It’s a fact – Carpet can add a lot to your home in terms of value, comfort and coziness. The carpet material you choose, as well as the style and length, can each have a significant impact on the overall appearance and feel of your space. It’s important when selecting a carpet type to carefully consider its cost, durability, cleaning process, available colors and patterns and average lifespan. Our professionals at Carpet in Motion in Denver are always happy to help with this process, lending their years of expertise to assisting you in making an informed decision. If you’re considering carpet for your home, these are the three most popular materials of those we offer at Carpet in Motion.

Wool Carpeting

Wool carpeting is by far the most luxurious and expensive carpeting type, but for good reason. Wool has a few significant advantages over synthetic materials but thanks to its price point and specialized cleaning requirements, only makes up about 1% of carpets in the US.

Thanks to its natural texture, wool easily holds its shape when twisted into spirals, and is naturally resistant to fire, dust mites and many staining materials. Wool is also extremely durable and wool carpets can last for 60 years or more.

Nylon Carpeting

Nylon is the most popular carpet fiber on the market today, accounting for a staggering 65% of carpet sales in the US. Nylon is the most durable carpet material due to the stiffness of its synthetic fibers. It is highly resistant to pressure and foot traffic and is easy to clean, making it a great option for households and some commercial properties. Drawbacks include its tendency to hold a static charge, which can harm some electronics, and slightly elevated price point.


Polyester is another carpet material growing in popularity. It is known for being affordable, very soft and having an attractive, uniform appearance when new. It also comes in some of the richest colors of any carpet fiber and is naturally fade resistant. Polyester is fairly easy to clean and completely resistant to water spills, but is susceptible to oil staining. Other disadvantages include its tendency to pill and show wear quickly, as it’s the least durable carpet material.