- Wool — Soft thread sheared from a sheep’s coat.
- Cotton — Soft fiber from the plant of the same name.
- Silk — The soft, lustrous fiber obtained as a filament from the cocoon of the silkworm.
- Sisal, Hemp, Coir or Cocoa — Natural fibers from plants of the same name; usually with a coarse and textured shaft.
Synthetics — man-made
- Nylon — Resilient fiber man-made from petroleum based products; strong in construction.
- Olefin or Polypropylene — Strong and colorfast. Great for sunny areas.
- Polyester — Soft fiber; exceptional for cut pile.
- Acrylic — Fiber that gives the appearance of wool; water resistant; usually found in bath carpets and rugs.
- Blends — combination of any fibers synthetic or natural.