Rated from 1 – 5*, the scale represents the carpet’s ability to withstand extended wear. All our carpets have ratings of 3.25 or greater, most are 3.75 – 4.25.
4.0 or above = outstanding.
Carpet recommended for heavy traffic areas, including family rooms and children’s areas.
2.5 – 4.0 = normal durability.
Carpet can be used in most home environments if properly maintained and cleaned.
2 or below = light to moderate.
Carpet should be used in light to moderate areas such as bedrooms.
Definitions for carpet terms that affect carpet performance:
The amount of surface yarn in a square yard of carpet (ounces per square yard). Face weight will not be available on all styles and should not be the primary factor in choosing a carpet.
The number of times fiber strands are twisted together in a one-inch length of carpet yam. Twist affects the texture and look of cut pile carpet.
How tightly carpet fibers or yarn is packed together and bound into the carpet backing. Higher density affects the appearance of the carpet and provides greater comfort and luxury underfoot.
*The durability rating should not be associated with years. Many variable factors are at play such as the area of the home, traffic patterns, number of inhabitants, level of proper maintenance, etc.