polyester carpetFew things change the appearance of a home more dramatically than new carpeting. In addition, brand new flooring makes everything feel new and fresh! The question, of course, is which type of carpeting will work best in your St. Petersburg FL home. Floor Coverings International of St. Petersburg is here to help answer that question. With so many options – like nylon, wool, olefin, and acrylic – polyester carpet is sometimes overlooked as a viable option. Here are some of the benefits of polyester carpet flooring:


Polyester carpet is almost always less expensive than its nylon counterpart and is definitely less expensive than wool. If you’re putting your St. Petersburg FL home on the market and want to install new carpeting in order to compete in a hot housing market, polyester is a great way to go.


Polyester is known for its stain-resistance, which is important if your household is known to spill! Even a soda can be easily blotted up. The only thing polyester can’t handle well is oil, so it can be a good idea to remove your shoes before walking on polyester carpet so that you don’t create any lasting stains.


Items like tires and bottle caps are non-biodegradable but are often recycled to make other products – like some polyester carpets! If going green is important to you, check the label on the polyester carpet that most appeals to you to find out how much of it has been manufactured using recycled materials. Recycled polyester is normally referred to as PET – an acronym for polyethylene terephthalate – the polymers used to create it.

Variety of Options

If a unique and imaginative interior design is your thing, you are likely to appreciate the fact that polyester is easier to dye in bold colors compared to most other carpet fibers. Think of any color in the rainbow and you are likely to find a polyester carpet to match it!

The Downside

The downside to polyester carpet is that it may not be the best choice for high-traffic areas due to how quickly is crushes down. Polyester carpet in a study or formal living room is going to look new longer than the same carpet in a busy area like a family room or child’s playroom.

Get Started on New Carpet

Polyester comes in a wide variety of shades, is stain resistant, may be made from recycled materials, and is relatively inexpensive. If you’re interested in learning more about covering your floors in polyester carpet, give us a call at  Floor Coverings International of St. Petersburg. We proudly provide the St. Petersburg FL area with free in-home estimates so that you can be sure to find the right flooring for your home!

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