Comparing Mohawk Smartstrand
We are re-carpeting a large are of our home (approx. 2280 square feet) and are looking at Mohawk's SmartStrand Sorona fiber carpet. We are trying to decide between three different styles. The first has a twist of 6.5, face weight of 65 oz. and density of 3357, the second style has a twist of 6.5, face weight of 56.8 oz. and density of 3080, and the third style has a twist of 5.5, face weight of 58.8 oz. and density of 2936. Of course, the third style with the lower twist of 5.5 and lower density of 2936 is the cheapest. In fact, this third one is the Silk III that Home Depot buys in bulk so it would end up being about $2300 cheaper than the other two. Does anyone have any idea whether we would notice a difference in terms of quality, texture retention, or otherwise if we went with the cheaper one over one of the more expensive ones. Because we are doing such a large area we want to get it right. We have budgeted enough money for the more expensive ones but I don't like to waste money if we won't even notice a difference. We think going with the SmartStrand is the way to go but I am just not sure if we need to spend the extra money for the higher twist and density. Will this matter?