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


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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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# 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?



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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. 



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