PAR or Performance Ratings

Performance Appearance Rating is a 1-5 scale that rates how well a carpet will perform over time.  After vigorous industry standard wear, simulating 20,000 foot traffic, the worn carpet is compared to an unworn piece to determine how the piece has changed.  A one rating reflects a carpet that displays very poor wear compared to its original look or texture, and a five rating is a carpet that reflects no visible change.