In the world of residential carpeting nylon fiber is a star, and at Floor Coverings International Katy, we think that hype is well deserved. Read on to discover the benefits of nylon carpeting, a durable and easy to maintain flooring option that is perfect for homes in the Katy, Cinco Ranch, The Energy Corridor, and Richmond areas.
The History of Nylon
Fishing line, toothbrush bristles, and women’s stockings: what do these things have in common? They were the first consumer goods to be made from Nylon, a miracle fiber invented in 1935 by chemical researchers at the DuPont Company.
Strong but lightweight, nylon was famously used to make parachutes during World War II. In the postwar era, nylon was given new purpose as a carpet fiber! The first nylon carpet was installed at the Hotel du Pont, and the rest, as they say, was history.
Pros of Nylon Carpet
The key features of nylon are durability and resiliency. Strong enough to support U.S. paratroopers, nylon ensures longevity for your new home carpeting. Rest assured that nylon carpet will resist abrasion and retain its texture over time.
Much of nylon’s unique resiliency comes from a hydrogen molecule that makes up part of its chemical structure. The cool part: steam cleaning will literally reactivate the hydrogen molecules in your nylon carpet bringing back much of the bounce and shine that is lost to foot traffic over time.
The secret to longevity for your nylon carpet is a regular steam cleaning every 12-18 months. Steam will extend the life of your new carpet and ensure that your floors stay beautiful and plush for years to come.
Nylon is very absorbent, which can lead to staining if precautions are not taken. To prevent stains, nylon carpets are pre-treated by the manufacturer, but for extra security, you can choose solution-dyed nylon. This type of nylon is the most stain resistant because its color is locked in at the molecular level.
Nylon carpets are reasonably priced, especially when the long-term benefit of resiliency is considered. That said, Nylon does tend to have a higher price-point when compared to other synthetic carpets. For cost-conscious homeowners, versatile nylon can be mixed with less expensive fiber types like polyester to add durability while keeping costs down.
Your New Nylon Carpet
There is a nylon carpet solution for every homeowner! Find yours today when you call the team at Floor Coverings International Katy!