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Topic # 189077 16-Dec-2015 11:23
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Hey, we're looking to recarpet our house.
Is there anything we need to look out for or advice to take into consideration?
We're based in Wellington - does anyone have any recommendations on which company to use/avoid or are they all essentially the same?
Thanks

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  Reply # 1451446 16-Dec-2015 11:34
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You can go wool or solution dyed nylon - I got nylon a couple of years back, it's soft, doesn't fade as much, and is really good. We went for thicker than standard (carpet comes in multiple thicknesses), I love the softness. Also consider your underlay - do you want the standard form, the thicker foam (got it, like it), there are also options like rubber.

I used Devon and Patterson, I was happy with them.




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  Reply # 1451451 16-Dec-2015 11:37
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Our neighbour recently did their house with that Rhino stuff that carpet court I think it is sell. They said it was really nicely priced and it feels nice to walk on. pretty sure its pile rather than loop.

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  Reply # 1451608 16-Dec-2015 14:29
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Agree with everything timmmay said - thick pile solution dyed nylon (Godfrey Hearst) and decent underlay. Bootiful and soft - which I didn't really expect with nylon. First gen nylon carpets felt quite hard but those days have long gone.

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  Reply # 1451680 16-Dec-2015 15:33
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We did a few rooms in our old house before we sold it - was really threadbare in places and was not a good look for prospective buyers. Agree with @timmmay - the nylons these days are great compared to the ones I remember from a couple of decades ago, and usually easier to clean than wool as well.

We used Parmar's in Petone and they were really good.

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  Reply # 1452039 17-Dec-2015 08:14
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From experience, go for cut pile rather than loop.  Loops invariably get caught on things (cats for example) and pull out looking like there's fluff sitting on the floor.




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  Reply # 1452193 17-Dec-2015 11:14
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SDN is the way to go. But just a thought on going for thicker carpet/underlay than you currently have. We recently re did our house in SDN with 11mm Underlay and we had to trim the bases of all of our internal doors as the carpet was now a lot higher than the previous low grade rubbish that was there. Trimming a house load of internal doors was a PITA and something was I stuffed up on several doors.

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  Reply # 1452219 17-Dec-2015 11:37
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We are about to do new carpet too and are definitely going to use nylon. Our house has had 'carpet beetle' which basically loves to eat wool carpet. The carpet in the corners of most our rooms has been eaten bare.
Do a search on google. BTW it looks like we will be going with Carpet Mill.

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  Reply # 1452224 17-Dec-2015 11:44
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I have nylon, hate it, i would only go wool next time.

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  Reply # 1452228 17-Dec-2015 11:50
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reven: I have nylon, hate it, i would only go wool next time.


care to expand a little?

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  Reply # 1452231 17-Dec-2015 11:56
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As has been said - pretty much every shop we went to suggested staying away from wool unless you were 100% dead set.

The Rhino stuff is really nice.

As always get as many quotes as you can from different places and set yourself a budget. Unfortunately most places won't give you a square metre measurement on the quote. 

Our quotes ranged from 2.5k -> 9.5k obviously wildly varying qualities and cost of install.

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  Reply # 1452233 17-Dec-2015 11:57
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The feel is rubbish compared to wool, quality no where near as good and started to err fluff? Go funny, only 3 years old.

Difference between nylon and wool is night and day imo

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  Reply # 1452239 17-Dec-2015 12:06
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reven: The feel is rubbish compared to wool, quality no where near as good and started to err fluff? Go funny, only 3 years old.

Difference between nylon and wool is night and day imo


 

What brand/type did you get?

There are a lot of different nylon types, cuts and qualities, same with wool.

One bad experience shouldn't write off an entire material.



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  Reply # 1452240 17-Dec-2015 12:08
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wasabi2k:
reven: The feel is rubbish compared to wool, quality no where near as good and started to err fluff? Go funny, only 3 years old.

Difference between nylon and wool is night and day imo


What brand/type did you get?

There are a lot of different nylon types, cuts and qualities, same with wool.

One bad experience shouldn't write off an entire material.




totally agree, just saying my experience with it.  I have no idea the brand, bought the house from Generation Homes and I just had a choice of colour.  But having been through show homes with wool carpet, you can instantly feel the difference. 

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  Reply # 1452243 17-Dec-2015 12:12
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reven: The feel is rubbish compared to wool, quality no where near as good and started to err fluff? Go funny, only 3 years old.

Difference between nylon and wool is night and day imo


parents had nylon in their last house and it was 15 years old and never had any issues liek you have stated.

you must have had either a bad batch or a cheap carpet

look at all the people saying nylon is the way to go in this thread. do you think they would be saying that if issues like you have mentioned were common?

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  Reply # 1452244 17-Dec-2015 12:13
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Jase2985:
reven: The feel is rubbish compared to wool, quality no where near as good and started to err fluff? Go funny, only 3 years old.

Difference between nylon and wool is night and day imo


parents had nylon in their last house and it was 15 years old and never had any issues liek you have stated.

you must have had either a bad batch or a cheap carpet

look at all the people saying nylon is the way to go in this thread. do you think they would be saying that if issues like you have mentioned were common?


totally agree, i was just giving my opinion/experience.  

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