Acrylic

Acrylic fibers were popular for broadloom carpet in the 1960’s. Acrylics look and feel a lot like wool. However, the fiber has a tendency to fuzz and pill. Some acrylic fiber is being revived by the mills for use in the popular berber style of carpet. I know that this “experiment” has not worked, and that most mills have once again stopped making residential carpets from acrylic fiber.