So you’ve decided on carpeting for your Orlando flooring makeover. The team at Floor Coverings International Winter Garden knows that it feels fantastic to wrap up a big decision like that. Congratulations!

Now comes the hard part: there are a whole bunch of details to consider including color, style, and material. Luckily, our team is here to help, and today we’re going to dive into a discussion of the most popular carpet material on the market, nylon.

Keep reading to discover if nylon carpeting is the right fit for your Orlando flooring.

nylon carpet orlando living roomTop-Notch Durability

Nylon has a stellar and well deserved, reputation when it comes to durability. The chemical makeup of the nylon fibers allows them to spring back, even when they are repeatedly pressed down by foot-traffic.

Nylon carpeting is considered the most durable synthetic flooring option on the market today and nylon makes a great carpet fiber choice for busy, high activity homes—pets and kids welcome on this carpet!

Stain Resistance

Nylon is very absorbent, which can lead to staining if spills aren’t properly cleaned up. Polyester, another common synthetic carpet fiber, is less absorbent than nylon and therefore has more inherent stain-resistance.

Of course, it’s important to keep in mind that all quality carpets on the market today are pretreated to prevent stains. Your nylon carpet will still offer you a high level of stain protection, even if it has a bit less protection than polyester carpeting.


Although it’s a manmade material, polyester can actually be pretty environmentally friendly, with big names in carpeting offering nylon options made from recycled fibers—Shaw’s ClearTouch and Mohawk’s Continuum are two great examples of this. There are also nylon carpet options that aren’t made of recycled materials, but are nevertheless made to be recyclable (instead of just sitting in a landfill).

Soft as Nylon

One of the big reasons that Orlando homeowners choose carpet is its softness. Nylon is very soft and tends to have a more luxurious feeling when compared to other synthetic carpet fibers.

Get Nylon Carpet for Your Home

To learn more about your carpet flooring options, contact the team atFloor Coverings International Winter Garden today. We’re happy to bring the flooring samples straight to your home with our mobile showroom—book your free in-home consultation today! We proudly serve Orlando, Winter Garden, Windermere FL and the surrounding area.

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