wool carpet Orange CountyWhen thinking about the kind of carpet you want to install, it’s not unlikely that the first thing that comes to mind is Nylon. It reigns supreme in the carpet world and is common in households across the country. But it’s not the only fiber on the market. Here are three uncommon fibers to consider for your next carpet from the experts at Floor Coverings International Orange County NY.


Wool is a dense natural material that is warm and soft to the step. It’s resilient and will withstand the wear and tear of foot traffic without the fibers becoming compacted. Its unique characteristic is its flame retardant nature, making it safe for use around a fireplace. Though it is a luxury material and has a higher price tag, investing in wool will keep your home warm and comfortable for years to come.


If you’re looking for a hardy, eco-friendly material, sisal may be your match. It comes from the natural fibers of the Sisal plant native to Brazil. Sisal is incredibly tough due to its thick, fibrous nature making it a great choice for family rooms or playrooms. It’s common in earthy tans, beiges, and creamy white colors and is naturally stain resistant without added chemical treatments.


Another environmentally friendly option to consider is Jute. It’s made from the fibrous inner bark of a tropical plant called Corchorus grown in Southern Asia. It is not only a highly renewable resource; it is also recyclable and biodegradable. Jute can be reused several times for new carpets and textiles before it’s discarded. Its natural colors are versatile in a variety of design aesthetics, making it ideal for someone who likes to switch up their interior design. Due to its soft fibers, Jute carpet is not recommended for high traffic or moisture-prone areas as it will cause the fibers to warp and deteriorate over time.

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At Floor Coverings International Orange County NY we carry an extensive collection of carpet materials. To learn more about these materials and our other selections, contact our design experts to schedule a free in-home design consultation. We will help you find the perfect match for your home. We are proud to serve Orange County, Middletown, Goshen, and Warwick and the surrounding areas.

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