What are they?
Understanding the Rating System
To find the best carpet for you.
There is a performance rating
for carpets that you want to look at before buying. The rating system, called
par, is a numerical system ranging from 1 to 5. The 5 rating is the top-of-the-line
and extremely, extremely rare. You may run across a 4 now and then, but most brand-name
carpets fall into the 3 to 3.75 range. If the carpet is rated a 1 or 2, don't
expect to see that on the label. You will have to ask for the rating.
par rating system is based on a number of factors, such as how well the yarn will
resist fraying, how fade-resistant it is, whether it has stain-resistant features
or not....basically, all the qualities you want in a carpet.
Grades Beyond the performance rating.
There are basically two types
of grades for carpeting (beyond the performance rating). They are: base grades
and branded yarn.
What Else Do You Need to Know?
look at some other basics....
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