Carpets have to look good and some carpets are prone to flattening and soiling. The length of time a carpet will last is dependent upon a number of factors: pile fiber, weights of fiber and density of the pile. A heavier weight, combined with a higher density of pile, will tend to last longer than a lighter or looser pile. Combine this with a resilient and soil hiding fiber and you have the best of most worlds. Bear in mind the location that you are considering. Location is important. You will find that it pays dividends to purchase better quality carpets for heavy wear areas such as living rooms, hallways and stairs. Bedrooms, bathrooms and low wear areas can be fitted with lighter weight carpets – at lower cost. All carpets have suggested end-use location but do ask before you decide.