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What is the difference between nylon and polyester

Wednesday, January 5, 2022 5:13 PM

A highly durable fiber, nylon is appropriate for heavy traffic areas in your home, such as living rooms, dining rooms, and dens. Polyester is another high-quality fiber that is recognizable by its vibrant colors. But it is more suited for bedrooms, and lesser walked areas.

Resistance to stains

A glass of wine will not soak into polyester fibers. It is a hydrophobic material that is naturally resistant to spills and stains. Nylon will resist wine only if treated in the manufacturing process with a stain-resistant chemical.

Resistance to crushing

Nylon is a very resilient fiber. For example, after you walk on a nylon carpet, it will return to its original form rather than remaining pressed down. This also happens on nylon that has had heavy electronics or furniture on it. After you remove these from the room, the nylon will spring back into its original form. On the other hand, polyester is a softer fiber and is less resilient. Therefore, it is more suited for rooms without a lot of foot traffic.

Resistance to fading

Polyester comes in bright trends of color that has a high luster to it. As a result, it has more colors available to it than nylon does. Nylon comes in matte colors. Both are resistant to fading. But most manufacturers say that it is best to protect this floor covering from direct sunlight with area rugs.

Eco-friendly synthetic fibers

Polyester is an eco-friendly synthetic fiber. How? It is created from recycled plastic water bottles. This lowers the production price of the fiber. So it is less expensive than nylon.

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