My neighbor, the contractor, offered me some advice. I was looking to purchase wal to wall carpeting and he suggested I talk to his carpetcleaner before I made a decision. I never would have thought of that but considering that the cleaner stays with the carpet for life he probably knows which type wears the best. He recommended Alameda Carpet Cleaning. The cleaner advised me on the way various piles wear and what works best in what type of area. Also the colors that work best in busy areas and more. I went to the carpet store a lot more educated than I would have been before. If you are in the market for carpeting check with the pros from your carpet cleaning company first.