carpet break in period....?

Discussion in 'Carpet Q&A' started by sbooth21, Aug 26, 2017.

  1. sbooth21

    sbooth21 Active Member

    I really appreciate it, I love all the knowledge here.
     
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  2. SteveG

    SteveG Pro Member

    Other than being a loop (given the risks with a dog and loop carpet) that looks like a good quality piece. I'd also like to point out that there is a big difference between my couch potato boxer with his long nails and a working police dog that is likely to have more worn down or trimmed nails. You probably run less risk with a very active dog.
     
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  3. sbooth21

    sbooth21 Active Member

    Good point, plus my dog isn't allowed to do anything other than chill when inside. Playing is for outside :).

    Is there a good frieze type or textured saxony carpet I should look at? If I'm going to have to see some level of footprints it might as well be soft and snag free.
     

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  4. Daris Mulkin

    Daris Mulkin The One and Only Charter Member I Support TFP Senior Member

    If you don't want foot prints don't get soft.

    :old:

    Daris
     
  5. Jim McClain

    Jim McClain Owner/Founder Administrator

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    Good dog! Thank you for your service. :yesss:
     
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  6. sbooth21

    sbooth21 Active Member

    I'm super confused....everything I am reading is saying that a high twist frieze helps hide foot prints, I realize it won't be completely footprint free. Is this not accurate? My carpet now is rough as h*ll, I'm just saying that if I'm going to concede my fight with the footprint free carpet search Id be open to a non loop style carpet.
     
  7. Daris Mulkin

    Daris Mulkin The One and Only Charter Member I Support TFP Senior Member

    These new soft carpets show most everything. It also hates vacuuming only with certain types of sweeper. Sorry don't know what else to tell you. Like I said earlier there isn't a carpet made that isn't going to show somewhat. Even commercial loop will show some things. Sorry I guess I'm the bad guy here. But just telling it like it is.

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    Daris
     
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  8. sbooth21

    sbooth21 Active Member

    You're not a bad guy. I appreciate all the help i'm getting. The carpet business is just so confusing. All I want is a carpet that will hold up to kids and dogs and show a "minimal" amount of footprints. I would imagine that a lot of people are in my boat, and I find it hard to believe that the carpet industry hasn't come up with a carpet to fill these needs...

    The hard part is going into the store and asking for these qualities and getting sold a carpet that doesn't perform as expected. Us as consumers are at the mercy of the salesman and their knowledge and HONESTY. Which is why I am here, I am hoping non biased people with a tn of knowledge can point me in the right direction.
     
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  9. sbooth21

    sbooth21 Active Member

    Thank you sir!
     
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  10. Mike Sliwinski

    Mike Sliwinski The Doctor Is In Senior Member

    I believe Darris is talking about a relatively new product
    (probably 10 years ago, or more) called ' Tactesse Nylon '.............. Its soft like wool and susceptible to track marks.

    Maybe go with old school Nylon track-less plush, that is, if they still market it
    that way ?........The fiber is called CFN 6.6 Nylon. That stands for continuous filament nylon, and will not pill or fuzz. It's soft !! just not like wool and
    if you choose a lighter color, the track marks show less.

    Best of luck, nice looking dog and tattoo !!
     
  11. sbooth21

    sbooth21 Active Member

    Thanks! Would you mind posting a link to what you're describing? So I can get a visual of what you're talking about. It seems like there's 800 different kinds of nylon. Every time I pick up a sample and look on the back I see a different type of nylon.
     
  12. Elmer Fudd

    Elmer Fudd Administwative Asst. Charter Member I Support TFP Senior Member

    I would like to make a comparison of sorts....but first i need to know what line of work you are in sbooth21? Since you say it is a working police dog, can I assume you are a LEO?
     
  13. sbooth21

    sbooth21 Active Member

    Yessir, you can probably see my SWAT tattoo peaking out there.
     
  14. Jim McClain

    Jim McClain Owner/Founder Administrator

    Do we need a new textbox to fill in when people register on TFP - "What's yer sign?" :D
     
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  15. Elmer Fudd

    Elmer Fudd Administwative Asst. Charter Member I Support TFP Senior Member

    Kinda thought so!.
    Let's say your chief wanted to hire a couple new officers, and said I will only hire guys who have proven themselves in extensive testing. They must be physically strong, able to work long hours, make split second decisions with 100% accuracy, never make a mistake and willing to work here for 25 years or longer. Oh, they must also be sensitive caring individuals who put others ahead of themselves, and they will be underpaid and underappreciated.
    We all might chuckle and say "does he live in the real world", at best the guys on the street are a compromise of all those things, some better than others, all better than nothing!
    Carpet is much the same way, we want it .....
    1. Beautiful
    2. Long lasting
    3. Easy to clean
    4. Shows no footprints
    5. Won't snag or pull
    6. Inexpensive
    I believe you are going to have to make some compromises when you select your carpet. Like I tell my wife, pick what YOU like (color, style, looks) we will worry about price and longevity later.

    Had a friend who use to say "good quality, quickly done, at a cheap price"...pick two because you can never have all three together!
     
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  16. Mike Sliwinski

    Mike Sliwinski The Doctor Is In Senior Member

    I found a link / blog, not about the Nylon thing, but very informative, it's missing a few descriptive photo's, but still, in my opinion, very helpful for a detail oriented consumer.

    Best of luck and thanks for the public service.
    The Truth About "Trackless" Carpet - Mercer Carpet One
     
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  17. sbooth21

    sbooth21 Active Member

    Great analogy, I consider myself a reasonable guy and I am willing to look past some things.

    A little bit of an update. I inspected my carpet and learned that you guys were right! It does have some "Cut" fibers on the mix, making it a cut and loop style. Shaw described it as a berber and loop only carpet, so I made a call to them. I told them what was going on and even over the phone they said it should not be a cut loop carpet. They told me to file a claim. Does anyone have any experience dealing with this?

    I would like something like this:
     

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  18. sbooth21

    sbooth21 Active Member

    not this:
     

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  19. sbooth21

    sbooth21 Active Member

    Thank you!
     
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