It is density, not face weight, that determines quality; in fact, some rugs can be too thick for an installation. Density refers to how closely together the fibers are tufted; the density number (and a good one ranges from 3,000 to 5,000) will be marked on the label. You can also check it yourself by bending back a sample card to see if there's much white space.
Another qualifier, but only for high pile rugs, is twist number, which refers to the number of times a yard is twisted per one-inch length. This is a number system, and the higher you go, the better the twist and the less likely it is to unravel or fray. Look for a density number of four or higher.
Also, know that rugs have different quality levels. When comparing, it's important to explore rugs of the same quality levels. For example, nylon rugs are known for ultra-strength, while polyester rugs are considered a little less resilient. Still, a higher quality polyester rug may perform better than a low-quality nylon one.
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