SEEING STARS? THAT’S A GOOD SIGN.

The Flooring America Five-Star Selection System is an independent rating system designed to help you choose the right floor for your home and lifestyle. The system is based on levels of performance and durability, making it easy to compare different floors and their unique qualities prior to your purchase decision.

5 Stars Performance

Ultimate

Five-Star ratings are awarded to only the best products in their category. These carpets and floors are all performance-tested to give you quality that surpasses even the most rigorous industry standards.

4 Stars Performance

Premium

Carpets and floors in our Four-Star collection offer high-level performance, fantastic luxury options, and extended performance warranties

3 Stars Performance

Best

Our Three-Star group offers the broadest selection of performance-tested carpets and floors. This collection has met high standards for durability and features a wide selection of nationally known brands.

2 Stars Performance

Better

Our Two-Star group contains an impressive selection of quality carpets and floors in a wide range of colors and styles. The collection is ideal for consumers who want great value and high-performance options that work with their budget.

1 Star Performance

Good

One-Star carpets and floors are our most economical solutions. This standard product combination offers the minimum level of performance at highly affordable price points.

Carpet

Texture Retention 25 Years 20 Years 15 Years 10 Years n/a
Stain Resistance Life of Carpet Life of Carpet Life of Carpet 10 Years 5 Years
Soil Resistance Life of Carpet Life of Carpet 15 Years 10 Years n/a
Wear Warranty 25 Years 20 Years 15 Years 10 Years 5 Years
Fade Resistance* 25 Years 20 Years 15 Years n/a n/a
Pet Stain Resistance* 25 Years 20 Years 15 Years n/a n/a
Cushion Life of House Life of House Life of House Life of House** n/a
Stairs & Hallways Yes n/a n/a n/a n/a
Installation Life of Carpet Life of Carpet Life of Carpet Life of Carpet Life of Carpet
Replacement Warranty 90 Days* 60 Days* 30 Days 30 Days 30 Days

Hardwood

Wear Warranty 50 Years 30 Years 25 Years 20 Years 15 Years
Finish Warranty 50 Years 30 Years 25 Years 20 Years 15 Years
Manufacturing Warranty 50 Years 30 Years 25 Years 20 Years 15 Years
Structural Integrity 50 Years 30 Years 30 Years 30 Years 30 Years
Installation Life of Floor Life of Floor Life of Floor Life of Floor Life of Floor
Replacement Warranty 90 Days* 60 Days* 30 Days 30 Days 30 Days

Laminate

Texture Retention 25 Years 20 Years 15 Years 10 Years n/a
Stain Resistance Life of Carpet Life of Carpet Life of Carpet 10 Years 5 Years
Soil Resistance Life of Carpet Life of Carpet 15 Years 10 Years n/a
Wear Warranty 25 Years 20 Years 15 Years 10 Years 5 Years
Fade Resistance* 25 Years 20 Years 15 Years n/a n/a
Pet Stain Resistance* 25 Years 20 Years 15 Years n/a n/a
Cushion Life of House Life of House Life of House Life of House** n/a
Stairs & Hallways Yes n/a n/a n/a n/a
Installation Life of Carpet Life of Carpet Life of Carpet Life of Carpet Life of Carpet
Replacement Warranty 90 Days* 60 Days* 30 Days 30 Days 30 Days

Ceramic

Texture Retention 25 Years 20 Years 15 Years 10 Years n/a
Stain Resistance Life of Carpet Life of Carpet Life of Carpet 10 Years 5 Years
Soil Resistance Life of Carpet Life of Carpet 15 Years 10 Years n/a
Wear Warranty 25 Years 20 Years 15 Years 10 Years 5 Years
Fade Resistance* 25 Years 20 Years 15 Years n/a n/a
Pet Stain Resistance* 25 Years 20 Years 15 Years n/a n/a
Cushion Life of House Life of House Life of House Life of House** n/a
Stairs & Hallways Yes n/a n/a n/a n/a
Installation Life of Carpet Life of Carpet Life of Carpet Life of Carpet Life of Carpet
Replacement Warranty 90 Days* 60 Days* 30 Days 30 Days 30 Days

Naturcor & Vinyl

Texture Retention 25 Years 20 Years 15 Years 10 Years n/a
Stain Resistance Life of Carpet Life of Carpet Life of Carpet 10 Years 5 Years
Soil Resistance Life of Carpet Life of Carpet 15 Years 10 Years n/a
Wear Warranty 25 Years 20 Years 15 Years 10 Years 5 Years
Fade Resistance* 25 Years 20 Years 15 Years n/a n/a
Pet Stain Resistance* 25 Years 20 Years 15 Years n/a n/a
Cushion Life of House Life of House Life of House Life of House** n/a
Stairs & Hallways Yes n/a n/a n/a n/a
Installation Life of Carpet Life of Carpet Life of Carpet Life of Carpet Life of Carpet
Replacement Warranty 90 Days* 60 Days* 30 Days 30 Days 30 Days

Luxury Vinyl Tile

Texture Retention 25 Years 20 Years 15 Years 10 Years n/a
Stain Resistance Life of Carpet Life of Carpet Life of Carpet 10 Years 5 Years
Soil Resistance Life of Carpet Life of Carpet 15 Years 10 Years n/a
Wear Warranty 25 Years 20 Years 15 Years 10 Years 5 Years
Fade Resistance* 25 Years 20 Years 15 Years n/a n/a
Pet Stain Resistance* 25 Years 20 Years 15 Years n/a n/a
Cushion Life of House Life of House Life of House Life of House** n/a
Stairs & Hallways Yes n/a n/a n/a n/a
Installation Life of Carpet Life of Carpet Life of Carpet Life of Carpet Life of Carpet
Replacement Warranty 90 Days* 60 Days* 30 Days 30 Days 30 Days

PurStone/Engineered

Texture Retention 25 Years 20 Years 15 Years 10 Years n/a
Stain Resistance Life of Carpet Life of Carpet Life of Carpet 10 Years 5 Years
Soil Resistance Life of Carpet Life of Carpet 15 Years 10 Years n/a
Wear Warranty 25 Years 20 Years 15 Years 10 Years 5 Years
Fade Resistance* 25 Years 20 Years 15 Years n/a n/a
Pet Stain Resistance* 25 Years 20 Years 15 Years n/a n/a
Cushion Life of House Life of House Life of House Life of House** n/a
Stairs & Hallways Yes n/a n/a n/a n/a
Installation Life of Carpet Life of Carpet Life of Carpet Life of Carpet Life of Carpet
Replacement Warranty 90 Days* 60 Days* 30 Days 30 Days 30 Days

The qualifications for each rating vary according to flooring characteristics. For rating details specific to each product category, keep reading or click any of the following links: carpet, hardwood, laminate, ceramic, naturcor & vinyl, luxury vinyl tile and purstone/engineered.