Frieze Carpet Owners, Advice Sought

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  1. The Smith

    The Smith Supporting Member

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    My wife and I recently ordered frieze carpeting for our home. It won't be installed for another 2-3 weeks. While researching what vacuum to use on it, I came across quite a few homeowners disenchanted with it. Specifically: it frays if vacuumed with a beater bar/brush, and retains dirt deep down if vacuumed without using a beater bar.

    I haven't signed any contract, but I've put down a non-refundable $200 deposit on it. I'd like to hear some anecdotal stories as we decide whether to proceed with the purchase.

    Thanks
     
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    This must be a berber crowd.
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    Lime green shag.
     
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    Unhappy with ours. Bought a complete new construction home in November 2007. The home is pretty high end but I don't know how good the carpet is. All I know is it took about a year to look really worn and it doesn't respond real well to vacuuming. I would not choose a frieze again.
     
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    Machine made wall to wall carpet is always a bad choice. 100% wool is okay for some applications like bedrooms. Anything with synthetic fibers gives off toxic fumes and starts to look cheap and dirty quickly. Wool is the way to go on the floor. Hand knotted wool is always best but pricey.
     

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