Friday, November 18, 2011

What Is Heavy Traffic on Carpet?

Carpet Question Corner - Carpet Q and A - 14th in a series

"What is Considered Heavy Traffic on Carpet?" is the fourteenth in a series of banner ads developed to run on the flooring news website The banners ads contain great information for consumers, from choosing the right carpet, to safeguarding a home’s indoor air quality, to keeping carpet clean and beautiful as new. Today's is about heavy traffic on carpet.

Let’s go over the questions – and pay careful attention because there will be a quiz. ;-)

Carpet Question Corner #14: What is Considered Heavy Traffic on Carpet?

Heavy traffic is 1,000 to 10,000 traffics per day or up to 2,000,000 traffics for the life of the carpet.

Obviously, durability is key in selecting the right carpet for high-traffic areas. 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.

Visit and to learn more.

How do you answer customers when they ask you about traffic on carpet? What resources do you use to help them understand heavy traffic and how to select the best carpet?
Let me know in the comments!

~ Bethany

1 comment:

Mike Coluzzi said...

I tell my customers to be aware of the wear warranty on the carpet they choose, specifically the carpet density, crush rating, wear rating and overall warranty specifications. If you can afford to spend a little extra money, I recommend buying carpet made from nylon as opposed to polyester.

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