The Top 5 Softest Types of Carpet

Wherever you plan to lay your carpet, one of the top things to consider is the softness of said carpet. After all, you’re going to be walking over it so it’s important that you feel comfortable.

Trouble is, there are so many different kinds of carpet, even the soft kind, that it’s difficult to know where to begin. Should go nylon or wool? Cotton or polyester?

Below, we’ve assembled a list of the softest carpet options you can choose from, including how they compare to other carpets.

1) Nylon

Nylon is a great material for a number of reasons. For instance, it is extremely durable and can endure more foot traffic without being crushed or worn down. It’s also quite affordable and with new innovations being brought forward every day. 
The only downside is that it’s the least softest carpet on this list. However, if you choose carefully, you could end up with a long-lasting carpet for a reduced price.

2) Smartsand

Smartsand carpets are not only known for being soft, but also for holding a lot of stain resistance. This makes it perfect for families and pet owners who want a soft flooring solution without having to worry about any mess leaving a lasting impact.
The biggest disadvantage is that they can be seen as a premium and get quite expensive. Some would say the price is worth it, though, as it will save money replacing it in the long run. 

3) Polyester 

Like nylon, polyester carpets are available in a wide range of options and, like Smartsand, tend to be stain-proof, making them easier to clean. It’s also still pretty cheap and you can select some nice options.
It may not last as long as nylon, but depending on the kind of polyester you get (such as PET polyester), you could end up with a more eco-friendly option as it tends to be made from recycled materials.

4) Wool

Perhaps the most obvious choice when you go for a soft carpet,  wool tends to be a lot thicker and look a lot nicer than many of the other options out there. LIt’s also eco-friendly and cleanses the air of impure content.
However, it is because of this that it is difficult to clean. It can also make things feel a little too warm during the summer. But you’ll never get a thicker or softer carpet. 

5) Cotton

Cotton is very much the middle ground when it comes to all your soft carpet options. Reasonably priced, nice to look at and relatively easy to clean, it hits all the right notes for many carpet buyers. 
Because of this, however, it does not excel in any one of those features. It is simply fine and does the job but is by no means the best option.

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