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Jase2985
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  #1452245 17-Dec-2015 12:13
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must have been a cheap one then

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  #1452248 17-Dec-2015 12:20
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Some of my solution dyed nylon carpet is a bit over 4 years old, other than being slightly compressed it's generally looking almost as good as new. I have this one, in "cub" (brown).

 
 
 
 


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  #1454843 21-Dec-2015 22:25
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Does anyone have the smartstand carpet installed? How do these compare? I see mixed reviews about them online...

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  #1459058 30-Dec-2015 14:55
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I want to know about smartstrand as well, does anyone have those?

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  #1474352 19-Jan-2016 09:33
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Just an update - got a few more quotes.
What are your thoughts on solution dyed polyester carpet?
Also with the underlay, is it worth going to rubber underlay? Or even thicker? The quote includes 9.5mm 95kg underlay which i assume would be foam?
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  #1474353 19-Jan-2016 09:36
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EviLClouD: Just an update - got a few more quotes.
What are your thoughts on solution dyed polyester carpet?
Also with the underlay, is it worth going to rubber underlay? Or even thicker? The quote is 9.5mm 95kg underlay which i assume would be foam?
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Solution dyed polyester has been discussed above. I would definitely go with the thickest underlay you can, it's insulation and padding. I'd look at rubber underlay next time, but I haven't ever tried it.

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  #1474719 19-Jan-2016 15:14
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I'd get thicker than a 9.5mm underlay. I think we went for 12mm stuff rated at 120kg - super soft and we have no regrets going thicker.

 

IMHO the (only?) drawback of the modern SDN carpets is that they look like SDN - the consistency of colour and the nature of the way light reflects off the strands means it that to me it is an inferior looking product compared to wool.

 

Once you've spend a few hours comparing carpet samples you'll know what I mean. There's a certain wool look that none of the synthetics can match.

 

In a modern home I'd go SDN in a heartbeat, but if you are redecorating an older house and want to keep your carpet sympathetic to an older style of decorating then wool is the best choice by far.

 
 
 
 


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  #1474729 19-Jan-2016 15:44
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Yea i'll go for the thicker underlay.
I cant find anything about solution dyed polyester? Just nylon in this thread? I presume the polyester isnt as good as the nylon?

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  #1474747 19-Jan-2016 16:23
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nylon is much harder wearing (at the moment) and "the gold standard" when it comes to synthetic carpet. Polyester seems to be cheaper

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