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 n/a
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 (Labor Excluded) 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

*Only available on Innovia XTREME Clean™ and Innovia Touch XTREME Clean™, SolarMax® & solution dyed fibers.

**Pet stain excludes all olefin & wool fiber styles.

***Covers Tigressa® H2O™ and SoftStyle. Covers Downs®, Innovia XTREME Clean™, Innovia Touch XTREME Clean™ and Innovia Touch XTREME Clean Dream™, ResistA® Soft Style, Rival by ResistA® and Resista® 3.0 purchased after 6/1/16

Laminate

Wear Warranty 50 Years 30 Years 25 Years 15 Years 10 Years
Fade Resistance 50 Years 30 Years 25 Years 15 Years 10 Years
Stain Resistance 50 Years 30 Years 25 Years 15 Years 10 Years
Locking System 50 Years 30 Years 30 Years 30 Years 30 Years
Water Resistance 50 Years 30 Years 25 Years 15 Years 10 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

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

Resilient

Wear-Through Warranty 25 Years 20 Years 15 Years 10 Years 5 Years
Fade, Stain, Discolor 25 Years 20 Years 15 Years 10 Years 5 Years
Rip,Tear, Gouge & Indent 25 Years 20 Years 15 Years 10 Years 5 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

Luxury Vinyl

Wear Warranty Life 30 Years 25 Years 20 Years 15 Years
Fade & Stain Resistance Life 30 Years 25 Years 20 Years 15 Years
Indent, Rip, Tear & Gouge Resistance Life 30 Years 25 Years 20 Years 15 Years
Water Resistance Life 30 Years 25 Years 20 Years 15 Years
Locking System Life 30 Years 25 Years 20 Years 15 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

Tile

Wear Warranty 25 Years 20 Years 15 Years 10 Years 5 Years
Fade Resistance 25 Years 20 Years 15 Years 10 Years 5 Years
Stain Resistance 25 Years 20 Years 15 Years 10 Years 5 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

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, laminate, hardwood, resilient, luxury vinyl and tile.