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    Triexta is the generic name for polytrimethylene terephthalate (PTT) but is essentially a subclass of polyester that more closely mimics qualities of nylon. Triexta carpet flooring is a great option for people who are looking to go a step above traditional polyester carpeting but are looking for the colorations and stain resistance of polyester.

    Denver Carpet and Flooring stocks a huge selection of triexta carpets in many styles and colors. Visit our carpet store to speak with one of our carpet flooring specialists, or contact us to schedule a time to bring the shop-at-home experience to you.

    A Brief History of Triexta

    Polytrimethylene terephthalate (PTT) was originally patented by DuPont in the 1940s but was too costly to produce. Shell also began marketing PTT under the trade name Corterra but had to close shop because it was too closely related to polyester for many consumers. After further experimentation in the 1990s, DuPont was able to reduce the cost of manufacturing this material by using biotechnology such as corn glucose rather than petroleum. Today, Mohawk Industries holds the largest market share in triexta carpet flooring with their SmartStrand collection.

    Triexta is Not Polyester

    Though triexta carpet fibers share similar qualities to polyester, it’s important to note that they are not the same. Triexta is considered more environmentally friendly because it is made up of corn sugar rather than the petroleum components of traditional polyester carpeting. This type of carpeting also offers better color absorbency and is more stain resistant than polyester carpet flooring.

    FTC Classification

    Because triexta is a subclass of polyester, it initially had a hard time winning over consumers. In early 2006, Mohawk Industries, Shell Chemical, and DuPont jointly lobbied the FTC to give polytrimethylene terephthalate the new generic name, triexta. Since then we have seen triexta carpeting take on a fourth of the carpet fiber market.

    Resiliency of Nylon

    Triexta has the best of both polyester and nylon properties. It is able to hold onto vibrant colors and is more stain resistant than polyester. Furthermore, triexta resists abrasion and crushing like nylon. Triexta is a flexible material that can be shaped and formed into trendsetting textures and patterns like nylon. Its durability and stain resistance make triexta ideal for high-traffic areas, family rooms, dining rooms, and bedrooms.

    Carpet Installation

    Denver Carpet and Flooring provides fast and easy installation so you can enjoy your new triexta carpet flooring quickly. Our company is committed to quality service at low prices, and will be sure to properly prepare your subfloors and carpet padding so your triexta carpets will get maximum usage.

    Give us a call or schedule an appointment to have the shop-at-home experience in the comfort of your own space. Our no-pressure flooring specialists will help you determine what type of carpeting matches your style and budget.

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