Synthentic Rug Fibers

Learn more about rug fibers and the benefits of each

Area Rug Types

At The Rug Mart Carpet One in Flemington, NJ, we are well versed in rugs. From help with things like product look and feel, we want to help you choose the best product for your needs and lifestyle. A large part of the choice you make will the fiber your rug will be made out of. Every rug fiber has different characteristics, performance abilities and looks. There are popular synthetic and natural fibers used to make area rugs; read here to learn more about the synthetic ones! To find out more about the rugs we carry or about the fibers, call us at 908-968-0787 or come in to our showroom. The Rug Mart Carpet One is proud to serve customers throughout Flemington, NJ and the surrounding areas Whitehouse, Anondale, Clinton, Hillsborough, NJ and New Hope, PA.

  • Nylon: most popular synthetic fiber, beautiful and long lasting

Advantages: very easy to clean as it is stain and soil resistant. New fiber technologies make nylon able to withstand heavy foot traffic. Nylon is also soft and often made from recycled materials which makes it an environmentally friendly choice.

Disadvantages: can attract soil and is only semi flame resistant

  • Polyester: brilliant and soft colorful rugs

Advantages: available in many bright colors and known for its soft and luxurious feel. Stain resistant. Another green option since some polyester is made from recycled plastic bottles.

Disadvantages: tends to attract oil soil

  • Olefin: wool-like in feel, colorfast

Advantages: is versatile for many rooms since it will not fuzz, grow mildew or pill and is stain resistant. Often combined with other fabrics.

Disadvantages: does not possess good resiliency in high traffic areas

Check out our article on natural rug fibers here. To get more information on rug fibers, contact The Rug Mart Carpet One in Flemington, NJ.