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Carpet Rating

by | Aug 31, 2016 | Carpet, Cleaning Tips

Lisa Shultz
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August 31, 2016

Rated from 1 to 5, the scale represents the carpeting’s ability to withstand extended wear. This is on the label of every residential carpet style, you’ll find an easy-to-find, easy-to-understand Performance Rating.  A perfect rating of 5 means that after rigorous, industry-standard testing, the carpeting maintained the appearance of brand new carpet.

A rating of 4.0 or above is considered outstanding. These carpets are recommended for heavy traffic locations, including family rooms and children’s areas.

A rating of 2.5 to 4.0 is predicted to provide normal durability. These carpets can be used in most home applications if properly maintained and cleaned.

A rating below 2.5 should be considered for light to moderate traffic areas only, such as bedrooms. It’s not practical to associate years with the carpeting durability rating. There are so many variable factors–area of the home, traffic patterns, number of inhabitants, level of proper maintenance, etc.–that what might be only 3 years of acceptable carpeting performance to one could be a lifetime to another.

The carpet performance rating results from rigorous testing that conforms to industry standards. Some of other definitions for carpet terms are:
Face weight – The amount of surface yarn in a square yard of carpet (expressed in ounces per square yard), excluding that which extends below the primary backing. (*Note-face weight will not be available on all styles and should not be the primary factor for choosing a carpet).

Twist – The number of times fiber strands are twisted together in a one-inch length of carpet yarn. Twist affects the texture and look of cut pile carpet.
Density – 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.

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Lisa Shultz Owner / Manager
Anderson Carpet Cleaning is a family owned business serving the entire Eastside since 1996. Lisa is the proud owner and resides in Duvall with her two kids … and treats every customer as if they are family. Always a stickler for perfection, every carpet, rug or upholstered furniture cleaned by her company is backed with her promise that it will be done to perfection. To talk to Lisa you will immediately feel the extreme passion she has for her company to provide you with a “Red Carpet Experience!” Anderson Carpet Cleaning has five vans with the latest steam cleaning equipment for all residential cleaning needs as well a large “Fuso” truck which offers the ability to clean apartments up as high as the tenth floor! In keeping with the latest in environmentally friendly cleaning soaps and sanitizers, Lisa is always making sure that each product she uses is organic. In fact, she encourages her customers to use the waste water extracted from their home to water their plants and they will flourish!

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