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What’s the Most Durable Commercial Carpet?

Commercial carpet needs to be able to stand up to heavy foot traffic and other daily wear and tear. Read on to learn which type of commercial carpeting is the most durable, so you’re making the right call when selecting it for your business. 

Wool Carpet

Wool is not a very common commercial carpeting choice, for a few reasons. While wool is incredibly durable, and by far the most plush option, it’s also the most expensive. As you might predict, wool carpets are made from sheep’s wool. This makes the wool option a lot more expensive and is generally reserved for residential applications. Wool’s superior comfort is wasted in an office setting where people aren’t walking much (and hopefully not going barefoot, either). Also, since the pile of wool is so lush, it easily shows dents and can become deformed by heaving furniture and office machinery. While it might be beautiful and soft, it’s not a good option for your commercial space. 

Olefin/Polypropylene Carpet

The most common type of commercial carpet is made of olefin, also known as polypropylene. This synthetic fiber can be dyed and comes in a variety of patterns. It offers moderate stain resistance and is likewise fairly tough against foot traffic and everyday use. The reason this carpet is the most common in commercial settings, and also fairly common in residences as well, is its affordability. While olefin carpet can vary in price, it’s considered the lower-budget option for industrial and commercial carpeting. Another advantage of this synthetic carpet is its cleanability. These carpets can be steamed, shampooed, and vacuumed regularly to maintain their durability and color. But olefin is not without its downsides. Polypropylene is a strong material, but it’s not as durable as one other option: nylon carpeting. 

Nylon Carpet

What is the most durable commercial carpet? Look no further than nylon carpet. Much like olefin, nylon is a synthetic carpet fiber that is made to look and feel like natural fibers such as wool. Unlike wool, however, nylon is able to withstand and resist stains from spills and high volumes of foot traffic. Nylon does not trap and hold stains once it’s been dyed and treated at the factory. This makes nylon the most stain-resistant carpeting option, and in a dynamic commercial environment, that’s a must. Nylon can also be crafted with excellent comfort and comes in many colors and patterns. In high-traffic areas, nylon stands up to wear and tear much better than the alternatives. Nylon’s superior durability makes it more expensive than olefin, but its superiority isn’t to be understated. If maintained with regular commercial carpet cleaning, nylon can last for a very long time and keep your commercial space looking and feeling comfortable.

The Verdict on Durable Commercial Carpet

There are many durable options available for commercial carpeting, but nylon is the best bet overall for durable commercial carpet. If you’re interested in learning more about commercial carpeting and how Ozburn-Hessey can install it for your Nashville business, give us a call today.

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