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Carpet fibers include ‘unbeatable’ Triexta

Carpet adds color to a room, comfort underfoot, and warmth to the floor when the kids are playing. Colors and styles are abundant so it’s easy to find exactly what you’re looking for. You can find many brands from top flooring companies at Douglas Flooring, a carpet flooring retailer that has a showroom in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Armstrong, Mohawk, and Shaw are just a few of the names you’ll see when you browse through the showroom.


Carpet is made of different types of fibers, and each is appropriate for different areas of the home. Wool is the premium fiber. It is naturally resilient as well as flame resistant. Wool is also soil resistant, so dirt is not likely to become embedded in the fibers. Pamper yourself and choose this soft floor covering for the master bedroom. Nylon, the most common fiber, is durable and stain-resistant. It's most often installed in family, living, and dining rooms. Polyester is far more stain-resistant than other materials, but it should not be used in high traffic areas of the home. It’s great for bedrooms and formal dining rooms. While olefin is not as soft as nylon, it is moisture and mildew resistant so it’s perfect for basements.


Mohawk is the manufacturer of Triexta, a relatively new synthetic fiber. This soft and durable fiber features spill protection and permanent, inherent stain resistance. All Mohawk carpet is made in the United States. Several brands are made with Triexta, including:

  • SmartStrand Silk Reserve- Mohawk's softest carpet; a color palette of whites, creams, taupes, blues, and grays
  • SmartStrand Forever Clean - nanoloc spill & soil shield for easy cleanup; All pet protection & warranty
  • SmartStrand ColorMax - color palette created to coordinate with natural products like wood and stone

Carpet facts

Pile is defined as the length and thickness of fibers. Loop pile features uncut loops that are created using weaving machinery. The two most popular types are Berber and Sisal. Cut pile is created when the loops are cut at the tip of the fibers. The most popular type is Saxony, which has an even finish and straight fibers. The turns per inch (TPI) number ranges from 3.5 to 6.0 on cut piles. The fibers are twisted around each other 5 times if the TPI is 5.

Douglas Flooring is a carpet flooring store that serves Baton Rouge, Denham Springs, Gonzales, Zachary, and Prairieville, Louisiana. In addition to installation services, we offer cleaning and water extraction services. Our design consultants are friendly and helpful, and our installers are top-notch pros. Give us a call or fill out our online form today.