Many people are under the impression that natural is simply better. Better quality, better for your health, better for your home, and better for the environment. With that mindset, it makes sense that there are a lot of misconceptions about carpeting made from synthetic fiber such as nylon, polyester, and olefin.

Floor Coverings International Dakota County supplies both natural and synthetic carpeting to Burnsville homes, and we think both have their strengths. Below, we’ve addressed a few common misconceptions to set the record straight.

Synthetic carpets are bad for the environment.

Almost all modern synthetic carpets are created from recycled material. This eco-friendly approach turns old carpets into new ones, preventing them from ending up in a landfill. If you’re looking for an earth-friendly option for your Burnsville home, synthetic carpeting is a great choice.

Synthetic carpets release harmful chemicals.

Synthetic carpets have no detrimental effect on the air quality of your home. These carpets are held to strict standards, and out of all flooring options, are one of the lowest emitters of volatile organic compounds. In fact, synthetic carpets may be ideal for people who are sensitive to allergens. Mold and mildew, both common triggers for allergies, are less likely to grow on synthetic carpets.


Synthetic carpets are less comfortable than natural carpets.

A lot of progress has been made in the texture and quality of synthetic carpeting. These days, they can easily compete with natural fibers. Some of the most comfortable carpeting materials are synthetic. Nylon, for example, is both soft and durable – about on par with wool.

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Find Your Perfect Floors in Burnsville Today

To learn more about our synthetic and natural carpeting options, give the Floor Coverings International Dakota County team a call! We’re happy to help you find the perfect carpet for your home. Book a free in-home consultation today!

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