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When choosing a new carpet for your Milwaukee home, one of the key decisions you will make is the type of carpet fiber you want. Carpet is available in a wide range of materials – from natural to synthetic – to fit the needs of every household. Here is a quick guide from the experts at Floor Coverings International Waukesha to help you decide on the perfect carpet fiber for your home.

Natural vs. Synthetic

Carpet fiber is classified into two main categories: synthetic and natural. Synthetic carpet fibers are man-made and make up the majority of wall-to-wall carpets on the market. Natural carpet fibers are made from naturally occurring materials that are harvested and manufactured into a fiber. Natural-fiber carpets are less common than synthetic, but they still make up a portion of the market. They are also generally considered to be a more environmentally-friendly carpeting choice.


Nylon is the most popular synthetic carpet material and is a common choice for both residential and commercial carpeting throughout Milwaukee. It is known for its resiliency and its durability in high traffic. With a little bit of steam, flattened nylon will easily bounce back. It is also available at a variety of price points, making it budget friendly.


This is a relatively new fiber on the market that you may also hear referred to as Sorona or SmartStrand. This material is a subclass of polyester but is known for being as durable as nylon. It is highly stain resistant; most spills are easily removed with water. Its other benefits include softness, affordability, and its availability in an environmentally-friendly version.


Wool is one of the few natural carpet fibers used for wall-to-wall carpeting. It is a soft, resilient fiber that will last in your household for decades with proper maintenance. It does need more care than a synthetic fiber and tends to be one of the more expensive fibers on the market.

Get Started Today In Milwaukee

The experts at Floor Coverings International Waukesha are here to help you make choosing a new carpet easy. We will guide you through all your choices and help you find the perfect match. We will even bring our mobile showroom to your Milwaukee home when you schedule a free in-home design consultation. We are proud to serve Waukesha, Brookfield, Milwaukee and the surrounding areas.

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