Choosing the right carpeting is one of the most critical aspects to interior home design and making your house feel like a home. For years, polyester and nylon have been the most popular carpet types to choose from. However, both have new competition from SmartStrand Carpets, which have quickly established themselves as one of the most popular types of carpeting in homes across the United States. Here at Claghorn Custom Flooring, we offer extensive experience in carpet installation for all of these and more. Here’s a quick overview of each type of carpet to help you decide which is the best for your home.

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Polyester is a budget-friendly, comfortable, and stain- and fade-resistant choice that’s worked well in countless homes for many years. Polyester also is environmentally friendly, and friendly to homeowners with allergies. Its main downside is that it’s not quite as durable as nylon or SmartStrand carpeting. 


Nylon is generally more expensive than polyester and most other forms of carpeting, but more than makes up for it with its versatility, resilience, and durability. Overall, nylon carpets offer superb value and choice for buyers willing to pay the premium.


SmartStrand Carpets are a newer type of carpeting that stresses durability and stain-resistance as its primary selling points. It’s indeed great in both areas and is also environmentally friendly, comfortable, easy to clean, and resistant to mold and mildew. But, it is a bit on the pricey side overall.  

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Contact Claghorn Custom Flooring at (317) 873-6202 today to learn more about our professional carpeting services. No matter which type of carpeting you choose, Claghorn Custom Flooring offers the experience, professionalism, and range of beautiful carpet options that will make your carpet installation experience affordable and simple!