Nylon vs. wool carpet pros and con

alizacfFebruary 28, 2012

I am about to choose carpets for my entire house. I have seen some very nice wool ones but am wondering how they compare to nylon carpets. My previous carpets were all nylon and held up beautifully for many years ( 20+) . Any carpet experts out there who can advise?

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mahnrut

We are always attracted to wool carpets (just go to them without knowing they are wool initially). IMO there is nothing like it but I think that for wall to wall I wouldn't choose it. We have it in our bedroom (Karastan) and it has held up very well for about 20 years but unless you get spots out immediately it is difficult - that is with plain colors. If you have a pattern of course that is different and our wool orientals with patterns never show anything and will last forever! For our side porch we are going with a Karastan nylon. I hope we don't get any outgassing though.

    Bookmark   March 1, 2012 at 12:03PM
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katrina_ellen

alizacf - just wondering what brand and type of nylon carpet you had that lasted so well - I'm in the market.

    Bookmark   March 1, 2012 at 1:30PM
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