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ServiceMaster of Newton Residential Cleaning Services in Newton, IA: Cleaning Your Carpet No Matter the Fiber Type

October 9th, 2015 · No Comments

When it comes to buying carpet for your Newton, IA residence, there are quite a few options to ponder before you can make a good decision. There’s the type of carpet, color, the quality… almost too much to consider when just trying to determine what you’re going to lay on the floor of your house. Then, after you install the carpet, you have to remember to care for it properly, which can depend on the type of fiber your carpet has. If you don’t know the differences between the different carpet fibers, the following list will enlighten you. Otherwise, you can always call ServiceMaster of Newton to clean your carpeting, no matter the type of fiber it has.

According to the Carpet Handbook, the variations of carpet fibers have the following qualities:


Overall, nylon is a go-getter in the world of carpet fibers. It is very resilient, returns to its original form after being stepped on, very resistant to mildew and soil, and is excellent at hiding dirt.


What polypropylene has going for it is the low cost and an increased ability to resist stains. The only downsides are the limited colors available and quickness to show wear.


When it comes to polyester, you’ll want to make sure you have a lower pile due to its likelihood of getting matted down. Besides that, the nice thing about this style of fiber is the resilience to dirt, meaning you probably won’t have to clean it as often.


Wool isn’t used that often in carpets, which is probably a good thing since it’s extremely expensive. Wool is, however, well known for its ability to ward off stains and ease to clean when it does get dirty. As with polypropylene, wool wears away pretty quickly, making it a poor candidate for areas that get a lot of traffic.

 When it comes down to it, pretty much all the fiber options are engineered to be stain resistant. Reality has shown everyone, however, that carpet doesn’t stay as clean as we all would like it to. After putting in all that time picking out the living room carpet for your home in Newton, IA, it might be nice to not worry about the cleaning part. Call ServiceMaster of Newton for our residential cleaning services and let us handle that chore for you!

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