Nylon carpet fibers are made from petroleum. As a carpet fiber, nylon is the predominant fiber used in commercial carpeting today.
The advantages of nylon fibers in commercial carpets are:
- Stand up to foot traffic – nylon fibers have good tensile strength
- Great for styling - nylon fibers can be twisted and heat set to get many different appearances for styling.
- Stain resistant – nylon fibers can be modified to hide soil and can be treated to resist staining.
- Wide Range Color Choices – nylon carpeting can be either “piece dyed”, “yarn dyed” or “solution dyed” and this allows for many different styling choices.