Like most flooring options, carpet doesn't last forever. Even with the advancements of carpet manufacturing, the life expectancy of carpet is typically anywhere from 5-15 years. There are many variables that increase or decrease the lifespan of your carpet. A room with minimal traffic will last considerably longer than a hallway that has high traffic. A home with a children and pets will see an increase in wear compared to a home with a quiet lifestyle.
If you want to increase the lifespan of your carpet, you should have your carpet professionally cleaned every 18-24 months. If you've had your carpet for more than 20 years, it's best to replace the carpet to maintain your home's indoor air quality and comfort.
Stains and smells are the most common reasons why carpet should be replaced. While you can move around furniture to hide some stains, it's not always possible and not a best practice. When stains seep into the carpet fibers and carpet pad, they can bring odors that last for years. The stains can also lead to possible mold and mildew issues which can become very costly.
If you are thinking about replacing your old carpet, then reach out to Flooring Liquidators to schedule an in-home consultation.