philadelphia carpet


Philadelphia Carpet

philadelphia carpetPhiladelphia 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 huge difference. 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 carpet.

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 cleaned. 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 industry standards. 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

See Also: Philadelphia Carpet Profile

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