Forum Title: stainmaster carpet choices
We are carpeting a walkout basement, 1800 square feet with large rec room, hall way and 3 bedrooms. Carpeting will go over cement slab. Traffic is medium except for moderately high traffic lane across rec room from entry to the rec room over to entry to the hallway. We have 2 kids and 2 dogs. I have never had huge problems with getting stains out of carpets so I am more worried about a worn traffic lane across my rec room and down the hall while the rest of the carpet looks fine. So looking at 1) stain master pet protect C7072 Best in Show which is plush cut pile, 75oz face weight, 6.4 twist, 4034 density. other is 2) pet protect 7L605 Baxter IV which is textured cut pile, face weight 68oz, twist 6.0, density 2658. Either with pet protect pad. would love any opinions on these for our application. Wondering if these will crush in traffic zone. I like the textured carpet better but it's density is so much lower. Any thoughts/recommendations?
Category: Carpet Post By: ROY REED (Eugene, OR), 02/27/2019

Not reasonable to put a hard surface in the traffic pattern area? There was a builder that would tile entry to home with walk area out of tile to kitchen and master bedroom. It worked very well, though I've ripped up a few for new homeowners wanting those lanes removed and replaced with new carpet. Appearance retention will be different in path areas, just a matter of time. I'm not sure if there is a rating for that particular situation, or at what level of quality/design it becomes negligible such as the high end commercial carpet where it doesn't look like it's been walked upon.

- Lyndi (Utica, NY), 03/12/2019

jhenson said: ? Wondering if these will crush in traffic zone. I like the textured carpet better but it's density is so much lower. Any thoughts/recommendations?Click to expand... Yes... As far as wear and crushing is concerned any cut pile will show signs of both in high traffic areas. A suggestion other than a hard surface might be to go with a level loop or cut and loop type carpet in the rec room and hallway... There are many patterns and styles to choose from. Stick with nylon fiber for the best wear.

- WILLIE BARKER (Sunrise, FL), 03/19/2019

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