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Here's three different residential-grade carpets, all similar in many ways but each also have some very major differences. 

 

Your Task: 

 

Take a look at the carpet specifications below and then answer the following 5 questions. 

 

Don't consider the color or the appearance of the carpet in your decision, just use the specifications listed and the price

 

 

 

 

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CARPET SPECIFICATIONS

 

# 1 2 3
Tuft Twist 5.5 6.5 4.5
Construction Plush Textured Cut Pile Textured Saxony
Gauge 1/10 1/12 1/8
Backing Polypropylene SoftBac® LuxuryBac®
Anti-Stain Stainmaster® R2X® Magic Fresh®
Pile Height .69" .50" .73"
Face Weight 46.0 40.0 65.0
Pile Density 2400 2860 3220
Fiber Brand Stainmaster Xtra Life® Smartstrand®  Anso 6.0
Fiber Content Luxurell® Soft Nylon Sorona® / PTT PET Polyester
Price per SF $2.99 sf $2.49 sf $2.29 sf

 

Quiz Answers:

 

1. Which Carpet would be best for Kids & Pets? (Sorona cleans easily and resists stains) 

Best Answer Choice #2    Learn more about Carpet Fibers

 

 

2. Which Carpet Would be the Most Durable and Last Longest? (Nylon is most durable fiber)

Best Answer Choice # 1   Learn more Nylon Carpet Cost vs Longevity

 

 

3. Which Carpet Would Wear Out the Fastest? (PET Polyester is prone to matting and crushing of the pile)

Best Answer Choice # 3   Learn more about Carpet Fibers

 

 

4. Which Carpet offers the Most Value? (Nylon is best for durability, stain resistance and longevity for the price) 

Best Answer Choice # 1   Use my free Carpet Durability Guide

 

 

5. Which Carpet should YOU choose for your home?

 

 

Learn More:


Take my free Carpet Foot Traffic Test to see what grade of carpet you need for your home.

 

Print out my free Before You Buy New Carpet Checklist

 

Check out my Preferred Carpet Dealer Directory to see who I recommend near you!

 

 

The Carpet Professor Says...

 

If you found this simple carpet buying quiz challenging, just wait until you are looking at dozens of carpet samples inside a retail carpet showroom. That's where most consumers lose their "cool" and make simple but COSTLY Carpet-Buying Mistakes. 

 

 

Learn more Common Consumer Carpet Buying Mistakes

 

Learn more about Carpet Specifications

 

Learn more The Best & Worst Places to Buy New Carpet

 

If you find this simple test difficult, just wait until you are looking at dozens of carpet samples with limited information available to you. This is why so many homeowners make costly carpet buying mistakes. Want to learn more? Visit my Sitemap.

 

 

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