TCO Calculator

The Total Cost of Ownership Calculator

  • Color depth is an important factor in reducing visible soil. Select the gray-tone color depth of the carpets you would like to compare below.

  • The pattern of the carpet plays a major role in hiding soil. Choose the pattern that best describes your carpet of Antron® fiber as well as your alternate specification.

     

    Carpet of
    Antron® fiber

    Alternative
    Carpet

    Random Pattern
    Regular Pattern
    Non-Pattern Multicolor
    Non-Pattern Solid
  • The texture of a carpet can affect how well it resists matting and crushing and when paired with soiling can cause “uglting-out” of the carpet. Choose the texture that best matches your carpet of Antron® fiber and your alternative specification.

     

    Carpet of
    Antron® fiber

    Alternative
    Carpet

    Loop
    Textured Loop
    Multilevel Loop
    Loop
    Tip Shear
    Loop
    Tip Shear
    Cut
  • Fiber can affect how a carpet resists soiling and staining, how much it costs to maintain, and how long it retains its original appearance. Choose the fiber that is used for your carpet of Antron® fiber and your alternative specification.

     

    Carpet of
    Antron® fiber

    Alternative
    Carpet

     
     
     
     
  • Now it’s time to input your specific maintenance information. Fill in the requested information below. Use your local currency, entering only numbers.

    Using data based on the carpet selections you have made for the two products you wish to compare, the model-calculates the number of cleanings that may be required over the period you hope to have the carpet installed. This will enable you to identify your true cost of ownership.

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    Sq. Yd.
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    Sq. Yd.
     
    Sq. Ft.
     

    Extra Heavy: Airport Concourse, Hotel Front Desk, Outside Main Entrance: Retail store, Office Building, School

    Heavy: Main Lobby, Library, Auditorium, Main Corridor

    Moderate: Classroom, Open Office, Examination Room, Dressing Room

    Examples of Foot Traffics could vary depending on facility

     
    Years

    Enter values less than $1.00 as a decimal (Example: 0.25)

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    Sq. Ft.
  • Calculating TCO...

    These results show the number of cleanings that would be required to maintain the Carpet of Antron® fiber and the Alternative Carpet at roughly the same level of appearance. It is meant to show the relative performance of the two products only and not to be employed as a detailed maintenance plan.

    The following calculations are estimates of cleaning and maintenance only. They do not include other potential costs such as:

    • Premature replacement
    • Business interruption
    • Disposal
    • Other costs associated with a carpet failure

    Please consult with a certified carpet cleaning professional for more details on the specific needs of your facility. Visit http://www.iicrc.org/locate-a-certified-professional to locate a certified professional that fits your needs.

    Comparison Analysis

      Carpets with Antron® fiber Competitor Carpet
    Cost of Carpet (product only)
    Estimated Cleanings Over Years
    Estimated Maintenance Cost Over Years
    Year Total Cost of Ownership
    (product + maintenance)

    Cleaning Over Time

    Antron® fiber is 100% Nylon 6,6 and features innovative hollow filament fiber structures, small surface areas, and DuraTech® soil resistance treatment. These qualities help maintain appearance making cleaning easier.

    Cumulative Cost

    The type 6,6 nylon polymer, hollow filament fiber shape technology and DuraTech® soil resistance treatment of Antron® nylon are a powerful combination for keeping carpet looking newer longer.

    Total Cost of Ownership

    Maintenance costs can often be significantly higher than initial costs and should be carefully considered when evaluating carpet alternatives.

    Supporting Information

    This chart shows a plot of Delta-E, a measure of carpet color change from a new carpet. The TCO calculator** model predicts a change in Delta-E with time due to soiling, to carpet type, and to carpet color/pattern. The Delta-E data used to generate the TCO model was measured by a portable colorimeter. More than 500 test carpets installed at a real-world commercial facility with heavy soiling and foot traffics were measured over time.

    The results above illustrate the difference in cleanings required to maintain the selected carpets at roughly the same level of appearance based on this Delta E data.

    Your Choices

      Carpets with Antron® fiber Competitor Carpet
    Color
    Pattern
    Texture
    Fiber
    Cost of Carpet
    Carpeted Area
    Foot Traffics per Year
    Installation Life
    Cost of Deep Cleaning

    **The TCO calculator is a mathematical model, based on carpet testing data, which calculates a predicted cost of ownership over time. As with any model, its predictions may not perfectly predict real world results because real carpets and real world conditions can vary.