Forum Title: Home Depot SoftSpring Carpet vs ?
So far we have not found anything softer than Home Depots Mohawk Softspring Cashmere II carpet. From reading on here I find nylon is also more recommended than polyester. The local store is trying to find something to match HD. They are recommending Dream Weaver polyester carpet which I think is made by Shaw. It is soft but seems less dense and if you look close it looks like its more frizzy and I can pull the little frizzy pieces out when pulling on it unlike the nylon. The softspring is more expensive... if it is truly a better carpet then I'm going to go ahead and get it but figured I'd ask to see if anyone had any recommendations. Looking for very soft for high traffic area that is going to last. Also I'd like to hear anyones opinion on the Softspring carpet at HD if anyone has any experience with it... I guess its pretty new so maybe not too much on it yet? Thanks
Category: Carpet Post By: TRACY YANG (Kalamazoo, MI), 02/26/2019

I get the impression you are not looking at the whole picture and only focusing on softness. Are you going to walk on the carpet or lay on it and pet it? Softer yarns are made from thinner fibers. Thinner fibers are less resilient (crush easier and are less likely to pop back after traffic). Polyesters are less resilient than nylons of the same fiber thickness. There is a reason your toothbrush bristles are made from nylon and not from polyester. By focusing on the softness you may be setting yourself up for disappointment later on. I would not recommend P.E.T. polyesters - they crush and flatten.

- TRACEY QUINN (Pinellas Park, FL), 03/25/2019

Yes, SoftSpring is soft and looks nice, but beware, it is *impossible* to vacuum. We just had it installed and our vacuum will not pull through it. So we got a new vacuum. This one is just as difficult. I suspect one of the protective/static coatings makes it difficult to slide anything on it. So, while its beautiful to look at, it's going to be murder to clean. I would recommend this carpet.

- CATHY DAVIDSON (Oro Valley, AZ), 03/16/2019

KKim said: ? I would recommend this carpet.Click to expand... You mean would NOT?

- STACY DOUGLAS (Tustin, CA), 05/11/2019

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