What Is Stain-Resistant Carpet? How Does It Work?
Jun 17, 2019
“I love the soft, plush feel of carpet under my feet, especially on those chilly winter mornings — but I hate how tough it is to scrub out spills and stains! If I drop something on the floor, or if my pet has an accident, cleaning will probably be impossible. Maybe I should just choose something different so that I don’t have to worry about staining.”
Do these thoughts sound familiar to you? If your answer is “yes,” we have great news: thanks to advancements in flooring technology, today’s carpets are available in stain-resistant varieties that make cleaning and maintenance a breeze. Read on to learn more about how stain-resistant carpet works, which carpets offer the best protection against stains, and what to expect when you’re planning your carpet renovation budget. Plus, the experts at Flooring America are here to answer all your questions about stain-resistant carpet and bring your design dreams to life!
What is Stain-Resistant Carpet?
Unfortunately, scientists haven’t yet figured out a way to produce completely stain-proof carpeting. (Apparently, that’s a tougher challenge than sending astronauts into space!) The good news is that stain-resistant carpet, though not guaranteed against all staining, makes it faster, simpler, and easier to keep your carpets looking as fresh and bright as the day they were purchased.
Another advantage of stain-resistant carpeting is that, since it’s less likely to be ruined or damaged, you’re less likely to need replacement carpets in the future. That means you save time and money — while still enjoying the cozy warmth you crave.
How Does Stain-Resistant Carpet Technology Work?
There’s no question that stain-resistant carpet offers superior stain protection compared to standard carpets. But how does stain-resistant carpet work? Let’s take a closer look at the technological nuts and bolts that make these innovative products so effective at protecting against spills and other messes.
Stain-Resistant Carpet Materials & Manufacturing
Today in the United States, most interior home carpeting products are made using nylon, a synthetic “polymer” (plastic) prized for its smooth texture, waterproof qualities, and ability to withstand damage from mold or insects. Taking advantage of nylon’s durability and versatility, some carpet manufacturers go an extra step during the production process by adding a chemical coating that makes it difficult for food, mud, pet urine, and other messes to penetrate the carpet fibers.
Easy Cleaning & Maintenance with Stain Proof Carpet Fibers
The result of this improved manufacturing? In most cases, you can prevent spills from becoming stains simply by applying soapy water before the stain dries. Of course, you should always follow the manufacturer’s recommendations to achieve the best results. For example, most manufacturers warn against using bleach, which can damage the protective coating (or even make stains worse).
Choosing the Perfect Stain-Resistant Flooring for Your Lifestyle
While most stain-resistant carpets are nylon-based, there are certainly other options to choose from — not to mention stain-resistant hard surface flooring options, such as luxury vinyl. Flooring America offers a wide range of fabrics and materials to help you find the perfect fit for your specific performance needs and style preferences.
What is the Best Stain-Resistant Carpet?
When it comes to carpets that stand up to stains, you only want the toughest, most popular, best-performing products. At Flooring America, we’re proud to carry a variety of trusted, leading names in quality home carpeting. Some of our best stain-resistant carpet options to consider include:
- Resista® Carpet— With advanced carpet fiber technology, Resista carpet repels liquids and makes cleaning up easy. Resista Carpet also comes with a 10-year no exclusions warranty against all food and beverage spills, and in a variety of styles.
- Tigressá® H2O— Beyond offering powerful protection from stains, Tigressa carpet is also made from recycled materials making it better for your home and the environment. This carpet is also waterproof, pet proof, and kid proof, offering unmatched performance.
- Innovia Xtreme Clean™— Crafted to be both plush and stain-resistant, Innovia carpet is easy to clean. Flexible fiber casings allow you to clean most stains with just water, while pet-friendly technology prevents absorption into fibers.
How Much Does Stain-Resistant Carpet Cost?
Without knowing the details of your flooring project, it’s difficult to estimate how much new stain-free carpets will cost, because the answer depends on how much carpet material you need and which type of product you choose. That being said, stain-resistant carpet is probably more affordable than you think!
For more information about stain-resistant carpet prices, visit your nearest Flooring America location. We’ll help you compare prices, weigh options, and get a great deal on a quality product.
Is Stain-Resistant Carpet Worth It?
At Flooring America, we know accidents are bound to happen, especially in an active household with small children and pets. Whether you want an affordable way to cozy up a living room or add durable comfort to your kids’ room, stain-resistant carpet gives you longevity and peace of mind. If you value a worry-free, easy-to-clean carpet experience, you'll be happy you chose stain-resistant carpet for years to come.
Find Stain-Resistant Carpet Products at Flooring America
At Flooring America, we’re committed to providing homeowners with unique products, friendly service, and great prices. That’s why we’re proud to offer stain-resistant carpets, which are available in all sorts of varieties and brands that fit your lifestyle at our convenient locations throughout the United States. Visit your local Flooring America today to find the best stain-resistant carpet for your lifestyle!
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