The Carpet Mill Difference

ACCS Rating (Australian Carpet Classification Scheme)

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

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

The carpet is tested and star rated on its performance properties. Each carpet is ratedaccording 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 starsthe better quality carpet.

Room Foot Traffic Star Rating

Bedroom with light traffic

Residential Light Duty

Living room orentertainment area withlight to medium traffic flow

Residential Medium Duty

A Hallway or Entertainmentarea with heavy traffic flow

Residential Heavy Duty


Areas with extra heavy traffic flow

Residential Extra Medium 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