Platinum Plus Carpet Sample - Elite II - Color Grant Texture 8 in

Platinum Plus Carpet Sample-Enraptured I - Color Stardust Texture 8 in x 8 in
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Now exclusively at the Home Depot, carpets in the SoftSpring collection are inviting and soft. Tremendous II is made from 100% SoftSpring BCF Nylon which is constructed into a texture finish making it ideal for bed rooms, family rooms or dens of virtually any decor. Tremendous II is covered by the Platinum Plus warranties which are lifetime stain and soil, 25-year abrasive wear, 25-year texture retention. Tremendous II along with all of the SoftSpring collection were carefully handpicked with you the consumer in mind.
We bought Soft Spring carpet from Home Depot because it had a Platinum Plus rating
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Yep, we went with the V8 again. We were curious about how the stain technology would stand up to the brightly pigmented juice, especially since the sample is so lightly colored.

The liquid appeared to rest mostly on top of the fibers for a few minutes, and when the carpet swatch was tipped, the excess rolled off the carpet. The accompanying instructions advised to blot the stain with a wet paper towel.
After a couple minutes, it was obvious that a stronger blotting source was needed, so we switched to a damp hand towel. The stain did clean faster with the towel, and we were able to blot down to the base of the fibers to remove lingering V8 residue.

Our conclusion? Both carpets are fantastic, but the Scotchguard technology of the Platinum Plus line seems to be more adept at protecting against stains, and making spills easier to clean when they occur.

A benefit of the MSL line, however, is that each product is coded for easy coordination with paint colors so that you can effortlessly create a stylish look for any room in your home.
MSL carpet is priced from $1.55 – $4.25/square foot.
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Earlier this week, we tested the of The Home Depot’s Platinum Plus carpet. Next up? Martha Stewart Living carpet, available in 36 designs and four constructions.
Martha Stewart’s products are known for being classy yet functional, and the carpet is no exception. The carpets are treated with Anso Nylon/R2X Protection, creating a stain-resistant barrier that makes spills easier to clean.
As with the Platinum Plus swatch, we had our choice of three delightfully messy liquids from which to choose: Juicy Juice grape juice, chocolate milk and V8 tomato juice. When confronted with the lovely light gray of the carpet, there was only one choice . . .We were ready to take the plunge and get the new carpeting, so we headed out to The Home Depot to check out their carpet selection. We were immediately drawn in by the softness and thickness of the SoftSpring Platinum Plus Collection. We ran our hands through all the plush options, and looked over the fabulous colors that fit our vision for our rooms.In Sept 2010, we purchased Platinum Plus carpet from the home depot in Chesterfield Michigan. The price was $3,400. They came out and measured and said it would be installed in about 1 month. When they brought the carpet out, it wasn't enough and told us that it was miss-measured. All the furniture was moved into other rooms and our house was a mess. To make a long story short, this was the beginning of our Home Depot nightmare.