STAR RAT­INGS

Homes+ (Australia) - - STYLE & DECORATE -

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.

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