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Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by WilliamDIY Good product, but looks entirely different than advertised.
I scoured the web for plush consumer grade carpet tiles. Unfortunately most of them out there is for commercial use. I ordered multiple samples of the Simply Seamless Carpet Tiles directly from the manufacture, Berkshire. My wife and I weren't a huge fan of the Timber Line color, but I ordered them anyways from all the great reviews around the Posh collection. We received the samples, and even though Timer Line was not our favorite color, comfort won. We made our color scheme work with the darker brown in our basement. We decided to order 11 boxes to cover about 400 square feet and have extras. Upon receiving the product however they look very different than our sample or as seen online. The brown itself is much lighter, and it's has the speckling throughout the carpet. Most of my pictures taken with my cell phone bring out more of the white speckles than there actually is. So i've taken a few in different lighting. The darkest one is the most true life, but undertones the speckles the most. While my wife has not yet seen them in person yet, I'm not sure how I feel about this. It's so strange to order a sample and then receive a product that looks entirely different. I believe the thread count and the carpet pad are the same. Both are about 1 " in height.
May 4, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Hank Huge disappointment!
This should have been such a good product: a deep, tight weave, 70 oz., very rich looking.
In January 2015 This came in 6 different shades of tan and brown, solid or tweed. I ordered all six color samples and left them lying around the floor to see what really caught my eye in the different light of the day, then ordered two colors for a checkerboard effect. But after a few days I noticed the samples shedding. I called the Company and the woman said that it was just around the edges, the actual carpet squares are cut differently. Not so. When my order arrived, 700 sq. feet, I saw that the edges of the squares were shedding in the cartons. Same woman said to vacuum a couple of the squares a couple of times. I did, with the same results. Then I poured a little water on one of the squares, a small amount, about the size of a glass of wine. The backing/glue dissolved immediately, and I was able to pull out the fibers very easily. This is too risky. Everyone spills something once in a while.
I again called the Company, and the woman responded with the utmost courtesy and cooperation. She sent me the free return shipping labels, and UPS was at my door in two days to take the cartons away. My refund was processed immediately, and I have absolute high regard for the way the manufacturer, Berkshire Flooring does business.
If there were any assurance that they've resolved the backing problem I would probably re-order this product, but I see they now only make the Posh line in one color, Timberline, the dark brown. (This was the tightest, plushest of the 6 samples.) There's a need for carpet squares that really are well made and look good.
May 11, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by QTR1293 DIY Dream Carpet
These carpet tiles are the do-it-yourself dream carpet. I installed them myself within an hour or so. One thing I must note as a phenominal feature is the adhesive...it wouldn't stick to me or my clothes when I peeled back the plastic, but stuck firmly to the floor when I placed the tile down. If I needed to adjust a tile, I could pull it up easily, but I scuffed my shoe into the ground repeatedly to make sure the tiles would not lift with horizontal forces they'd encouter everyday, and they did not. In other words, unless you deliberately peel them up, they'll sit still. There are still seams visible, but so subtle that one would think nothing of it if not informed that these were tiles as opposed to a full carpet. The carpet pad is 1/4" thick, and the pile 3/4" thick. Let me just say I work 10-12 hour days 6-7 days a week of hard labor, and my feet ache severely when I get home, and this carpet is such a comfort to come home to. It all but sucks the pain out, and I would reccommend it without a moment's hesitation to anyone.
September 18, 2012