I cleaned carpet that is 51 years old today.

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This carpet is Dupont 501, it was installed in 1964, still looks great. Mohawk made this great carpet, too bad they are more interested in selling polyester these days.

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This is the add from 1964 for this carpet.
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Wow David. That just proves my point that I tell my customers. The older quality carpets last and clean much better. I have similar results with 20+ year old carpet.
 

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This carpet is Dupont 501, it was installed in 1964, still looks great. Mohawk made this great carpet, too bad they are more interested in selling polyester these days.

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This is the add from 1964 for this carpet.
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Wow that brings back memories...saw a lot of blue but remember all that gold sculptured stuff wore like iron

Thanks David
 

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That's the carpet I grew up with. My bedroom had the chocolate brown version of that. It was installed in 1976 and was still there when my parents sold the house a few years ago.
 

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Back in 86 when I got into this industry there were still loads of shags and sculptured nylons.
Only downside was the jute backings that rotted over time.
Cleaned a carpet the other day that was put down in 1972 .
Repeat custy ( old folks ) have me out yearly.
Carpet is shot and worn right down to backing in hallway but they still like to clean it .
 
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Best carpet ever made. Period.
Agreed. Can't kill that stuff. It is butt ugly so love to see it sold again in updated colors. However carpet mills are into LVT and could give 2 shiznets about carpet anymore.
 

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Whats LVT?
Luxury vinyl tile. They have converted most of their carpet plants into making this stuff. They look at carpet cleaners as specks of dust
 

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This carpet is Dupont 501, it was installed in 1964, still looks great. Mohawk made this great carpet, too bad they are more interested in selling polyester these days.

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This is the add from 1964 for this carpet.
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Great carpet. I've cleaned a ton of it when I started in this business.
Remember though, $8 in 1964 would be $60 today. I checked.
For $60 per yard , you could get some pretty bullet proof carpet.