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Question DetailsAsked on 8/22/2014

Best carpet to install in home

Need to know the best carpet to install in our home. Our 2 year old Shaw carpet is really showing wear.

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I was going to say you can't easily go wrong with Shaw, Mannington, or Mohawk - but obviously you don't like Shaw now.

I recommend darker color (mid-brown or darker) and varigated color or texture, not one uniform color, to show dirt and traffic patterns less - and definitely nylon or nylon/rayon mix - though nylon can be hard on crawler's knees and elbows if you have rug rats or teen rats - makes for nasty rug burns. A continuous fiber as opposed to "staple" or bunch fiber construction will also wear a lot better.

If really showing wear, I wonder if maybe you got a wool or cotton blend, which look nice and are nice and warm but wear very quickly.

Here is an article on carpet materials that might be on interest -

Answered 5 years ago by LCD

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