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6 Types of Carpet Materials/Fibers in 2021

Planning to buy a new carpet this year to bring a welcoming and pleasant effect to your interior. Whenever you want to change your home's entire look and feel, layering down a luxury carpet is enough for your eyes and makes every area more comfortable. A rug also helps you to set the personality of the room. Carpets are available in multiple styles, colors, patterns, textured, weave types, and materials. But when it is about rug durability, opting for a suitable carpet material becomes the most important thing to pay attention to. In this blog, we will discuss the different types of carpet materials in 2021.

Majorly, carpet material is divided into two categories – natural carpet material and synthetic carpet material. Natural carpet fibers include wool, silk, jute, and cotton, while synthetic carpet fibers include nylon, polyester, polypropylene, and acrylic.

Types of Carpet Materials in 2021

Wool Carpet Material  



Wool is one of the most used rug fibers in 2021 to create soft and comfortable luxury flooring. Wool fiber is a natural, luxurious, delicate, and durable carpet material. A pure wool rug is handmade without chemicals and additives. These rugs are incredible for people who have allergies and sensitivity problems with chemicals. Being a natural carpet fiber, wool is inclined to wear and tear from mold and mildew. So, the wool carpet won’t be a good decision for damp and moist areas.

When choosing an area rug for the living room, dining room, or any high traffic area, wool fibers are the primary carpeting option for natural fiber. It is one of the most durable, flame-resistant, stain-resistant, and eco-friendly flooring options for any style of home décor. Mat Living India’s artisans are experts in weaving wool carpets, whether hand-knotted or hand-tufted. We have a vast range of handmade wool carpets; choose the best designs, patterns, and colors depending upon your home interior and furnishing accessories. Wool fibers can be combined with synthetic fibers such as acrylic fibers.


Polypropylene Carpet Material



Polypropylene (Olefin) is synthetic carpet material, and it is a durable and great option if you are on a tight budget. Polypropylene filaments are similar to wool fibers, so this rug material is used as a natural wool substitute. The rug made with polypropylene fibers can be used as an indoor area rug and an outdoor area rug. Polypropylene carpets are durable, fade-resistant in the sunlight, and a low-maintenance option compared to other rugs made with organic rug fibers. Explore the collection of Polypropylene carpets at MAT Living India.

Anchor your bathroom or swimming pool area with a carpet made with polypropylene fibers as it is mildew and moisture resistant. Additionally, it is also stain-resistant and easy to clean, so if you have kids or a pet, this can be an excellent choice for you. Olefin carpets are gaining popularity and very suitable for high traffic areas of your home, such as the living room and outdoor conversational area. These rugs are prone to soiling, oil stains, matting, crushing, and scratches depended on the carpets pile cut.

Nylon Carpet Material



Nylon carpet fibers are soft, highly durable, stain-safe, and abrasion-resistant. One of the most popular and the most robust carpet materials in 2021, nylon carpets are easy to clean and maintain with general care. Nylon filaments are easy to dye and hold their color admirably. Nylon dries quickly, which makes it an ideal option for bathroom and outdoor areas. These rug strands have high elasticity, which means they can hold heavy weight and still be in shape after a long time. You can stretch nylon rug under your furniture, and it will be back in shape when you remove the carpet. Nylon rugs are used both residentially and commercially. These rugs generally have a moderate price; cheaper than wool, and pricier than polypropylene and polyester.

Initially, nylon fibers were created as a substitute for silk. Nylon carpet material shows each color beautifully while maintaining the softness of the rug. Nylon rug introduces a luxurious touch to your living room, dining room, bedroom, bathroom, or outdoor areas. If you want to create a dreamy and luxury home interior with a nylon rug, check out the collection of handmade nylon carpet at MAT Living India now to get the perfect rug. The kaleen made with mid-level or high-level nylon strands can last for 12 to 15 years.

Polyester Carpet Material



Polyester carpets fibers are the cost-effective alternative to the natural rug material. Polyester carpets are stain-safe and fade-resistant and maintain the rug’s vibrant colors and pattern for a long time. Polyester fibers look like wool and are primarily used in weaving shaggy carpets. The fade-resistant feature of nylon strands makes it hold the color in a better way than other synthetic rug fibers. Polyester rug introduces a luxury cum contemporary style touch to your dwell in 2021. Browse MAT Living India to find the best polyester carpet for your home.

Polyester is usually weaved into a loop or cut loop. These rug filaments are not as flexible as other synthetic carpet materials. Nylon carpet is easy to clean and goes well with your bedroom and playroom décor. Polyester carpet is prone to flattening if you put heavy-weight furniture on it, making it a lousy option for high traffic spaces. If your polyester kaleen gets oil stains, it is tough to remove the stains from polyester strands.  

Acrylic Carpet Material



Acrylic carpet material is also known as ‘synthetic wool’ and ‘man-made wool’ as it is a synthetic rug fiber that proffers the look and feels similar to the wool fibers at a lower price. You can also call acrylic strands an inexpensive substitute for wool filaments. Acrylic rug filaments can resistant to static electricity, stains, and moisture. Additionally, it can also handle the sunlight and maintain the color of the carpet for a long time. Acrylic carpet fibers are not highly durable, so that you can opt for this for high traffic areas of your home. Sometimes, it starts turning brown in case you spill any chemical on it.

Leather Carpet Material



Leather is never out of trend, and most interior designers choose leather carpet to accommodate luxury to their dwell in 2021. The carpet made with leather, wool/leather, or leather/viscose combinations is common. Hide carpets are great for any home interior style, from traditional, vintage style to modern and contemporary style décor. Leather carpets are highly durable and the best choice for you if you don’t have time to change the worn rug. Hair-on-hide carpets can handle a lot of traffic; you can layer them in the living room, dining room, or guest room to upgrade the interior of those rooms.

At MAT Living India, leather rugs are available in multiple colors, patterns, and styles. Introduce a timeless style to your home with a leather carpet.

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