are most important to you.
Although some carpets are made of blends, most are made entirely of one of the following four fibers:
The most beautiful and luxurious of all carpet fibers, wool is highly regarded for its strength, durability and comfort. Wool is naturally non-allergenic, easy to clean, crush and static resistant and exceptionally soft. Karastan wool provides lasting beauty in sophisticated decors and is a sustainable choice for living beautifully.
This highly resilient fiber is known for its strength, excellent stain and fade resistance, and appearance retention. And with nearly endless color and style options, you're sure to find the design you like in a carpet that lasts.
The use of polypropylene in carpet has grown dramatically over the past ten years due to the popularity of Berber style loop carpets. Polypropylene is extremely resistant to stains, fading, and moisture. Polypropylene, a value-oriented fiber, is also notably colorfast because it is solution dyed, which means the color is added during production and not dyed later. The color is such an inherent part of the fiber that you can even clean polypropylene with bleach.