At Floor Coverings International Concord, we’re dedicated to helping our customers stay in the know about the latest trends and materials in the flooring industry. Today, we’re here to discuss Triexta, a synthetic fiber that has gained a foothold in the carpet market, becoming a favorite among homeowners in the greater Concord, CA area. Why is it so popular? Let’s find out!

What Is Triexta?

Triexta is a polymer closely related to polyester, developed by the DuPont Company, who also invented nylon in the 1930s. Although its base chemical is the same as polyester, Triexta is composed of roughly 37% renewable material derived from corn. This addition not only makes it much softer than polyester, but it gives Triexta similar durability and resilience to nylon.

Triexta carpet installation

Where Can You Use It?

Thanks to its strength and versatility, Triexta is a great fiber for many different carpet styles, and it ability to bounce back after compression makes it great choice for longer pile carpets, such as plush carpets or frieze. Even as a Berber carpet, which can feel rough when made of nylon or olefin, Triexta’s softness is hard to beat. Your feet will appreciate the added softness in the morning when you step out of bed, and your whole family will love spending time on the living room floor. It is also a great option for high-traffic areas, including hallways, entryways, and stairs, where other materials such as polyester might not hold up over time.

Cat in bed on Triexta frieze carpetsHow Do You Maintain It?

Triexta is one of the most stain-resistant carpets available today, making it a great option for homes with pets and children. Thanks to its design, each fiber has stain-resistant qualities built in; removing the need to treat the carpet after it’s made. As such, regular vacuuming is all you need to keep your carpets looking like new. When the occasional spill does happen, simply blot it with a damp cloth to remove the spill. Triexta has also been proven to keep its original color longer than other synthetics—a great feature for homeowners who prefer light-colored floors.

If you are ready to explore the possibilities Triexta carpeting can bring to your home, give Floor Coverings International Concord a call today to schedule your free in-home consultation. We’ll bring a great selection of carpet samples right to your home to help you find the perfect flooring! Start your next flooring project today!

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