To understand your carpet, you must first understand its fibers. Fibers can be either natural or synthetic. Natural carpet fibers
come from animal or vegetable sources which have been processed to make yarn. Primary vegetable-based fibers are cotton and jute, while wool is the most popular of the animal-based variety. Wool carpet fiber is expensive due to high demand and short supply and is used mostly for rugs and higher-end carpets. Synthetic fibers
are produced chemically via petroleum products and are used to make Nylon, Polyester, and Polypropolene carpets.