Only second to nylon, polypropylene, or more easily known as olefin, is one of the most popular and most used carpet fibers. Although it may not be as durable as nylon, it is very resistant to acid and bleach.
Olefin fibers are less expensive than nylon and is a great alternative when looking for a carpet that doesn’t necessarily have to be the toughest of the tough. This carpet fiber is the most colorful of all the fibers and it is great in a sunlight-exposed area.
Olefin is water resistant so it protects well against mold and mildew making it a great selection for an outdoor carpet. It always dries quickly so don’t worry about walking on a wet carpet for three days.
Olefin can be hard to keep clean. Even after the carpet is clean, streaks of dirt may reappear from being brought up off the base. Although this carpet fiber is very water resistant, it can fall victim to oil-based stains and grease.
This carpet fiber is best used in low traffic areas in the house, so avoid using it in the family room. It is also ideal for damp areas like basements and patios.
When shopping for an olefin carpet, look for one that has low pile or low loops. These low loops are very common and make it easier for wheelchairs or simple rolling chairs to roll over. Also, consider a darker color for it will help hide dirt or any scorch marks.
This post was written by Thais Sousa. Follow Thais on Google.