Bliss carpet by Beaulieu? Anyone have opinion?
I have been looking at carpet all weekend. I was almost convinced to go with a Stainmaster nylon 55 oz for $3.29 sq ft. We have 1272 sqft we are replacing...total price came to $4600.
Then today I decided to stop in at another store. I found a fantastic sale on Bliss carpet (made by Beualieu). It is approximately 50 oz polyester (according to the salesperson who made an educated guess because it is not stated in their computer system). It is from the Softsense line, and it is very soft. It's a short cut frieze. The biggest selling point for me is that it caries the CRI Green Plus label, which means that it is very low voc-emitting, a major concern for us. It is 100% solution dyed polyester filament. Another bonus is it is about $1000 less expensive, coming in around $3600.
Our current carpet is almost 10 yrs old and though not stained, it is matted down and looks crummy (a level 1 or 2 upgrade from builder grade, which isn't saying much). I am mostly concerned with the carpet not becoming matted down, especially on the stairs. We are only planning to be in this house for about 2-4 more years, so we want something that will look good for awhile without going overboard. We are in the process of replacing all the 1st level carpet with hardwood floors, and we don't want to sink too much money into the carpet. But it needs to be soft, easy to clean, not matte down, and look nice.
I don't know much about Bliss carpet. I am very tempted to go with it due to price and low voc emmissions. What do you think? I realize nylon will wear better, but it may fade. Also, since we will only be here a few more years, will polyester be ok, or should we cough up another $1000 for the nylon?