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rsilvergun 01-18-2007 09:17 AM

Nylon or Polyester?
Hi all, it's finally time to put new carpet in the old house. I'm going the cheap route, and that means either nylon (about $3.50 to $4.00 a sq/ft installed) or polyester (about $2.00 sq/ft installed). What do you guys think? I've read that nylon lasts longer and is a bit denser/software (feeling samples seems to bear this out ), I'm just not sure if it's worth the extra money or not. I'm mostly concerned about durablity and ease of cleaning. I do have one kid and a few pets ( the pets are kept out doors ).

sully 01-29-2007 02:25 PM

We are in the process of redoing the entire house with carpet and hardwoods. For carpet we went with nylon as we heard/researched that it is better (crush resistance). We also went with a Shaw Softbac carpet (don't know if it is better but it looked nice).

Floorwizard 01-29-2007 10:53 PM

nylon out performs poly in durability but not price.

shapeshifter 01-31-2007 04:15 PM

We replaced carpet 2 years ago with nylon and it has taken punishment extremely well. Hubby does a lot of mechanical piddling and has tracked in all kinds of stuff. It comes right up with a bit of carpet cleaner and elbow grease. Spend a little more getting good carpet padding. We got the kind that was waterproof on both sides. Especially good since we got a new puppy not long after.

dante 02-26-2007 04:23 PM

Nylons better
You can die polyester but not nylon. In other words nylon repells dirt and polyester invites dirt to die it.:)

holleyvol 05-19-2011 01:02 PM

I believe you have that backwards. You can die nylon, but not polyester. Nylon is like a radish (color added to it during manufacturing) Polyester is like a carrot (colored all the way through).

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