Forum Title: Is this good carpet?
I was quoted $29/yard, including installation with 1/2 pad, for Shaw Anso Loyal Beauty I, Style EA162, 100% Nylon, Face Weight 29.2oz/sq. yard, R2x2 stain treatment, 3.5 performance rating. This will go into the bedrooms, 2 of which are empty, not much traffic, no pets. I plan to sell the house within 3 years, and want something that will look nice. I thought the carpet sample was pretty, felt soft, liked the color, and it was in my price range, but now I'm looking at things like face weights and performance ratings and trying to understand them. Now I'm wondering if Stainmaster or the new Smartstrand Silk might be better? Would this be decent carpet? I don't need the best carpet, but I want something that will hold up and not look cheap when I put the house on the market. I saw somewhere that 40oz should be the minimum face weight, so maybe this one isn't very good.Carpet Loyal Beauty I - EA162 - Mesa - Flooring by Shaw
Category: Carpet Post By: PHYLLIS RUSSELL (Miami Beach, FL), 01/23/2019

I'm sure someone will come along and beat me about the face and neck for saying it, but in my experience, Shaw is (unless you buy their top-line products) really a discount carpet manufacturer. Always has been. And while the #oz is usually a decent indicator of quality, and yes, 40oz carpet is going to generally be better than 29.2, in the end its going to be the amount of fibers per Sq. inch that I look for. I start spreading the fibers with my thumbs and see how much backing I can see betwixt the individual fibers. That tells me how long the fibers will be supported by the surrounding fibers, and ensure that your carpet stays 'standing' for a long time. But, and here's the rub, when its all said and done you're really going to be happiest with the carpet you like the most. Buying a carpet that doesn't thrill you, just because someone recommended it, will still leave you wondering, whenever it crosses your mind. Which it will, alot. You can't hide your floor, and it will stare back at you daily.

- MARLENE BUSH (Turlock, CA), 03/10/2019

For about $.50 more per sq. foot, I could get the next level up in the same color, the Loyal Beauty II, Style EA163, 100% Nylon, Face Weight 39oz/sq. yard, R2x2 stain treatment, 3.75 performance rating. But honestly, looking at the samples, I could not tell a difference. Of course, it might be different when it's covering the whole floor, instead of just looking at a small sample. Would it be worth it to upgrade?Carpet Loyal Beauty II - EA163 - Mesa - Flooring by Shaw

- DIANE TORRES (Huntington Beach, CA), 05/14/2019

Hanover Fist said: ? I'm sure someone will come along and beat me about the face and neck for saying it, but in my experience, Shaw is (unless you buy their top-line products) really a discount carpet manufacturer. Always has beenClick to expand... Hanover Fist said: ? . And while the #oz is usually a decent indicator of quality, and yes, 40oz carpet is going to generally be better than 29.2, in the end its going to be the amount of fibers per Sq. inch that I look for. I start spreading the fibers with my thumbs and see how much backing I can see betwixt the individual fibers. That tells me how long the fibers will be supported by the surrounding fibers, and ensure that your carpet stays 'standing' for a long time. But, and here's the rub, when its all said and done you're really going to be happiest with the carpet you like the most. Buying a carpet that doesn't thrill you, just because someone recommended it, will still leave you wondering, whenever it crosses your mind. Which it will, alot. You can't hide your floor, and it will stare back at you daily.Click to expand... Shaw also makes the best nylon in my opinion. They all put out bunk fuzz. Ive actually had more problems with other manufactures and tend to be very happy with shaw. Nylon has been king for years but great products are available now that are in comparision. Pad Pad Pad dont go cheap and almost anything will last with proper maintenance.

- AMANDA NELSON (Springdale, AR), 05/02/2019

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