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Three Carpet Brands Compared

Identifying the right brand of carpeting for your home can seem impossible and even more daunting when you begin to consider the variety of options available. Choosing fiber content (wool, nylon, polyester), carpet style (loop, shag, recycled), stain protection solutions, color and warranty choices may have you looking at your old carpet as not so bad after all. Area Floors design consultants understand how overwhelming carpet shopping can be we are here to help if you need us.

All carpeting looks pretty much the same on the surface making it hard to understand why one carpet is so much more expensive than another. But, we all know that looks can be deceiving and it is our goal to help you identify the differences beyond the surface by comparing three carpet brands. The family friendly carpeting solutions from Godfrey Hirst Carpet, Mohawk Flooring and Shaw Floors are similarly rated for durability, price, and maintenance.

Brand: Godfrey Hirst Carpet
Style: Easy Living at Home -Adams
Godfrey Hirst Carpet offers a wide range of residential and commercial carpets. Easy Living@Home is made from Polyester Spectral Solution Dyed Fibers. What this means is that the polyester strands that make up the carpet have been colored in a bath of dye, as the carpet is being made rather than applying the dye to the finished product. The type of fiber used in these polyester carpets creates a thick and full softness to the touch. Polyester is also a non porous material making this fiber stain resistant. With a polyester carpet you can almost always expect a lower price. The entire line of Easy Living @ Home is so stylish it will fool you that it’ so economical.

So what do you get with this product?

    • A thick, economical, stain resistant carpet
    • Fade resistant lasting color
    • Scotchgard – Added stain protection
    • 10 year warranty

Brand: Shaw Floors 
Style:  Anso Nylon *Color Wall
Shaw Floor’s Anso Nylon “The Color Wall” in 80 different colors may look just like the others but there is one big difference, its made of nylon fibers. Anso Nylon is 20% stronger and keeps its shape much better then any polyester carpeting fibers. The ideal carpeting solution for families with kids, pets, and busy lifestyles looking for a long-lasting carpet that cleans up like new time after time. Cleaning this carpet is easy, with the added R2X stain and soil resistance. Spills sit on top of the carpet and won’t sink right in giving you time to react and clean up the mess. Slightly more expensive but well worth the investment, nylon carpets will continue looking new for many years to come. As with all of its flooring, Shaw Floors uses recycled materials that are engineered to be recycled, Anso® nylon contains post- consumer carpet and has cradle-to-cradle certification.

So what do you get with this product?

    • Sustainable Cradle-to-Cradle Eco-Friendly Design
    • Limited Lifetime: Stain, Soil, Pet Urine Stains
    • 20-Year: Labor Inclusive, Texture Retention, Abrasive Wear, Quality Assurance
    • Transferable Warranties

Brand: Mohawk
Style: Delicate Charm – Smart Strand Silk
This carpet is one of the softest around. What we like about Mohawk’s Smartstand Silk is the feeling you get when you rub your hand across the fibers, you won’t want to sit on your furniture ever again. This carpet will certainly keep your toes comfortable with its unique soft fibers. The down side? This carpet is thick and so soft its hard to vacuum. Something to think about if you want this soft carpet in your home. Made partly with corn, Smartstrand is environmentally smart  emitting 63% less greenhouse gas. Made from BCF Triexta, Smartstrand is the only carpet with built-in stain and soil resistance that will NEVER wear or wash off. Mohawk said it wouldn’t stain and proved it by performing a stain removal test for us. We were amazed at how easily the mustard, red wine and other stains disappeared. See for yourself in the video.

So what do you get with this product?

    • A soft, durable, Eco-friendly carpet
    • Built in Stain Protection
    • Lifetime Stain and Soil Warranty
    • 25 Year Quality Warranty

Now that you have a better understanding of carpet materials and features you are ready to match these qualities up against your carpet requirements. Learn how to choose the right carpet for your home, browse some of our  carpet catalogs online for color and style ideas or visit our showroom to feel the difference in carpets. Bring in some swatches from the room you are remodeling and our Flooring Experts will help you compare carpets based on your budget and needs.

 

 

6 comments

  • February 28, 2013 2:30 amPosted 1 year ago
    Carpet Mesa

    I have carpets in my house however I do yearn for wooden floors. I gues it depends on the general aesthetics of the property.

    I love that image of the living space, those beams overheard look sensational!

    I agree, if sealed properly you’ll get a sense of heat from wooden floors, I ne’er thought of having it within the lavatory tho’, I invariably fanciful that I’d have paving stone tiles or one thing very, very cold!

    Great post

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    March 18, 2013 4:56 amPosted 1 year ago
    Jennifer Reynolds

    This is really amazing video . Thanks for sharing such a beautiful video.
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  • March 21, 2013 12:10 amPosted 1 year ago
    Texas Flooring Professionals

    This is really a great article. Nice to read and know about these three brands. The information you have shared are extremely valuable and will utilized it in near future by sharing with clients. Look forward for more information on such kind of topic from you. Keep sharing and many thanks for sharing.
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    August 27, 2013 6:08 amPosted 1 year ago
    pam

    I hate my mohawk carpet!
    It did not hold up at all…showed a weird wear pattern right away..
    Mohawk sent someone to look at it and they said it was normal wear..
    in the shape of a question mark?????

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      August 29, 2013 10:39 amPosted 1 year ago
      admin (Author)

      Thanks for your feedback, its really important to get this type of information from someone living with the carpet in there home.. Can you tell us more about the carpet.. what fiber type, what type of style such as a pattern, or type of pile?

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    October 1, 2013 9:27 amPosted 1 year ago
    Dennis Dugan

    I purchased Mohawk Sos Lucky Star @ Lowes.
    Most expensive they had & even used their pad. I was tired of replacing Nylon carpet every 6-7 years. Warrant 25 years stain & wear.

    18 months later, after several calls to Mohawk, I just had it steam cleaned by Sears and it looks as bad as the 7 year old nylon carpet!

    Mohawk told me not to use any spot cleaners, my trusty (70& alchol, 10% vinagar, & few drops of dish soap)! just warm water & dish soap!
    spots hard to get out but the weal & change in color makes me mad.

    Now we will see how they stand behinh their product.

    I am starting with Lowes.

    Denny

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