Manufactured Area Rugs

At Modern Carpet One in Annapolis, MD, we are well versed in rugs. From help with things like product look or how a product feels, we want to work with you to choose the best product for your needs and lifestyle. A large part of this choice will be choosing the fiber your rug will be made out of. Every rug fiber has some different characteristics, performance abilities and overall look. There are popular synthetic and natural fibers used in the making of area rugs; read here to learn more about the synthetic fibers! To find out more our selection of rugs or about the fibers, call us or come in to our showroom. We are proud to serve customers in and around Annapolis.

Nylon: most popular synthetic fiber, long lasting and beautiful
Advantages: very easy to clean as it is soil and stain resistant. New fiber technologies have made nylon able to withstand heavy foot traffic. Nylon is also often made from recycled materials, which makes it environmentally friendly, and it is also very soft.
Disadvantages: is only semi flame resistant and can attract soil

Polyester: soft and brilliantly colorful rugs
Advantages: available in many bright colors and known for luxurious and soft feel. Resistant to stains. Another green, eco-friendly option since some polyester rugs are made from recycled plastic bottles.
Disadvantages: tends to attract oil and soil

Olefin: feels like wool, colorfast
Advantages: is versatile for many rooms since it will not grow mildew, fuzz or pill and will resist stains. Often combined with other fabric types.
Disadvantages: does not possess good resiliency and is not suitable for high traffic areas

Learn more about the basics of carpet fibers from our Carpet One experts!