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Scully 12-26-2011 12:27 AM

New Carpet Dilemma
 
i had my living room and 2 bedrooms installed with new carpet. the brand of the carpet is called "bliss" and it's in a light gray color (posey). frankly, the carpet shows every single footprint and track and the color isn't consistently gray. i think it looks really bad.

bliss offers a “You’ll love it or we’ll take it back” Guarantee and i'm tempted to ask them to take it back.

what would you do? i really want a uniform, modern, grayish tone color carpet.

oh'mike 12-26-2011 07:36 AM

If they were bold enough to make that claim--take them up on it--

You will loose the cost of the installation labor but if you hate it that might be worth the expense.

gregzoll 12-26-2011 09:30 AM

Carpet will do that when you vacuum and/or walk on it. It is just the nature of the beast when it catches the light, when the piles shift. If you are not satisfied with the appearance, by all means contact the company you purchased it from and tell them that you are not satisfied with how it looks after it was installed.

It is really hard to get a good idea on carpeting, when you just have a 2x2 sample to set down and look at.

Scully 12-26-2011 09:36 AM

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Originally Posted by gregzoll (Post 803364)
Carpet will do that when you vacuum and/or walk on it. It is just the nature of the beast when it catches the light, when the piles shift. If you are not satisfied with the appearance, by all means contact the company you purchased it from and tell them that you are not satisfied with how it looks after it was installed.

It is really hard to get a good idea on carpeting, when you just have a 2x2 sample to set down and look at.

you're right about not being able to gauge the true look of the carpet just from sample.

i know certain carpets don't show footprints or tracks at all. the one i have is very plush, but shows everything.

rusty baker 12-26-2011 12:44 PM

All plushes show footprints. You should have bought a sculptured or a berber.

Scully 12-26-2011 12:46 PM

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Originally Posted by rusty baker (Post 803504)
All plushes show footprints. You should have bought a sculptured or a berber.

i know. this was my 1st carpet purchase ever. this is what i should've bought. what are your thoughts on this type of carpet?

http://www.blissflooring.com/bliss/c...atex-1200.aspx

gregzoll 12-26-2011 01:42 PM

I really would not worry about it, except that deep plush carpets tend to hold more dirt, and in turn you have to have them cleaned more often by Chemdry, etc.

rusty baker 12-26-2011 03:28 PM

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Originally Posted by Scully (Post 803507)
i know. this was my 1st carpet purchase ever. this is what i should've bought. what are your thoughts on this type of carpet?

http://www.blissflooring.com/bliss/c...atex-1200.aspx


Medium grade olefin plush. Just above builder's grade. Not as durable as nylon. Tends to mat. Won't stain.

Scully 12-26-2011 05:49 PM

this is the carpet i have installed.

http://www.blissflooring.com/bliss/c...nBac-1200.aspx

it just looks like a blotchy white/gray mess. i'm kind of annoyed with the static electricity from walking on it.

rusty baker 12-26-2011 06:01 PM

If you want a carpet that will retain it's looks, stay away from polyester. Buy nylon yarn.

Scully 12-26-2011 06:06 PM

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Originally Posted by rusty baker (Post 803734)
If you want a carpet that will retain it's looks, stay away from polyester. Buy nylon yarn.

you mean something like this? will this show footprint and tracks?

http://www.blissflooring.com/bliss/c...nBac-1200.aspx

rusty baker 12-26-2011 06:18 PM

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Originally Posted by Scully (Post 803743)
you mean something like this? will this show footprint and tracks?

http://www.blissflooring.com/bliss/c...nBac-1200.aspx

It will show some. Step on a sample and see. That is a lot better carpet than the first one.

Scully 12-26-2011 06:20 PM

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Originally Posted by rusty baker (Post 803758)
It will show some. Step on a sample and see. That is a lot better carpet than the first one.

which of these is better and why?

http://www.blissflooring.com/bliss/c...atex-1200.aspx

http://www.blissflooring.com/bliss/c...nBac-1200.aspx

rusty baker 12-26-2011 06:22 PM

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Originally Posted by Scully (Post 803760)

Second one is heavier and better yarn.

Scully 12-26-2011 06:24 PM

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Originally Posted by rusty baker (Post 803763)
Second one is heavier and better yarn.

the first one being loop, should show less footprint and track?


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