Different Types of Shaw Carpets



Choosing to install carpet in your home or office is a great choice. Not only does it provide warmth and comfort, but it’s also a great way to show off your style! Once you decide that carpeting is the material you want, you may feel overwhelmed when looking at the available options. There are many different types of carpeting out there, and the team at Flooring by Design is here to help make sure you know the differences so you can choose the best flooring material for your home. One of the carpet manufacturers we are proud to partner with is Shaw Floors. If you are interested in the different types of carpet available from Shaw, read on below or come to our Triangle Area flooring store to see all that Shaw has to offer!

If you have questions about the carpet installation process or are not sure whether you need carpet maintenance or a replacement, call us at 919-477-9849 or contact us online today to speak with a flooring expert.

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Different Shaw Carpet Materials


Did you know that carpeting comes in a variety of different materials? The one you choose should reflect your lifestyle and needs so that it will withstand daily usage well and hold up throughout the years.


Polypropylene: You may also see this material referred to as olefin. Due to the nature of its construction, this material will not fade, making it a great choice for sunny spots in your space. It will also hold up against bleach, chemicals, and other contaminants. While it is not as strong as some other carpet materials, you’ll usually find polypropylene in loop pile construction carpets since the need for strength is not as great here.


Polypropylene carpet


PTT: Also known as Polytrimethylene Terephthalate (say that five times fast), this fiber is resilient and stain resistant, making it a great carpet option for families with young children. It will hold onto dirt and other oily substances, however, and has the potential to wear down faster than other options.


Polyester: This material combines comfort with color for a carpet that is naturally stain and fade resistant while also giving you a cushy place to rest your feet. It is a popular choice for a variety of areas around the home or office and will hold up well against wear and tear.


Nylon: When it comes to carpeting, nylon reigns supreme. It’s the most widely used material in carpets and comes in cut pile and loop pile construction, giving you great variety to choose from. It is not as stain resistant as other materials, but provides great durability for a prolonged lifespan and can be treated with a stain-resistant protection to help with life’s small accidents.


What Carpet Material Should I Choose?


Well, that depends. Factors you consider should include your budget, the space being carpeted, longevity of the carpet, and your color scheme. From here, you should have a better idea of which carpeting materials will work best for your home or business. Because each customer has different needs that are unique to their space, our team would be happy to speak with you individually to help you narrow down your options.


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As the area’s premier flooring company, we are proud to offer you an incredible selection and fantastic customer service throughout the entire carpet installation process. Whether you’re just starting to look at your options or are ready to begin the installation process, we’re here to guide you along the way. From our friendly in-store associates to our highly trained and licensed Flooring By Design team of carpet installers, you can rest assured you’ll be taken care of from start to finish.

If you’re ready to begin upgrading your space, contact us online or call us at 919-477-9849 today.


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