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Carpet dyeing: scam?

Discussion in 'After Hours Lounge (Off Topic)' started by David Nguyen, Aug 5, 2005.

  1. David Nguyen

    David Nguyen Well-Known Member

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    Ever since I moved into my money pit last year, I've been dying to change the ugly medium blue carpet, especially since it clashes with well, pretty much everything.

    Then today while surfing the net, I came across a few sites that talk about dyeing your carpet and being able to change the color for a fraction of the costs associated with an actual carpet change. Color Your Carpet

    Has anybody tried this?
     
  2. Micah Cohen

    Micah Cohen Well-Known Member

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    So, I don't know how big your house or carpeted area is, but I use a carpet wholesaler (you have to hunt around, put up with the used-car-sales types in the discount carpet biz to find the real deal), and if "dyeing" is half the cost then you could dye your carpet for under $500. I doubt this.

    I'd recommend that you find a reputable carpet dealer, preferably a wholesaler, and just spring for new carpet. I pay between $1000-$2000 to carpet a whole house with mid-grade, durable carpet. And that's not a bad deal. Even heavily trafficked carpet lasts upwards of 5 years.

    MC
     
  3. Jeremy Illingworth

    Jeremy Illingworth Well-Known Member

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    Only natural fibers can be dyed as synthetics will not absorb any dye. So unless you have wool carpet, it is a scam. Or at least a really bad idea.

    jeremy
     
  4. David Nguyen

    David Nguyen Well-Known Member

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    Great; thanks for the advice guys!
     

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