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Nylon vs. wool carpet pros and con

Posted by alizacf (My Page) on
Tue, Feb 28, 12 at 21:08

I am about to choose carpets for my entire house. I have seen some very nice wool ones but am wondering how they compare to nylon carpets. My previous carpets were all nylon and held up beautifully for many years ( 20+) . Any carpet experts out there who can advise?


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RE: Nylon vs. wool carpet pros and con

We are always attracted to wool carpets (just go to them without knowing they are wool initially). IMO there is nothing like it but I think that for wall to wall I wouldn't choose it. We have it in our bedroom (Karastan) and it has held up very well for about 20 years but unless you get spots out immediately it is difficult - that is with plain colors. If you have a pattern of course that is different and our wool orientals with patterns never show anything and will last forever! For our side porch we are going with a Karastan nylon. I hope we don't get any outgassing though.


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RE: Nylon vs. wool carpet pros and con

alizacf - just wondering what brand and type of nylon carpet you had that lasted so well - I'm in the market.


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