Carpet flooring from Avalon Wood Flooring in Santa Ana, CA

Nylon vs polyester: what is the difference?

Nylon is the most popular carpet fiber on the market. Polyester is another synthetic fiber that is available. Each of these two fibers is ideal for different rooms in the home. Design consultants at Avalon Wood Flooring can help you find the carpeting that is right for your flooring upgrade. You can find numerous nylon and polyester brands in our Santa Ana, California, showroom. Each of these fibers has characteristics that make them an appealing flooring choice.


Nylon receives treatment in the factory that makes it stain resistant. The fiber is strong, and therefore, durable. It is resilient so it retains its original look years after installation. What's more, it handles heavy furniture well, with an ability to bounce back after the furniture is removed. Nylon carpet can be used throughout the home and in some outdoor spaces. Fibers are resistant to fading, so it can be placed in sunrooms and other areas that receive direct sunlight. Since this floor covering can stand up well to daily wear and tear, it is ideal for high traffic areas in active households. Nylon works well in hallways and family and dining rooms.


Polyester carpeting is available in bright, vibrant, and beautiful colors. In contrast, nylon carpet has a more matte, or dull, finish. Although polyester is inherently stain-resistant, it is not as durable as nylon. It is ideal for low traffic areas like bedrooms. With its attractive colors, polyester carpeting can be used to complement furnishings and accessories in a child's or teenager's bedroom to create a personalized space. Lively carpet color can also bring sophistication to the master bedroom. Polyester is often made from recycled plastic beverage bottles. It usually costs less than nylon because of the lower cost of raw materials and production.

If you are looking for carpet in Santa Ana, CA visit our showroom today. We have been serving the city as well as Irvine, Newport Beach, Corona Del Mar, and other nearby California communities for over 15 years. Let us put our 60+ years of experience in the flooring industry to work for you. Visit our showroom, give us a call, or fill out our online form to request a free estimate. ???????????????????????????????????????????? ????????????????????????