Nylon vs. polyester: what is the difference

Nylon and polyester carpeting are often mentioned together because they are excellent choices for general durability and visual options, but what is the difference between them? In today's post, we're going to talk a bit about both, so you'll have a more straightforward answer to that question, so follow along now.

Carpeting can change your whole home

There’s something about having the perfect floor covering, and both nylon and polyester have unique attributes that make them well worth your while. Here are some facts about each to help you decide which might be better for you.


One of the best options for high traffic areas, nylon is strong, offers excellent elasticity, resists stains, and is easy to clean. It's very heat resistant and provides appearance options that are comparable to wool while being more affordable.


Polyester is easily one of the most stain-resistant carpets on the market while also offering fantastic softness underfoot for perfect bedroom, den, and study placement. It has excellent color variety and enough water resistance to make it easy to clean.

When you’re ready to choose between polyester and nylon carpet, be sure to visit us when you’re in the area. We’ll help you find the very best flooring for all your rooms.

We offer excellent carpeting for your home

When you need a trustworthy carpet store, Carpet Warehouse is proud to offer our services, with an excellent inventory of materials to meet your every need. Our associates are here to work alongside you through the experience, dedicated to ensuring your best results, no matter how large or small the project.

Our showroom in Broomall, PA, serves residents from Springfield, Drexel Hill, Havertown, Newtown Square, Media, Swarthmore, Ardmore, West Chester, and Bryn Mawr, and we'd love to work with you too. Be sure to visit us whenever you’re in the area for wonderful carpeting.