Life happens, and stains, matting, or mold can set in, making your once new and beautiful carpet unsightly! However, even if you vacuum weekly and have your carpet cleaned regularly, your carpet will eventually need to be replaced. On average, carpet can last between five to fifteen years, but the lifetime of your carpet really just depends on a variety of factors. So how do you know how often to replace it? Here’s what to look out for to determine if it’s time to replace your carpet:

If you’ve just purchased a home, you may love everything about it, the yard, the number of bedrooms and bathrooms, the layout, but you may not love the carpeting. If you move into a new home, the carpet may be among the first things you change to personalize it and make it your own. Replacing your carpet if it looks dated or doesn’t go with your style is sometimes necessary!

Once you’ve been in your home for a while, especially if you have pets and or children, your carpet will start to accumulate stains. Most stains can be removed with cleaning, but some are irreparable. Some stains can absorb into the padding and lead to mildew. If there is mildew under the carpet, or excessive staining, The Floor Store recommends you replace your carpet.

Depending on what your carpet is made of, your carpet can start to matt. If your carpet is older, or made of polyester, matting can make it difficult, if not impossible to salvage. If your carpet has matting, it’s time to replace it with something of higher quality. Prevent matting in your new carpet with regular deep cleaning.

At The Floor Store, we offer a vast selection of carpet options in various patterns and colors to go with any aesthetic in any room. Visit our showroom on 2nd Street to see what we have in stock!