Olefin (or polypropylene) is a synthetic, lightweight fiber that is used to make carpet. This type of carpet is commonly used in commercial settings, outdoor carpeting, area rugs, and in rental properties. This fiber type is water resistant so it dries quickly when wet and does not attract mildew or mold like other types of carpet do but it makes it more vulnerable to "wicking" (when fine soils travel to the top of the carpet as it is drying after a carpet cleaning). One thing to note about it is that it has a very low melting point so it's not a good idea to drag furniture across it because that friction can create permanent scuff marks. If you need your olefin carpet cleaned, our expert technicians are happy to assist!