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What Carpet is Best for High Traffic Areas?

Carpeting in high-traffic areas can be a challenge. You want something that looks nice and will last, but that can also withstand wear and tear.

So, what is the best carpet for high traffic areas?  Think hallways, staircases, the areas that are constantly getting walked on day in and day out. 

Not ready to replace your carpet just yet.  No problem, Angel Dry also offers a carpet and rug repair service, in addition to our cleaning services.

If you have kids and pets, you know how quickly things can get messy.  Not all carpets are created equal or for the same types of settings.  Learn the 411 about carpets made for high traffic areas.

Today we are going to discuss the 4 best options you have to choose from:

  • Nylon
  • Olefin
  • Triexta
  • Polyester 


Nylon is one of the most durable and stain-resistant carpet fibers available. Nylon is also very resilient and springs back after being compressed, making it more resistant to crushing and matting.

In addition, nylon carpets are available in a wide range of colors and styles, so you can easily find one that fits your home’s décor. 

When choosing a nylon carpet for a high traffic area, choose one with a tightly woven construction to help prevent dirt and debris from becoming embedded in the fibers.


Olefin carpeting is a popular choice for high-traffic areas because it is durable and easy to clean. Olefin is a synthetic fiber resistant to stains, crushing, and fading. It also dries quickly, and is, therefore, ideal for homes with pets or young children. 

Olefin carpeting is available in various colors and textures. However, it is important to note that olefin carpets are not as comfortable as other types of carpeting and may feel stiff underfoot. 


Triexta is becoming increasingly popular because it is resistant to stains. 

This carpet option is made from polyethylene terephthalate, which is the same material used to make plastic bottles. As a result, it is very strong and can withstand a lot of wear and tear. Triexta is also treated with stain-resistant chemicals that make it easy to clean. 

In addition, triexta carpeting usually doesn’t fade as quickly as other types of carpeting. For all these reasons, triexta is an excellent choice for high-traffic areas.


Polyester carpeting is an especially good option for high-traffic areas because it is durable and easy to clean. 

Polyester carpeting is made from artificial fibers that are heat resistant and is resistant to crushing, matting, and static. It also has a natural resistance to stains, making it a good choice for areas likely to see spills.

Polyester carpeting is available in a wide range of colors and styles, so it is easy to find an option that fits your décor. And because polyester fibers are less likely to absorb moisture, polyester carpets tend to stay cleaner than other types of carpeting.

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When choosing a carpet for a high-traffic area, be sure to consider your options carefully. Nylon, olefin, triexta, and polyester are all good choices. 

Be on the lookout for tightly woven carpets to prevent dirt and debris from becoming embedded in the fibers.  Read this article titled, “Very Low Moisture and Plant Based Carpet Cleaning,” to learn more about our exemplary cleaning methods.  

Finally, keep in mind that some carpets are more comfortable than others. If you have any doubts, consult a professional for help choosing the best carpet for your high-traffic area.

Once you decide on the best carpet for your home, call us at Angel Dry. We will come clean your carpets using our ultra-low-moisture encapsulation method.