Carpet experts please weigh in on my options

chayDecember 8, 2012

Please give me some feedback about carpet. Long story short: carpet installed in our bedroom and home office was defective and now we have to choose another carpet for full replacement in both rooms. Has to be Karastan because that was the original brand. 2 adults and 2 dogs in our home. My fantasy wish list:
--- Short pile - not with loops, the dog's toenails catch the loops and pull them.
--- Minimal traffic pattern and vacuum pattern
--- Mixed or flecked color rather than solid. Sadly, I don't really like the look of the mixed color styles I've seen such as Pacific Culture and Global Bay.

After getting specs from the carpet rep I made a chart with 9 different styles, 5 are Triexta and 4 are nylon. I've tried to narrow down the choices.

Beachfront Estate
Nylon continuous filament, tufted textured cut pile
Twist - 6.0
Gauge - 1/8
Pile height - .472
Stitches / inch - 12
Pile weight - 30-36
Density - 2692
PAR - 3.50

Nylon Weardated Kashmere, textured cut pile
Twist - 6.0
Gauge - 1/8
Pile height - .673
Stitches / inch - 11.67
Pile weight - 50-54
Density - 2883
PAR - 3.50

Simply Stunning
Triexta Sorona, textured cut pile
Twist - 5.50
Gauge - 1/10
Pile height - .550
Stitches / inch - 8.83
Pile weight - 53.90
Density - 3528
PAR - 3.50

Forever Fashion
Triexta Sorona, textured cut pile
Twist - 5.50
Gauge - 1/10
Pile height - .503
Stitches - 7.43
Pile weight - 39.20
Density - 2806
PAR - 3.50

Sorry for the long post! Any feedback would be appreciated, including recommendations for something that I haven't considered.

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You picked some really great products imo

I would lean towards Simply Stunning and Forever Fashion. Triexta will always be a great choice for the things you are looking for- stain/soil resistance, durability, softness, wears well for a long time, etc.

Always love to see someone who does their homework!

    Bookmark   December 12, 2012 at 5:41PM
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