Carpet Question Corner #8: What kind of carpet can stand up to two kids, a dog and my husband?

Many manufacturers will put carpet performance ratings on the label as a guide for consumers. Rated from 1 to 5, the scale represents the carpet’s ability to withstand extended wear. A rating of 4 or 5 would be a good choice for high-traffic areas. Carpets in the 2.5 to 4 range are predicted to give normal durability. And anything below 2.5 should be chosen for low-traffic areas like bedrooms. Not all manufacturers provide the numerical rating. But it’s a good place to start, for those that do.

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