They call it Saxony; I call it irresistably soft. What's a Saxony carpet?

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Saxony - Shaw cashmere IV plush carpetShaw just recently introduced a new line of Saxony carpets called Cashmere.  It's part of a larger line called "Caress by Shaw."  They are so soft, that once you feel them, you will fall in love with them. So I thought it would be helpful to review Saxony carpets.

 

What is a saxony carpet?

Saxony is a type of carpet that is a soft cut pile with an even surface. Saxony carpet is typically woven very densely, and it has a very soft, plush feel. The primary disadvantage of a saxony carpet is that it tends to show marks such as footprints and vacuum marks. Saxonies are associated with quality and luxury, and as result, tend to cost more compared to solid textured or looped carpets.  

 

The softness of Saxony carpet makes it a popular choice for bedrooms and formal living rooms. The elegant style of the carpet creates a luxurious atmosphere in the room. Some people consider Saxony carpet a more formal type of carpeting, and it's sometimes called a plush carpet. If you have ever entered a formal room and noticed that the carpeting is extremely soft and plush, there's an excellent chance that it's a saxony.  

 

what is a saxony carpet - saxony cut pile carpet Unlike a frieze or twist carpet, which tends to have a shaggy look due to uneven fibers and twists, a saxony tends to be smooth, even and tighter. Saxony carpet often has a velvet-like appearance. It's created by tightly twisting the carpet fibers, cutting and then heating them so that they stand up straight. Because saxonies are smooth and soft, they do tend to show footprints, vacuuming and furniture marks more than other carpets. Many recommend that you shift furniture on a regular basis (often just a couple of inches) just to let the carpet breathe. Saxony is a great option if you are looking for softness and warmth.  

Shaw's new Cashmere and Caress line - They call it a saxony; I call it lovely

what is a saxony carpet - Saxony carpet shaw cashmere IV westchesterShaw recently introduced a super soft saxony nylon carpet line called Cashmere. It's part of their new Caress line, and it's unbelievably soft. Once you feel it, you won't want anything else. The colors are also very stylish. The top product, called Cashmere IV has a face weight over 97oz - super soft and plush. There are also other less expensive levels. In addition to the plush saxonies, they also have some patterned tone on tone carpets as well.  

 

 

 

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In Shaw's words, the line is "inspired by the world's softest natural fibers." The line comes in a rich variety of 50 shades, from earthy neutrals to atmospheric blues and soothing grays. It mimics the softness of cut wool fibers but is more affordable than New Zealand wool carpets. This ultra soft nylon comes with with R2X so it repels liquids. It also comes with Platinum softbac which helps prevent carpet from wrinkling and also allows for a smoother installation.    

 

 

 

Here is a video fom Shaw's sharing their inspiration behind the Caress line:

 

 

Ongoing maintenance for saxony carpets

As with most carpets, regular vacuuming is important. But as Saxonies tend to show vacuum marks, we recommend that you don’t use the beater bar function on the vacuum. Rather, it's ideal to vacuum more often in quick bursts rather than a longer more drawn out approach. Most dirt, even dust, is in the form of hard, sharp particles, which abrade the soft fibers when allowed to remain in the carpet. How frequently you should vacuum depends - higher use means more frequent vacuuming.  

 

Cleaning Saxony carpets

cashmere IV carpet samples what is a saxonyPlease see Shaw's Care and Maintenance section for cleaning recommendations. In the case of your plush Saxony it’s well worth getting it professionally cleaned at least once a year. And saxonies are thicker pile carpets, they can harbor more dust and allergens. It's not only an investment in your home’s beauty, but also your family’s health. For Shaw's new Caress line (Cashmere is a segment of that), they have a special care section and recommendations on types of vacuums to use. They also have a brochure you can download online. 

 

If you live in Westchester County NY, and would are interested in plush saxony carpet, give The Flooring Girl a call at 014-937-2950, and we'd be happy to "bring the store to your door."

 

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Dorie Dillard
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Good morning Debbie,

I'm sure you will get lots of hits on this post! Great information on Saxony carpet!! I can see why you say it is irresistibly soft!

Aug 10, 2013 09:03 PM #1
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Debbie Gartner
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Dorie - Thanks.  We shall see.  I don't know how many will google Saxony but hoping it goes higher in the SERP's.  I will probably do some other key word posts on Cashmere soon.

Aug 10, 2013 09:20 PM #2
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Ginny Gorman
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Wow Debbie, so soft you probably will want to sleep on it!  Yes, the cashmere connection will be great interest to carpet buyers.

Aug 10, 2013 10:02 PM #3
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Debbie Gartner
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Ginny - Oh yes, you really might want to sleep on this super soft saxony.  It's incredible.

Aug 10, 2013 10:09 PM #4
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Anita Clark
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Debbie: If you are a carpet lover the Caress by Shaw line sounds like the perfect option, and with 50 shades to choose from, consumers are going to find a color to match their style and décor.

Aug 10, 2013 10:32 PM #5
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Debbie Gartner
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Yes, for those looking for carpets for their bedroom, the Cashmere saxony line is a wonderful choice.

Aug 10, 2013 10:46 PM #6
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Joanna Cohlan
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Saxony carpet was always great for the bedroom, it feels a lot like Old Hollywood-very plush and glamourous!

Aug 10, 2013 11:25 PM #7
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Debbie Gartner
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Joanna - Excellent description.  So true!

Aug 10, 2013 11:43 PM #8
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Rebecca Gaujot
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Hi Debbie, I have all hardwood floors, but if I was going to put carpet in the master bedroom I would definitely check out the Cashmere saxony line.  Great information!

Aug 10, 2013 11:44 PM #9
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Jay Markanich
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So, I guess Saxony describes the product and not the heritage?  Shoot!  I was thinking that if it gets installed in a WASP house it would be Anglo Saxony.

Aug 10, 2013 11:49 PM #10
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Clint Mckie
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Hi Debbie,

Looking and learning about the Saxony carpet. You have peaked my interest in it.

I think I would have to put up a sign stating "NO PETS ALLOWED". LOL

Have a great day in New York.

Best, Clint McKie

Aug 11, 2013 12:03 AM #11
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Debbie Gartner
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Rebecca - Thanks so much.  It's a great option for those looking for a super soft carpet for their bedroom.

Jay - LOL I suppose it could be.  I'm betting the origin of the name comes from there, though and the plush carpets/high end items from the kingdom.

Aug 11, 2013 12:04 AM #12
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Kathy Streib
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Debbie- this sounds like the kind of carpet you want to walk barefoot on.  Heavenly. 

Aug 17, 2013 09:43 AM #13
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Debbie Gartner
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Kathy - Oh yes, it's divine.

Aug 17, 2013 09:45 AM #14
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Aug 17, 2013 11:28 AM #15
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Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
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I saw your post from Kathy's wrap up...I can see why she included it...thanks for sharing!

Aug 17, 2013 11:53 PM #16
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Debbie Gartner
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Kathy - Thank you so much for including this.

Kristin - You are welcome.  This is one carpet that I actually love.

Aug 18, 2013 12:13 AM #17
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Brad MacKenzie
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Fantastic description.  Now that you're done with the Saxony, you'll have to review the Normany and the Anglo-y. :)

Aug 18, 2013 02:25 AM #18
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Debbie Gartner
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Brad - Thx and LOL.

Aug 18, 2013 03:17 AM #19
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Wayne Johnson
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Debbie-Thanks for the tutorial on Saxony. Nice to know info for me. I always suggest clients talk to flooring professionals because they really understand the pros and cons of the options available.

Aug 18, 2013 03:34 AM #20
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