- Feb. 23, 2012 -
Petroleum derived carpets such as olefin are the cheapest and ultimately the least durable of all the carpets. Many times people are encouraged to choose this type of carpet based on the fact that it will repel many liquid materials. This does not really equate to stain resistance though because based on there composition these styles of carpet actually attract grease and oil and like to hold onto it. Traffic patterns can become a major problem with this style of carpeting if regular carpet cleanings are not employed. If you are going to choose a petroleum based product we recommend speaking to your carpet cleaning professional about getting a specific style of carpet protector that is suited to your olefin carpet.
This style of carpet does have a place in our daily lives, but it should be in an office in the form of commercial glue down carpet. This style of carpet is best suited to the tens of thousands of square feet that must be carpeted in modern office buildings. It stands up to the constant abuse it is put to. http://winecountrycarpet.com/Photo: