Carpet offers a broad range of affordable, unique, innovative styles, suitable
for transforming any room in your home. Sometimes, it's the little extras that
make choosing a Philadelphia carpet easier. And sometimes, the little extras make a
When you're shopping for flooring, you'll find Shaw products under a variety of
labels. Shop with confidence by looking for these widely distributed and
respected Shaw brands.
Philadelphia carpet is just one of the many brands of carpeting Shaw produces to the
tune more than 600 million square yards of carpet each year, offering every
color and style imaginable. With Shaw's comprehensive selection, you're sure to
find the perfect Philadelphia carpet product to meet every unique need and individual style. And
with our versatility, it can be the ideal choice for any room in your home.
On each one of
Philadelphia carpet residential styles, you'll find an
easy-to-find, easy-to-understand "Performance Rating."
The scale is from 1 to 5, and it represents the carpet's ability to
withstand extended wear. A perfect rating of 5 means that after rigorous,
industry-standard testing, the carpet maintained the appearance of brand new
A Philadelphia carpet with 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 carpet 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
A carpet rating below 2.5 should be considered for light to moderate
traffic areas only, such as bedrooms.
Philadelphia carpets rating results from rigorous testing that conforms to
It's not practical to associate years with the 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 performance to one could be a lifetime to another.
Some of the factors that determine a carpet's performance rating
include the following:
Face weight - More ounces per square yard is better.
Twist - Higher twist helps resist crushing & matting
Density - Higher density improves comfort and performance
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