This long wearing fiber is still used in throw rugs and areas rugs. Not much is being used to make broadloom because of cotton’s lack of crush resistance. In fact, cotton will flatten out even quicker than olefin. Also, cotton absorbs a great deal of moisture. This makes the fiber difficult to clean. Cotton rugs only look good if you can take them to the laundry to have washed. For wall to wall, forget buying a cotton carpet.