Replacing Carpet: How Often Should I Do It?

Sep 11, 2021 | Carpet | 0 comments

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Replacing Carpet: How Often Should I Do It?

The short answer: Your carpet should be changed every 5-10 years.

The long answer: It depends on a variety of factors.

When you think about what the purpose of carpet is, you might jump to its purpose first.

They’re soft and warm beneath our feet and are kinder to our knees when we’re standing on all day.

But it’s as much about the atmosphere it gives off as much as its purpose.

Carpets have the ability to add great beauty to our home and when it comes time to replace them, we must make a decision about whether we want to keep the same ambience or an entirely new one.

But how often should we replace our carpets?

Most people wait too long and let their carpets become ragged and worn.

So when should we replace our carpet?

It depends on the quality and type of carpet you purchased and the care you took in looking after it.

With good maintenance, a carpet will look as good as new for many years.

Still, carpets will always have some dust and dirt which can’t be removed no matter how often you clean them.

Here’s a checklist of the key components to consider when looking for a new carpet:

1. How Much Carpet Maintenance?

Any carpet that has seen little love in the maintenance department for two years or more will need to be replaced right away.

Even the most hardwearing carpet can’t stand against such an onslaught!

If your aged carpet still looks good, consider pulling it up to see its underside… but prepare yourself as it could look like something from a horror movie!

2. How Much Carpet Use?

Sometimes a carpet will see little in the way of foot traffic and can last another year or two – even if it has suffered without much love.

Still, pay close attention to its smell, visible stains, floating dust particles, and any other wear and tear.

It might be damaged more than you realise.

3. How Effective Is Carpet Cleaning?

Deep cleans involving the use of steam cleaners will prolong the lifespan of your carpet.

A cursory passing of a hoover will have much less of an effect.

Be honest with yourself and have a good long look at the carpet, looking for wear and tear.

If the carpet was relatively cheap and smells to high heaven, toss it immediately as the cost of cleaning and refurbishing it will likely cost more than a new carpet.

4. What Carpet Fabric Is It Made Of?

It’s important to audit your carpet before deciding whether or not to replace it.

Consider the fibre, density, twist, and colour of your carpet.

A shaggy wool carpet will need to be replaced often if it has seen even a little use, whereas manmade materials tend to last a lot longer.

Of course, the quality of the carpet isn’t the only feature we need to concern ourselves with.

Sometimes we just want a change, to alter the ambience our carpets exude.

In this case, it’s not about the quality of the carpet but asking ourselves if it is really giving us the look and feel we were after when we first bought it.

To maintain your carpet, be sure to check out our article on how to clean your carpet.

This will prolong your carpet’s life and keep it looking as fresh as the day you first bought it.

But if you have your heart set on replacing your carpet, feel free to call us for a free consultation or check out our carpet services.

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