Carpets for residential use in Australia often carry labels from the Australian Carpet Classification Scheme (ACCS) devised by the Carpet Institute of Australia, which rate the durability and quality of the carpet. Australian residential carpets are rated on a six-star grading, from one star being “Light Duty” through to six stars for “Extra Heavy Duty”.
A stair icon will denote if the carpet is suitable for stairs. When renovating it’s also a good idea to check whether a fire-rated carpet is a requirement – most high-rise apartments will require fire-rated carpets to be installed. Also look for the ACCS’s Environmental Certification Scheme, noted in green.