Some of the carpets are designed to last for up to ten years if it’s top quality and properly maintained. No matter how much you take care of your flooring though, there will come a time when it will have endured its functionality and served its purpose. So just when do you need to replace carpets?
Carpets in their most common forms are in polyester, nylon, cotton, wool, synthetic, and polypropylene. These carpet fibers must be utilized and carefully constructed since each of them have different pros and cons. But what they all have in common is that they would all get worn out over time.
Check the lifespan of your carpet. Most carpets nowadays are designed to last for 10 years and some offer warranties. If the carpet inside your home is already more than 10 years of age, then it might be the right time to replace them. You may start to see wrinkling, color loss, and matting on the high traffic pathways. Also, if cleaning does not do any good for you, might as well replace them.
One of the most obvious sign to check if your carpet is starting to give up on you is when there are large patches of matting and crushing. Daily traffic is the most probable reason for your carpets to mat down over time and usage. To prolong the life of your matted down carpet, have your carpets cleaned regularly. Cleaning may not completely solve this problem, but will definitely plump and freshen your carpet as soon as it’s done.
Wear and tears in small patches are easy to repair and does not need so much attention. Polyester carpets are more prone than others when it comes to developing wears and tears. Rips and tears are hard to patch up even with professional repair and cleaning. You might be able to fix those minimal tears yourself, or you can hire a professional to get the job well done.
If there are obvious, large wears, tears, and rips on your carpet, then it is definitely about time that your carpet needs replacement, most especially if the tears are present in major walkways.
Have you started to cover up carpet stains with furniture and rugs? Consider replacing your carpet if you have more than a couple of stains being hidden from eyesight. If you have stain-resistant carpets, this should be no problem to you. However, after a few years the treatment fades, leaving your carpets vulnerable to stains.
Be careful in using store bought products with harsh chemicals and DIY stain-removal tips found on the internet. They have potential to further damage your carpet. After removing the stains, some stay at the base of the carpet, damaging the adhesive that binds your carpet to the padding. You can hire a professional to penetrate the carpet padding and remove the hard-to-reach stains.