Is It Time To Replace Your Carpet?
Household carpet serves a few different purposes – namely, design and functionality. You want something that not only looks great, but feels great as well.
First things first: how long should your carpet last? On average, a quality carpet floor that’s been properly maintained will last roughly 10 years. Having a good underlay is essential to the integrity of the carpet. If you don’t, your carpet may only last for as little as four years. That’s quite a difference! You need to take into consideration the traffic volume of your carpeted areas as well. A high-volume area such as stairs or a main walkway will wear a lot faster than a bedroom or living room.
If you’ve recently purchased a house, it’s worth taking a good hard look at the flooring before moving in. Previous owners may not have used quality product or not maintained carpets and other flooring. Visible blemishes such as frayed corners or stains are an easy indicator that it’s time to pull up that carpet and start fresh.
Replacing the carpet outright is a good choice, but installing hardwood or even vinyl with an area rug is always an option as well. The benefit here is the ease of cleaning and sleek appeal. The benefits of carpet are added warmth as well as noise protection. When it comes to your flooring, the choice is up to you!
Lots of things can cause an old carpet to smell. Food spills, non-thorough cleanings, pet accidents, even the lingering smell of cigarette smoke – these can all cause a stinky carpet. Worse than these is the chance that your house may suffer from mold and mildew, which becomes a potential health risk for your family.
How often do we take the time to condition and deep-clean our carpets? It's recommended that carpet undergo a restorative cleaning semi-annually, which is a thorough process. Deep-cleaning carpets not only refreshes the look, but extends carpet life and reduces the amount of allergens and bacteria.
Aesthetic and Style
Sometimes you just want a refreshing change. Perhaps the style isn’t up to date, or the color clashes, or you’re doing a renovation and you want something new. Maybe you want something under your feet that feels more plush for those early mornings. It’s up to you!
We’re generally able to tell when it’s time to say, “out with the old and in with the new.” Carpet replacement doesn’t have to be a chore. Let us help you make it a fun event with our in-stock options, regular deals, and top-notch flooring advisors!