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Old 02-03-2008, 01:22 PM   #1
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Lowe's guy recommended StainMaster carpet for attic bedroom because it cleans up better than other brands. Do you all agree with this?

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Lowe's guy recommended StainMaster carpet for attic bedroom because it cleans up better than other brands. Do you all agree with this?
No. How are you going to stain a carpet in a bedroom? Stainmaster is a 3M product applied to ANY carpet. You can buy cans of it and spray it on any carpet you buy. After a professional shampooing or steam cleaning, the stainmaster properties are washed away and has to be reapplied.

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Lawnguy,
Are you confusing this with Scotchgard (made by 3M)? Stainmaster is made by Dupont, and according to Lowe's, and it's built into the carpet and lasts for years.
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Lawnguy,
Are you confusing this with Scotchgard (made by 3M)? Stainmaster is made by Dupont, and according to Lowe's, and it's built into the carpet and lasts for years.
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Whoops... yes you're right I am confusing the 2. At any rate, note that "Stainmaster" is a brand name, not a promise of a product features or performance. Pickup a white "Stainmaster" area rug and a white non-Stainmaster area rug, both will stain if you spill wine onto it.

At any rate, how much staining would you expect on a 3rd floor bedroom carpet? I assume to get to the bedroom one would have to go through the 1st and 2nd floors to get there. By that time, what could be left on a pair of shoes?
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I have herd good things from clients about the Stainmaster.
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stainmaster is a fiber type not a spray.

it is made from a type 6.6 nylon which is durable.
it has a carbon core so it will reduce shocking.
it has better stain RESISTANT qualities than non branded nylons.
Polyester carpet however it may not wear as well, it is naturally more stain resistant than any Nylon.
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The #1 thing to consider for a quality wall to wall carpet is DAMN GOOD PADDING. Do not ever install carpet on the 1/2 inch crap that's "included free..."
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Nice product knowledge man. Can I come work for you?
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The #1 thing to consider for a quality wall to wall carpet is DAMN GOOD PADDING. Do not ever install carpet on the 1/2 inch crap that's "included free..."

quite honestly the difference between 1/2 and 7/16 6# rebond is not a huge amount although you make a valid point.
it is better to pick an 8# over a 6# for sure.
upgrading further is also available

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