Are you installing new carpet in your home? There is much to consider when purchasing carpet: color, durability, stain resistance, weave, material, thickness. Luckily, all the information you need is contained in the label. Take our quiz to see if you are savvy carpet label reader.
How many types of carpet weave are there?
What is the most common process used to make a carpet?
What does density refer to?
fibers per square inch
fibers per foot
the thickness of the fibers
What twist level indicates durability?
less than five
more than four
at least 10
What is the difference between face weight and total weight?
Total weight includes the carpet backing.
Face weight includes the carpet backing.
Total weight includes the packaging.
Which is the most popular type of fiber?
Which is the most expensive type of fiber?
What is a disadvantage of a acrylic carpeting?
It stains easily.
It pills and fluffs.
What criteria are used to obtain a Performance Appearance Rating (PAR)?
density, twist, fiber and stain resistance
density, twist and face weight
the carpet's condition after a year of normal traffic from a family of four
How seriously should you take the Performance Appearance Rating (PAR)?
It's very trustworthy.
It's moderately trustworthy.
It's not trustworthy.
What does Teflon and Scotchgard technology do to liquids spilled on carpets?
It makes liquid form beads.
It makes the carpet resist absorbing it.
It neutralizes their odor.
How does a StainMaster carpet work?
It's coated with wax to prevent food from sticking to it.
It causes liquid to form beads on the carpet.
It neutralizes the electric charge in the carpet.
What do manufacturers do to make their product resist stains?
treat the carpet with chemicals
weave the strands in a pattern that doesn't absorb liquid
both of the above
How reliable is the Carpet and Rug Institute's Green Label?
Which notorious chemical is put on carpets?
How can you prevent your carpet from harboring germs?
Treat it with antibacterial spray.
Shampoo it regularly.
Vacuum it regularly.
How many times warmer does carpet keep a house than hardwood?
How can you determine a carpet's R-value if it's not written on the label?
Multiply its durability score by three.
Multiply its thickness in inches by 2.6.
Multiply its density and twist score by its total weight.
What should you keep in mind when deciding which size carpet to buy?
The carpet will expand over time.
The carpet will shrink over time.
You'll need more carpet than the actual room size.
With regard to warranty, what should you always do?