Nylon is one of the most popular fibers in the carpet market today. Polyester is another synthetic fiber that has a strong following as well. You may find that one fiber is suitable for one room in your house, whereas the other fiber is suitable for another room. At Value Discount Flooring, we can help you with both. You’ll find numerous polyester and nylon brands at our showroom in Richmond, IL. You’ll see that each fiber has an appealing characteristic.


Strong and durable, nylon is a superior fiber. It retains its shape years after installation. It springs back into place after heavy furniture or electronics have been moved. While it is in the factory, it is treated with a chemical that makes it stain-resistant. It is also resistant to fading so that it can go in those sunlit areas in your home. It handles heavy traffic so that it can go in hallways, dining rooms, and living rooms. If there is a high traffic area, nylon can take it.


Polyester is a synthetic fiber that comes in brilliant and vibrant colors. In contrast to nylon, which usually has a dull matte color in browns, tans, and grays, polyester has many colors to choose from. It is inherently stain-resistant. However, it isn’t as durable as nylon. It’s better for low traffic areas, like bedrooms. It is perfect for a child’s or teen’s bedroom to make it unique looking. It can also go in the master bedroom, creating a sophisticated look. Polyester is made of recycled plastic drinking bottles, and it costs less because of the raw materials and production cost. This makes it an eco-friendly choice as well.

We want to be your carpet store. We know floor coverings at Value Discount Flooring. We serve the areas of Antioch, Twin Lakes, Wisconsin, McHenry, IL, and Burlington, WI. Come in and speak to our friendly and knowledgeable staff about your needs for carpet and see if we have anything that appeals to you. Let’s make this carpeting project as easy as it can be for you. Call us today!