Which carpet is the best for your home?
What’s the best rug for a room?
A new study by a team of experts says the answer is not the carpet, but rather a texture.
The researchers used the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s carpet quality rating system and compared carpeting from several manufacturers, including Land Rover, Landmark, and Realtor.
Land Rover had the lowest score, followed by Realtors.
The top three brands on the list were Landmark and RealtyTrac, with Land Rover taking the top spot.
The scientists found that Land Rover’s carpet texture score was the least forgiving of the three, with a score of 8.1, slightly lower than the average score of 10.1.
Realtormers’ carpet score was 7.7, and Landmark scored 7.4.
Landmark had the second-lowest score, at 6.4, and was the third-worst brand.
The experts also compared the carpet’s durability and overall comfort.
The study found that the most durable type of carpet is a high-quality hardwood carpet, and the most comfortable type is a synthetic carpet.
Landmarks and Reeds rated their cushioned surfaces as the most uncomfortable, while Realtories rated their softest surfaces as being the least uncomfortable.
The survey also found that people tend to spend more money on the carpeting in the end, with the average value of the carpet at $2,955.
The rug industry’s market share continues to grow, with Realtrees’ market share at 9.4% of the market, and all three brands taking home the top four spots.
Landriders, Realtries and Landmarks each had more than 80% of their total rug market share.
Landlords are still paying a premium for the carpet quality and comfort, with prices up by nearly $5,000, and up to $10,000 for the synthetic carpet, the researchers found.
Realtytrac, which is also known for its premium carpet, has an average price of $3,000.
Relanders has an expected premium of $4,000 and Landrovers’ expected premium is $5 for a high quality carpet.
The report concluded that consumers should be aware of the potential pitfalls of buying the carpet that is available at the moment.