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Old 02-05-2015, 10:37 AM   #1
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Its been years since my carpeting has been replaced, and will be back in market within the next few months. Any recommendations regarding carpet brands to look at or avoid or are they pretty much all the same. This is a single person household with two cats from a traffic standpoint. Should I consider buying from the big box stores such as Lowe's or Home Depot or not. Maybe I missed it is there a discussion board regarding carpeting.
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Old 02-05-2015, 01:42 PM   #2
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Carpets are pretty much all the same. All brands have good, better and best. Nylon is the best yarn. Make sure you get the right pad for the carpet you buy.
I would ask friends who they had install for them. You never know who a big box will send out. Just stay away from Empire. On the morning of the installation, they take bids from installers standing there. Whoever will work the cheapest gets the installation. Doesn't save you any money, they just make more.
Most well-trained, good installers don't work cheap. I always charged more than the other local guys and never wanted for work. But when a new product came out, I learned as much as possible about it before I would install it.
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Stay away from berber carpet...

https://www.google.com/search?q=berb...0CE4QsAQ&dpr=1
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Why would you say that? Berber can be good carpet. Most of it is very stain resistant.
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Berber is only good in rooms that are never visited.
Berber is a continuous woven strand, when broken will unravel in great links leaving bare spots.
The strand is shiny on all sides, when walked on it becomes dull. This dullness not only looks like a bad worn traffic pattern, but a dirty one as well. No matter how many times you clean the traffic pattern it still looks dirty.
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Berber is only good in rooms that are never visited.
Berber is a continuous woven strand, when broken will unravel in great links leaving bare spots.
The strand is shiny on all sides, when walked on it becomes dull. This dullness not only looks like a bad worn traffic pattern, but a dirty one as well. No matter how many times you clean the traffic pattern it still looks dirty.
Everyone is entitled to their opinion. I have installed thousands of yards of berber, without seeing those problems.
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We went with a sort of beige berber about 15 years ago, dining room living room, bedrooms, and office, and I am very pleased with it. I am not very good about removing my boots when I walk through the house, and yes, the pathways do appear matted if ignored for too long, but it comes right back with a good vacuuming.
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There's a difference between Berber and Industrial carpet.

I have installed, cleaned, and dyed way more then my share too....
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There's a difference between Berber and Industrial carpet.

I have installed, cleaned, and dyed way more then my share too....
I know the difference. I have been in the business since 1973.
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