Examine the rug’s label. Face weight means the amount of yarn on the carpet, measured in ounces. Generally, the more yarn can mean a longer-lasting rug, but it’s not the best way to determine durability. Many factors can determine a rug’s weight. As an example, one manufacturer has a “good-level” collection at 40-ounce face weight, while "best-level" is 63 oz.
Density means how closely together the fibers are tufted, and that number can range from 3,000 for average foot traffic, while heavy foot traffic should be 5,000. You can also see it for yourself by bending back a sample card. If you see a lot of white space, definitely check the density value and ask your flooring expert what exactly it means.
Twist number refers to how many times a fiber is turned per one-inch length. The higher the number, the stronger the rug. The twist is broken into residential and commercial categories, with the best residential number being three or four, while commercial is a five. However, the frieze, known for its tightly twisted, curly fibers, has a twist number of eight. Twist number doesn’t apply to some styles, such as the Berber.
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