Godfrey Hirst carpets have independent ratings so you can select the right carpet for your floor. It’s important to think about the level of foot traffic in your home and select a carpet with a suitable rating to match.

Selecting a suitable Godfrey Hirst carpet for your needs is easy. You can check the quality of a carpet from its Australian Carpet Classification Scheme (ACCS) rating. Just look for these yellow and blue residential (ACCS) ratings label on the back of the sample.

ACCS Ratings Labels

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

Our carpets are tested and given a star rating out of six stars, based on performance. The more stars the better the quality of carpet. Rated in accordance with its suitability for use in varying traffic levels in residential homes from light, medium, heavy to extra heavy duty.

Residential Carpets 6 Star Classification System

Room / Foot Traffic Rating
Bedroom with light traffic flow Residential Light Duty 1
Living room / entertainment area with light to medium traffic flow Residential Medium Duty 2
A hallway or entertainment area with heavy traffic flow Residential Heavy Duty 3 or 4
Areas with extra heavy traffic flow Residential Extra Heavy Duty 5 or 6

The ratings table is an indication of the minimum quality of carpet required for an area. However more stars, the better it will perform and look better for longer. Buying the highest quality carpet you can afford will let you 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, which can be found on the label as a stair icon.

Environmental Certification Scheme

For ACCS environmental certification, a carpet must meet stringent environmental performance standards and tested for its volatile organic compound emissions, noise reduction and thermal insulation properties. The ECS has 4 certification levels, ECS Level 4 certified carpet being the highest environmentally performing.

The carpet manufacturer must also follow an Environmental code of Practice relating to good environmental practice in manufacturing.

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

For more information visit www.carpetinstitute.com.au/classification/accs-labels.

ACCS Features