Nylon is another popular synthetic rug material that is considered one of the strongest fibers after wool for the purpose of floor covering.  Nylon rugs have beneficial properties such as stain, soil, and abrasion resistant. Nylon area rugs are available in a variety of colors and can be easily cleaned. The resilient nature of nylon rugs makes them a good choice for placing under furniture and for areas of heavy traffic. These are more affordable than rugs made from natural materials. Nylon rugs offer great value in terms of durability, maintenance, and style.