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Old 07-24-2008, 06:16 AM   #31
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Still here.......you guys are doing a great job of occupying my days at work.

I have done lots of pricing at different store locations and nylon def makes generates a nice price increase as mentioned earlier in the thread.

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Oh, hey tiger...forgot all about you, didn't we? LOL

Sorry.

Most carpet installers I know carry jamb saws around in their toolbag to adjust the jambs to the height of the carpet. But I think they're available at retail, unless you want to measure then cut every one. But as compared to having the danger of ruining your carpet before all the walls and jambs have been put up, I'd do the carpet last.

I also think that carpet distributors may be 'piling price increases on', in today's economy. Sure, nylon raw material prices might have gone up - but some say a 50% price increase in the raw material translates into a 50% cost to you...and that's not always so. Retailers markups are a much bigger part of the picture than nylon prices are, so be patient and wait for a sale.
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Oh, hey tiger...forgot all about you, didn't we? LOL

Sorry.

Most carpet installers I know carry jamb saws around in their toolbag to adjust the jambs to the height of the carpet. But I think they're available at retail, unless you want to measure then cut every one. But as compared to having the danger of ruining your carpet before all the walls and jambs have been put up, I'd do the carpet last.

I also think that carpet distributors may be 'piling price increases on', in today's economy. Sure, nylon raw material prices might have gone up - but some say a 50% price increase in the raw material translates into a 50% cost to you...and that's not always so. Retailers markups are a much bigger part of the picture than nylon prices are, so be patient and wait for a sale.
Thanks for the suggestion. I am a little impatient being so close to the project end but I will wait and watch.
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Old 07-24-2008, 08:35 AM   #34
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First off the cut pile berber is actually called a "LCL" Level, Cut,loop
it those vine patterns, or diamonds etc and the pattern of the cpt is constructed of a loop design, the rest of the carpet is a cut pile straight up yarn.
These are BY FAR the most popular design in todays market.
I'm saddened by all the "old school, set in their own ways" carpet guys in this thread. feel like I'm working with my father who built the empire of a store I work in today, yet he has little clue on actual product knowledgement.

PET polyester= horrible
"oh I can bleach my stains! YAY!"
what does that matter when your carpet wears awful?

Get yourself a BCF "bulk continuis Filament"nylon
Stainmaster branded (A MUST) (1-800 support number to call if you spill something and can't get it out or are unsure on what to use)
Also, they stand BEHIND their products.
Generic or manufactures warranties are what I like to call "tail light guaruntee) It's good as far as u can see the installers van flying down the street after installing it. Most and all claims of non-branded fibers after one year and they basically give you the finger. Buy a stainmaster and they'll most likely replace it. Yet, problem is I never have wear or staining issues w/stainmaster
solid beber
LCL (todays trend)
or a frieze (popular also)

also as far as a pad goes get a 7-8lb, rebonded pad, W/ a spill guard on the top. This prevents dust dirt and liquids from going down into the pad.
Ever get your carpet cleaned and it looks good for a few day? Then the stains reappear? That's because it is wicking back up through the pad from the hot steam extraction that they use to clean it.

Go to stainmaster.com for a local dealer
trust me Home depot does not give this type and quality away and you are going to pay more or MABY(which i doubt less) but the headaches you'll have to deal with will be unbearable. (complaints.com) LOLOLOLOL

Also go to two stores, bring your floor plan.

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