Density is what determines quality, not weight. It refers to how closely the fibers are tufted together. If you bend back a sample card and see a lot of white space, ask why. It can sometimes, but not always, indicate a lesser quality.
Pile refers to fiber loops, such as high piles with long, loose fibers like shag or frieze. Low pile means short, tightly woven fibers like the Berber style or any cut and loop carpet flooring. Saxony falls somewhere in between and comes in different styles. Twist can also be an indicator of quality. It means how many times the fiber is twisted in a one-inch length. More twist means greater durability, but it applies mostly to high pile rugs, not cut piles.
Stretch means how firmly the rug fits against a wall. Most manufacturer warranties require that rugs be power-stretched; a power stretcher is a long tool with tines at the head. It grips the rug and pulls it to the wall. Knee kickers also stretch the carpet, but they should only be used in small spaces, such as closets. When not stretched properly, it becomes loose with wrinkles and rolls.
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