ABOUT POLYESTER CARPET
You might say we know a thing or two about carpet here at Champion Chem-Dry in Tampa, FL. We have several years of experience deep cleaning every carpet fiber available for installation in a home or business.
We thought we would share our expertise with customers and visitors to our website that plan to replace their carpet and are currently shopping for new carpet. This information should help inform you on the various attributes or pros and cons of each type of carpet fiber you can install in your home or business.
Let’s start with polyester. Polyester is one of the most popular carpet fibers sold in 2017 and it has many benefits for homeowners.
POLYESTER CARPET ATTRIBUTES
Here are a few things to consider before purchasing polyester carpet:
You will notice a difference in color between polyester fibers and almost any other carpet fiber. Polyester carpet is far more vibrant and lustrous than nylon or other synthetic materials. You also won’t see the same color in natural fibers like wool.
If bold or bright colors are important for you in determining which carpet to buy, you will definitely want to consider polyester.
Polyester carpet does not stain as easy as many other choices. The fiber isn’t 100% stain-proof but if you add a manufacturer’s stain guard to the carpet and purchase stain protectant from Champion Chem-Dry after cleanings, you should be able to avoid permanent stains on polyester carpet.
But don’t confuse staining with soiling. Polyester is prone to soiling and that occurs from heavy foot traffic or residue in carpet. Residue comes from oils on skin and hair as well as soaps and cleaning chemicals used for cleaning carpet. You can avoid cleaning residue if you hire Champion Chem-Dry as our process doesn’t use soap or detergent to deliver results.
Champion Chem-Dry offers green-certified products in our service and we’re happy to say that polyester is a relatively eco-friendly carpet fiber.
Polyester is not as eco-friendly as a natural fiber since it is still synthetic and manmade but often times the materials is made from recycled components such as old soda and water bottles. Manufacturers also recycle old polyester carpet to make new polyester carpet.
The biggest downside of installing polyester carpet in your home is the fiber’s durability. Polyester is not very durable and we don’t recommend installing it in heavy traffic areas in your home. We would recommend polyester carpet in bedrooms or home offices but not in hallways or living rooms.
You will notice polyester wear down faster than other fibers and even more so if it is placed in traffic areas. Wear is often irreversible and something professional carpet cleaners cannot remove or restore.
The durability of polyester carpet is reflected in its cost. Polyester is one of the cheapest carpet fibers available for purchase. This makes it appealing if you have small budget for new carpet or if you want to replace your carpet on a regular basis you can do so if you choose polyester as the costs will not be too high. However, if you want the carpet to last for a long time we would recommend wool or nylon carpet for your home.
Champion Chem-Dry offers professional carpet cleaning for polyester carpet in Tampa, FL. An appointment from us once every 12 months will help maintain the color and luster of polyester for several years.