How to choose the right carpet fibre for your home

With so many colours, fabrics, and sizes to choose from, it can get confusing to choose the right carpet for

your home. You need to consider factors such as material and quality in order to get the comfort and

durability that you need in your living space.

Here are the different types of carpet fibre you can choose from:


In terms of maintenance, resilience, and durability, nylon is the fibre to beat. Nylon carpet can

last a decade or even longer and it’s the perfect fibre for high-traffic areas such as living rooms and dining

rooms. Look for terms like “100% Mohawk Nylon” or “100% Stainmaster Tactesse” when shopping for

nylon carpets of higher quality. For unbranded nylons which have lower quality, you can see “100% nylon”

on the tags. The 6.6 nylon is the most expensive variety of nylon, since it’s the softest and strongest among

them all.


This fibre is derived partly from corn sugar and is known for its excellent anti-stain qualities.

This is a fairly new variety so it’s too early to tell if this matches up to nylon in terms of durability.

Polyester – this variety is stain-resistant, although it’s harder to clean. It tends to shed so it’s best used in

low-traffic areas. This is not recommended for households with kids and pets. It’s cheaper though, so it’s

easier on the budget.


Not as strong as nylon, but it has anti-fading properties. It resists mildew, static, and stains fairly

well. This is best suited for play areas and family rooms.

How you’ll clean your carpet depends on the type of fibre that you have. If you’re unsure what to do, leave

it to the best carpet cleaning service in Canberra. Call iClean Carpets at 0412-341-937 for bookings and