Nylon is the carpet fiber of choice for nine out of ten homeowners. Not only is it the strongest carpet fiber, it also retains color well; resists abrasion, insects, mold, mildew, rot and many
chemicals; and is easy to maintain. However, there are other synthetic fibers that also have their advantages. For instance, for those whose budget doesn’t stretch to include wool, there is acrylic, often called man-made wool. It provides the look and feel of wool and resists static electricity, moisture, mildew, fading, crushing, staining and sun damage. However, it’s not as suitable for hightraffic areas as polypropylene (olefin), which is second only to nylon in popularity. It is colorfast, strong, mildew and moisture resistant and easy to clean.

Fiber choice is just one aspect of deciding which sort of carpet you want. There are a lot of other factors to consider—such as density, pile and texture. If you have any questions about what
sort of fabric works best for your house and your budget, please call LIBERTY CARPET. Our expert sales staff are both friendly and knowledgeable and we’ll be happy to answer all your questions about carpeting. In addition to a large selection of wall-to-wall, we also offer area rugs, laminate, hardwood and a wide selection of linoleum. Drop in to our showroom at 628 Main Street, Hallstead. Or
you can call 570-879-4567 to learn more. We’re open Mon.-Fri. 9-5:30, Sat., 9-4, or by appointment.

HINT: In addition to carpeting, olefin is also used in wallpaper, ropes and vehicle interiors.