The Details Behind TCO

  • We’ve tested more than 500 carpets installed at a real-world commercial facility with heavy soiling and foot traffics and measured results over time to generate the TCO calculations.
  • By comparing aesthetics, construction and fiber characteristics for two similar commercial carpets, the model can predict expected soil performance.
  • The TCO calculator will also consider key factors that impact the maintenance of your building, like foot traffics and the cost of your cleaning program.
  • It takes all of these factors and calculates the expected cost difference over time of your carpet investment.

  • Acquisition cost of new carpet
  • Expected maintenance costs over time

Acquisition and maintenance are just two factors to consider when evaluating commercial carpet. Other key costs to be aware of but that are not included in this model include:

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

Antron® carpet fiber is engineered to stay newer looking longer, which can extend a carpet’s life on the floor and help add years to your replacement cycle. The TCO model illustrates the impact that fiber, pattern, color, and texture have on the cost of carpet maintenance, but does not reflect the potential savings of longer life. Please consider this important point when calculating your total carpet investment.

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, its results should not be taken as proof of superiority of one carpet brand, style or construction over another.

“I’ve learned how important it is to make an investment in carpet fiber. All of the carpet mills involved in the process knew I would not accept anything other than Antron® Lumena™ solution dyed nylon as the fiber.”

Ralph DeGruttola Black & Veatch