carpet styles & construction

Outstanding performance starts with our exceptional fiber, nylon 6,6, found exclusively in our PetProtect™, TruSoft®, SolarMax® and Active Family™ carpet lines.

nylon 6,6 vs. the rest

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See how nylon 6,6 compares to the competition

fiber, twist & density

The durability of your carpet depends on finding the right balance of three factors: fiber, twist and density.

To make a carpet, natural or synthetic fiber is converted to yarn and tufted, or locked into a backing to form the pile or surface you walk on. The five major types of carpet fiber are nylon 6,6; nylon 6; polypropylene (olefin); polyester and wool. STAINMASTER® carpet uses nylon 6,6 in our PetProtect™, TruSoft®, SolarMax®, and Active Family™ carpet lines, making them stronger, more stain resistant and durable.

The twist of the carpet describes the winding of the yarn on itself. The tighter the twist, the more the carpet will resist changes in appearance and texture.

Density is the amount of pile in the carpet and how close the tufts are to one another. In general, the more dense the carpet, the better the quality. Check density by pressing your fingers on the carpet and trying to reach the backing. You can also bend the carpet into a ā€œUā€ shape to see how much backing shows. The less you see, the more dense the carpet.

carpet styles

From loop to frieze and everything in between, we have a wide selection of styles.
Here are just a few:

pattern cut pile
loop
texture
frieze
cable
saxony

Learn more about our styles by visiting our Touch & Feel section