- Number of adults in the household
- Number of pets, teenagers, children, and visiting grandchildren
- How much you entertain
- How often you vacuum the carpet
- How often you have the carpet professionally cleaned
- The size of your home
If all of these considerations have little number responses, your carpet is subject to low traffic. If more than half of the criteria scores small numbers, traffic is considered medium. Moderate traffic exists when more than half of the criteria have higher numbers. When all or nearly all numbers are high, the carpet is subject to heavy traffic.
The filament, strands, or fibers of carpet are grouped together and twisted to form tufts. Heat permanently sets the fibers. The tighter the twist, the more durable a carpet is. A tuft rating of seven is an indication of a carpet that is well-made.
A four rating means the carpet has a lower, less durable grade. The number of tuft twists tells much about the ability of a carpet to retain its appearance. A tuft rating of six or more is typical for carpets well-known for durability and appearance retention.
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