Earlier this year, we discussed modern features that make some carpet lines completely waterproof. However, newer carpet still has much more to offer.

The stigmas that have followed carpet throughout its history – stains, fraying and allergens – are largely a thing of the past. In fact, modern carpet performs better in nearly every metric, often even rivaling hard surface options. We’ll briefly discuss some of the most important innovations here.

EnduraFresh Technology

Enduring Charm EnduraFresh carpet in a living room

This is especially true as time passes, with the phrase “old carpet smell” becoming synonymous with dirty homes. However, carpet floors incorporation the EnduraFresh technology are designed to reduce odors. It’s so powerful that it even helps stifle pet odors.

Scotchgard™ Protector

Ashen Chrome Scotchgard™ Protector carpet

In our previous post, we discussed how treatments like Scotchgard™ Protector and R2X help make carpet completely waterproof. But that’s not all they do: Scotchgard™ Protector also helps repel stains. It offers deep protection that covers the entire fiber and even the backing. It’s also designed to last throughout the life of the carpet.

Solution Dyed Nylon

Lively Spirit solution dyed gray nylon carpet in a room with a fireplace

Some carpet lines, even among higher-end selections, tend to fade in color over time. However, carpet that uses solution dyed nylon is guaranteed to fix this. How? Most carpet fibers are dyed after they have been woven. However, SDN actually melts the color into the fabric as it’s being created. In other words, the color is actually built into the fabric. This means that SDN carpets will maintain their color longer, even when cleaned with bleach-based solutions.

Indoor Air Quality

Those suffering from allergies and asthma tend to avoid carpet because it’s believed to degrade indoor air quality. When cared for properly, modern carpet can actually have the opposite effect by helping to filter your home’s air. Hypoallergenic designs are becoming more common among carpet floors. And when cleaned with a HEPA vacuum, harmful allergens trapped under the carpet’s fibers are removed completely.

Air.o Carpet

If you’re looking for an all-inclusive carpet option, Air.o is the latest innovation in soft surface flooring. It essentially offers all of the benefits listed here in a floor that’s effortless to install (no experience necessary). It also provides better airflow when cleaning and is completely free of harmful volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Even better, it’s odor free and comes in a variety of styles. While we don’t carry Air.o carpet in store yet, we can have it ordered by request.

Learn More

We’ve covered several important features to look for in modern carpet. However, every home is different. If you’re ready to make an informed choice for your home, visit Lowell’s top flooring experts at CarpetsPlus of Northwest Arkansas today!

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