Mohawk carpet: what do you think?

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Old 08-04-05, 01:32 PM
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Mohawk carpet: what do you think?

We have a carpet allowance to spend once we close on our house. The house DESPERATELY needs carpet! LoL This house was built in 1979 and I don't think it has ever seen new carpet since. It's gross....

Anywho, this is the carpet we have chosen. Mohawk Coastal Charm (frieze style) in either Nutria or Nomad color. Anybody have this stuff? Any opinons on it?

We have two small children (little boy is 3 and little girl is 17 months) so resiliency (sp?) is very important. (Thinking about them running around and staining).

Thanks for the input!
 
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Old 08-04-05, 08:39 PM
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Coastal Charm is a polyester product and is made from recycled plastic bottles. Mohawk is the world's largest recycler of plastic bottles to turn into fiber for carpets and stuffing for pillows. Polyester tends to be less resilient than other fibers, but manufacturers claim that in recent years that they have made it more resilient. Although touted to be more stain resistant than nylon, polyester and P.E.T. will tend to mat and crush prematurely when compared to nylon. Check for a texture retention warranty. The carpet style "frieze" tends to be extremely durable, and long wearing and great for active homes.
 
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Old 08-08-05, 03:54 PM
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I agree with twelvepole....

We sell a fair amount of it as a fairly good lower-end product. The frieze-style will help some with the resiliance and poly is said to be a little more stain-friendly.......stick with the frieze style and look for something more dense than Coastal Charm as the little tufts help keep each other up if there are more of them closer together. Also try for the nylon...a continuos fiber strand will eleminate carpet "shedding".

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Old 08-08-05, 07:53 PM
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Originally Posted by brenteverett
We sell a fair amount of it as a fairly good lower-end product. The frieze-style will help some with the resiliance and poly is said to be a little more stain-friendly.......stick with the frieze style and look for something more dense than Coastal Charm as the little tufts help keep each other up if there are more of them closer together. Also try for the nylon...a continuos fiber strand will eleminate carpet "shedding".
I understand that prices in different areas are, well, different. I have a $2000 limit for approx. 970 SF. I know the way the carpet can be cut sometimes is a play in how you lay/use the carpet when installed, but 970 SF is just a round quotable figure... I don't think we can get a nylon in that price range. And I heard that the nylon wasn't as stain friendly.

Does anyone have this type of carpet in their home? How do you like it? Is it soft enough to live with???

Thanks for the responses!!!
 
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Old 08-12-05, 11:07 PM
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Coastal Charm sells in our market for about $16- $18 per yard installed. That said, it is one of the better priced friezes. If you are going to go into a darker color I would highly look at a solid plush, preferably a branded nylon. And if you could afford it good "cut berbers" with a stainmaster or comparable can be had starting around $20 installed per yard. Hope that helps.
 
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Old 08-13-05, 06:46 AM
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Thanks for the advice and reply floormeinwy, but I think Coastal Charm is our limit as far as quality and characteristically what we want. We are not too keen on berber, and a solid plush just shows too much wear and staining (two very small children) for me I think. I talked to quite a few other people, both carpet purchasers and other companies, and I think Coastal Charm is the way to go. Just now deciding on whether or not to go Nutria or Nomad color... LoL Every single carpet quote we got, everyone raved about the Coastal Charm (or their equivalent) since it was a great carpet for our price range. We could have spent some more and gotten a better one (you can ALWAYS get something better!) but we honestly can't afford to right now.

I appreciate the replies and advice though. I just hope that it all turns out like I'm hoping!

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