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Alan's FREE Carpet Foot-Traffic Test 

By Alan Fletcher - 30+Year Carpet Expert and Trusted Consumer Advocate

 

 Q. What Grade of Carpet Should I Buy?

 

Take my Carpet Foot-Traffic Test to help determine what Grade of Carpet is able to meet your needs, goals and lifestyle and budget.

 

You can't choose new Carpet wisely unless you CHOOSE a carpet that is capable of withstanding your own unique level of foot-traffic you have in your home. 

 

 Q. Do you have low-foot traffic, medium, moderate or heavy foot-traffic? 

 

Take My Free Carpet Foot-Traffic Test to Find Out!

 

Most homeowners have no idea what their level of foot traffic is... that's why I have created my free and simple Carpet Foot-Traffic Test to help you determine your own unique level of foot-traffic you have in your home based on several basic key variables. 

 

Directions:

To determine your Carpet Foot-Traffic Score, answer all the following questions carefully and add up your points: 

 

Grab a pen and paper....

 

 

1. How many adults live in your home?

 

  • Each adult                  (add 5 points for each adult)

 

 

2. Do you have children, teenagers or pets?

 

  • Each Child under 13   (add 4 points for each child)

  • Each Teenager            (add 6 points for each teen)

  • Each Small pet (cat)    (add 3 points each small pet)

  • Each large pet (dog)    (add 6 points each large pet)

 

 

3. Do you entertain or have grandchildren visiting often?

 

  • No                                           (add  0 points)

  • Entertain occasionally            (add 2 points)

  • Entertain often                        (add 6 points)

  • Grandchildren seldom            (add 2 points)

  • Grandchildren often                (add 4 points)

 

 

4. How often do you vacuum your home thoroughly? 

 

  • Never                                      (add  25 points)

  • Once  a week                          (add  6 points)

  • Twice a week                          (add  3 points)

  • Three times a week                 (add  1 points)

  • Everyday                                 (add  0 points)

 

 

5. How often do you have your carpets professionally cleaned?

 

  • Once a year                          (add 2 points)

  • Every other year                   (add 0 points)

  • Every third year                    (add 4 points)

  • Never                                    (add  25 points)

 

 

6. How large is your home?

 

  • 1000 square feet                (add 6 points)

  • 1500 sf.                              (add 4 points)

  • 2000 sf.                              (add 2 points)

  • 2500+ sf.                            (add 0 points)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NOW Add Up Your Points!

 

10 to 24 points  =  Low Traffic   

 

25 to 34 points  =  Medium Traffic  

 

35 to 44 points  =  Moderate Traffic  

 

45 points & up  =  Heavy Traffic

 

 

 

Learn more:  Carpet Styles     Carpet Fibers     Carpet Costs

 

*Disclaimer - The Carpet Foot Traffic Test is for entertainment purposes only. 

 

If you have a newer vacuum, then you can shave off a few points from your total. If you have an older vacuum, then you should consider upgrading to a newer model. Here is my take on The Best Carpet Vacuums

 

 

 

 

 

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It's getting harder everyday to find an honest and reputable carpet dealer! That's why I created my own special hand-picked list of reputable Carpet Dealers who are locally owned, give free estimates, offer fair prices, have knowledgeable staff, provide honest measuring and hire qualified installers. See who I recommend near you!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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