10:01AM | 08/04/03
Member Since: 06/10/01
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We are thinking of replacing our carpet and someone suggested using commercial grade cut pile because we have a high traffic area. Any thoughts on this subject... anyone used commercial grade in a residential application? The house and carpet are only 5 years old. We did not pick the carpet, but I think it is fairly low quality because it does not look very nice anymore.

Part of the floor we plan to replace carpet with some kind of hardwood, but that is a question for another day.

Thanks, Bruce


03:44PM | 08/04/03
Member Since: 01/26/03
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i would not put commercial cpt down if i were you,heres why,(1) commercial cpt has no stain protection,(2) it will look flat and ugly. here,s what i would do.go to your local home depot ,or cpt store and look at good quality nylon carpet( not polyester and never olefin)a good product will have a stain warrenty,a no matt/no crush warrenty and a p.a.r of about 4(at home depot you can get all that for about $25.00 a sq.yd.) good luck


07:04AM | 08/05/03
Member Since: 06/10/01
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Thanks for the info.

I assume also that commercial grade carpet would tend to show any floor irregularities.
Initially it sounded like a good idea, but without stain protection I would be in real trouble with the grand kids.

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