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Branden 04-13-2012 09:49 AM

Carpet Buying Questions
 
What's up all,

Will be having carpet installed soon on my 2nd floor and steps coming down to 1st floor. Lowe's is offering 18 months no interest next week in my area, so I will be taking advantage of this to get my carpet and padding.

Lowe's has readily available carpet on rolls that they will cut onsite for you. The cost is cheaper, so I am wondering if anyone has used this carpet and has any opinions on it. How much should I be spending to know I am getting a decent product and is there anything in particular I should look at if I choose this carpet.

Also, I know nothing about padding. I am doing a little research online, but really not coming to any conclusions. Can anyone provide any information on what I should be looking for?

Thanks
Branden

rusty baker 04-13-2012 10:29 AM

Would need to know a lot more about the carpet to help you. Weight, type of yarn, etc. With the pad, 1/2" 8 lb., unless you are getting berber carpet.

Branden 04-13-2012 12:11 PM

Hey Rusty,

This is all the information that is listed with each type of carpet that i am considering. There are 4 of them.

Name: Predator
Fiber - 100% Solution dyed BCF Polyester

Name: Nitro
Fiber - 100% stainmaster BCF Nylon 6,6

Name: Hartsfield
Fiber - 100% xtrasoft BCF Polyester

Name: Supernova
Fiber - 100% BCF PET Polyester

rusty baker 04-13-2012 12:32 PM

The Nitro would be the best because nylon yarn is second only to wool in quality. Polyester yarn will mat down over time.

Startingover 04-18-2012 02:27 PM

I've been googling reviews for installers as much as for the carpet. Good luck.

user1007 04-18-2012 08:17 PM

Quality of the padding will have a lot to do with how much life you get out of any carpet.


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