The first thing you’ll want to consider is the fiber your carpet is made from in comparison with the specific needs that will need to be met in your own home. For instance, it could be that you absolutely love the luxury of a natural wool carpet. However, if you know that your floors experience frequent spills, damp feet coming in and out of the house, or humid conditions on a regular basis, wool is definitely not the fiber you need on your floors.
Each fiber has its own set of characteristics as well as pros and cons. Some will be more fitting for your own circumstances than others are, and your flooring professional can help you narrow down the choices. It’s likely that nylon or polyester will fill whatever needs you have, but there are other fibers as well.