Nylon carpeting is distinguished by its superior resilience, while polyester carpeting is known for its outstanding stain resistance. You can determine which floor covering is best for you by considering factors like your lifestyle, amount of foot traffic, and presence of pets or children.

To compare materials, go to The Carpet Shoppe in Steamboat Springs, CO, where you'll find a wide variety of nylon and polyester carpet flooring in classic and contemporary styles.


The majority of homeowners have chosen durable nylon carpets for many decades. This covering retains its like-new look for years because it is resilient or can bounce back after compression from foot traffic, furniture, and electronics.

As for aesthetics, nylon carpet is usually found in matte colors, while polyester carpeting colors are bright and striking.

Polyester vs. Nylon

Polyester is a hydrophobic fiber that repels liquids, so it is naturally more stain resistant than nylon, which must be treated in the factory for stain resistance.

If you have a pet, you may consider a solution-dyed polyester brand that offers a lifetime pet stain-resistant warranty. Nylon is a tougher fiber that tolerates abrasion common with larger animals.

Solution-dyed fibers

Traditionally, carpet was produced, then color was added, but with solution-dyed carpeting, color is added when fibers are in a liquid state. The color becomes locked into the fibers or part of them, making it resistant to fading or color bleeding.

Also, carpets are nearly stain-proof since the fabric has no empty dye cells to absorb spills.

For all your carpet flooring needs and more

Since 1986, Richmond Carpet Outlet has been serving a region in Ohio that includes Eaton, Centerville, Cambridge City, Connersville, Rushville, and Winchester, as well as Richmond and surrounding Indiana communities.

Our carpet store installs all types of carpeting and offers other services like carpet binding and flooring repairs. Please stop by our showroom in Richmond today to shop for polyester or nylon carpet flooring.