The type of fiber used in a rug plays a key role in how it feels and how well it performs. There are two basic types of fiber, natural and human-made (Synthetic).
Natural Fiber Rugs
Natural fibers are comprised of materials that grow in nature that are harvested and processed into fibers. These rugs provide softness, warmth, and durability for any room. There are many natural materials but "Wool" is by far the most commonly used in RUG. Wool the most beautiful, luxurious, and durable of all the rug fibers, wool is a natural fiber highly regarded for its strength, durability, crush resistance, cleanability and comfort.
Synthetic Fiber Rugs
Synthetic fiber rugs are made from materials such as polypropylene, bamboo silk, polyester, art silk, acrylic, micro fiber, micropolyester, viscose, and other synthetic materials. These rugs provide durability and softness at an affordable price point. Synthetic fibers are generally much more stain-resistant than natural fibers. They are generally also easier to maintain.