Polypropylene is another carpet fiber choice that is also referred to as olefin. This fiber is found more often in Berber style and commercial carpet than in carpet with cut pile. Polypropylene resists some stains, but some are problematic. The fibers of polypropylene carpet are solution dyed, which means color seeps completely through the fibers.
In most cases, carpet made of polypropylene can withstand bleach and other harsh chemicals. Oil-based stains are not as easy to deal with. Polypropylene is petroleum based. Therefore, certain stains blend with the fibers and are difficult to remove.
Light colored olefin carpet in high traffic areas tends to have a muddy appearance caused by the oil in the skin of feet. It is suggested to choose medium or dark colors in those areas.
As you can see, there is a good reason to avoid characteristics of each type of synthetic carpet. Main Street Floor Covering will help customers from Winooski,Williston, Colchester, Burlington, and Essex Junction to select the carpet that best suits their needs.