Once you have chosen which type of carpet you want for your vehicle, it is time to decide what texture, fabric and material of carpet suits your needs best. To make this process easier, we have listed below the different textures and materials available and their features.
Auto Carpet Textures
There are two main types of textures available - Loop and Cut Pile.
Loop Carpets are made _x000D_ by pulling individual yarns through the carpet backing twice to _x000D_ form small loops on the face of the carpet. If you are looking for _x000D_ a carpet that will really take the beating, then a loop-textured _x000D_ carpet should be your ideal choice. They are durable and _x000D_ well suited to high traffic. One disadvantage of Loop Carpets is _x000D_ that it is harder to clean because of its "looped" texture._x000D_
Cut Pile Carpet _x000D_
A Cut Pile Carpet is _x000D_ made in the same way as a Loop Carpet, the only difference is that _x000D_ the loops are cut off in the end. Cut-pile textured carpets _x000D_ have a luxurious look and feel soft and comfortable underfoot. These _x000D_ carpets don't trap dirt and are easy to clean and maintain._x000D_
Auto Carpet Fabrics/Materials
Auto carpets are available in different fabrics and materials such as nylon, polypropylene and polyester.
Nylon Carpets _x000D_
It is the classic choice for carpets. _x000D_ A wee bit more expensive than others, you will never regret investing _x000D_ in nylon as it gives you durability and versatility like no other. _x000D_ Nylon is not really easy to clean so if you have a tiny tot who _x000D_ takes great pleasure in soiling your vehicle at regular intervals, _x000D_ may be this is not your kind of carpet._x000D_
Polypropylene Carpets _x000D_
Polypropylene resists moisture, stains _x000D_ and does not fade. Well, if you feel there has to be a catch somewhere, _x000D_ here it is: Polypropylene has a low melting point so it can get _x000D_ damaged if it comes in contact with hot water or steam. But polypropylene _x000D_ is extremely easy to clean so this is what those who travel often _x000D_ with kids and pets should consider._x000D_
Polyester Carpets _x000D_
It is less expensive, easy to clean and _x000D_ makes for an excellent carpet fiber, both because it looks and feels _x000D_ great. The downside, however, is that it doesn't have the durability _x000D_ that nylon offers.