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ACCS Rating (Australian Carpet Classification Scheme)

Our carpet ranges have been independently tested by the Australian Carpet Classification Scheme.

When shopping for carpet, you can have complete confidence in ACCS ratings. The scheme is administered by the Carpet Institute of Australia, and testing and classification is undertaken by independent and impartial experts.

The carpet is tested and star rated on its performance properties. Each carpet is rated according to its suitability for use in varying traffic levels in residential homes from light, medium, heavy to extra heavy duty. Carpets are rated out of 6 stars - the more stars, the higher quality carpet.

Room Foot Traffic Star Rating

Bedroom with light traffic

Residential Light Duty

Living room or entertainment area with light to medium traffic flow

Residential Medium Duty

A hallway or entertainment area with heavy traffic flow

Residential Heavy Duty


Areas with extra heavy traffic flow

Residential Extra Heavy Duty


The ratings table is an indication of the minimum quality of carpet required for an area; however, more stars indicate a carpet will perform better and keep its appearance longer. You should seek to buy the highest quality carpet you can afford so that you can enjoy your carpet for as long as possible.

Each carpet is also tested as to its suitability for stairs. As carpet installed on stairs is subject to very concentrated wear, suitability for stairs requires a minimum residential rating of heavy duty (3) rating identified on the label by the stair icon.

Be sure to ask your retailer about the ACCS certification for the carpet you are buying. For more information visit

Carpet Testing Systems