Today a Emma writes:
I am looking for carpet for our family room, bedroom, and steps in our basement. We are retired but have grandchildren and do use our steps and family room a lot. So I want something that will stand up and not mat down. The carpet I am looking at is Lees Carpet Good Vibrations. I was wondering if you have any reviews on this carpet. Thanks
While I haven’t seen any specific reviews on Lees Carpet Good Vibrations, I’m willing to bet that the carpet should work well for you. I’ve come to this conclusion based on the usage you described, the carpet type and the carpet fiber.
Good Vibrations by Lees is made out of Triexta carpet fiber. Triexta, also known as PTT (polytrimethylene terephthalate) is an eco friendly carpet fiber, since it is made of recycled plastics – mainly pop bottles. You may have heard of another carpet fiber also known as the pop bottle carpet or PET (polyethylene terephthalate).
Triexta is similar to similar to PET, only Triexta fibers are newer and better. PET carpet fibers are known for being stain resistant but not as great on wear and tear. While Triexta has the permanent stain resistance coupled with a durability superior to traditional polyester and comparable to the best nylons.
So when you add this durability in with the style you are looking at, it’s a great choice. The cut and loop design of the Good Vibrations style will add to the durability over time and should remain looking new for quite a while. Just about the only thing I would war you against, is letting your grandkids play on the carpet with little cars or things that have wheels. While not all the carpet fibers are looped. Little wheels could get caught on the parts of the carpet that make up the pattern and are looped.
This isn’t as big of a deal as it would be with an all looped or Berber carpet, where the carpet would start to run like a sweater. But it could cause a few loops to come undone. In which case you would most likely just be able to take a pair of scissors and cut the fiber down. But it is worth mentioning, especially when it could be avoided if you just know what you’re in for. I’d suggest one of those cute little rugs with the city design if any of your grandkids are of that age. They’ll love it, and you’ll get a little piece of mind that the new carpet is safe!
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