How to Tell If an Area Rug is Good Quality

When it comes to flooring products, several different aspects are measured before creating an overall rating.  For example, with area rugs, some retailers consider items such as the durability, thickness, density, overall performance, fiber comparison, and padding.  Here at Rug Depot Home, our experts not only consider all of the above, but we also incorporate feedback from our customers.


The latter, we believe, is one of the most essential pieces to the puzzle.


Even though consumers may spend endless hours researching the elements that go into creating an area rug, at the end of the day, there is one primary element that is the most important. That element is the product wear rating. As many of us know, carpeting for your home or business is an investment.  Why would one purchase a product that is only expected to last a year, or is best used as décor? A high-quality area rug should not only last for several years, but it should also be able to withstand everyday traffic without compromising the integrity of the fibers.

Area Rug Criteria

When shopping at Rug Depot, you’ll notice that several types of rugs contain different rating levels.  This difference is based upon the variety of purposes in which a rug may serve.  For instance, stair runners will serve a much different purpose than an ivory oval rug, which is why they are judged differently.  

Here is a quick guide to the performance rating of the area rugs sold at our warehouse:

T-10       Lifetime Product

With a T-10 rug you can expect the highest level of return for your dollar.  This type of rug will not only last you for years to come, but the integrity, durability, and maintenance are incomparable.

T-9         Very Good Performance

T-8        Good Performance

T-7        Better Than Average

T-6        Above Average

T-5        Average Performance

We consider an average performing rug one that maintains its integrity while providing at least two years of use.  This type of rug may be more difficult when it concerns stain-removal and will wear much faster than a T-10 through T-7 product.

T-4        Below Average Performance

T-3       Rugs Sold By Competitors

We pride ourselves in offering a product selection that is customizable and unique.  Thus, when you come across a T-3 rating, you can understand why you may not find that particular rug in our store.

T-2       Would Never Sell In Our Store

We will never compromise quality based on current trends.  Most rugs that fall into this category will not meet our expectations and therefore won’t be found in our store.  However, we always have options, so be sure to inquire about your visions with one of our knowledgeable associates.


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Find the highest quality area rugs at Rug Depot Home

With over 40 years of experience in the flooring industry, the team at Rug Depot takes pride in knowing the products they offer to their customers.  If you’re in the market for area rugs, don’t compromise quality.  Stop by and visit our shop today to experience the difference for yourself.


Your home deserves only the best!

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