They are an integral part of your home and can be seen everywhere from tiny feet’s puddles to wine spills to mud from soccer practices. You will need to decide when your residential carpet needs to be replaced.
It can be difficult to see the subtle changes in your carpet over time, especially if you’re not seeing it every day. We have compiled a list of top indicators to help you assess the condition of your flooring when it comes to deciding whether to replace it.
These are some signs your carpet may need to be replaced:
You can no longer hide the STAINS
It’s not intended to be viewed but lived in. This is great for making your space your home, but it can lead to carpet damage over time due to accidental spills and stains. Many stains can be easily removed if you are quick enough. However, some stubborn spots can prove difficult to remove, especially if you use DIY carpet cleaning techniques.
This has led to more creative ways to hide stains, from indoor plants to decorative rugs, over the years. But if you are running out of rugs that can cover wear and tear, maybe it’s time to make a change.
It smelt even after cleaning
Nothing is worse than smelling carpets when you return home. It’s possible to remove the stain from the carpet, but it may be difficult to do so with some materials. Pet owners often find this to be true. Sometimes, the smell may persist, even though you have cleaned up the little spillages immediately.
IT HAS BALDPATCHES OR MATTING
Carpets are used a lot over the years, especially if your children like to practice their cricket down the corridor or use the living room to perform dance rehearsals. Carpets can become thinned or matted over time, especially in high traffic areas. Polyester carpets are more susceptible to matting and can often not be restored.
IT’S LOSING ITS CUSHION
Carpet has a soft cushioning layer beneath your feet that is one of the main benefits. This cushioning is what makes carpet so comfortable and also helps with acoustics. Carpet that feels uneven or like it’s on concrete can indicate that the padding is not in its best condition.
Water damage is the carpet’s greatest enemy. It can leave stubborn stains and lingering damp odors. In Australia’s humid regions like tropical Queensland, dampness is more common. You should be on the lookout for signs of mold and mildew as well as a strong odour. This could indicate that your carpet needs to be replaced.
MORE Sniffles and Snoring AROUND THE HOME
Carpets older than 10 years can contain allergens such as pollen, dust and mites. You may find your carpet is causing more allergies than you realize, even with regular cleaning.
YOUR CARPET MAKES YOUR DECOR LOOK LIKE SOMETHING FROM A 70S TV SHOW
No matter if you are looking to renovate your home or sell your property, faded or worn carpets can quickly age any space. It is important that your home be welcoming and comfortable, according to your personal tastes and current design standards.
How often should a carpet be replaced?
It depends on what type of residential carpet you have and the reason you are replacing it. Carpet fibres will begin to show signs of fraying and ageing in homes with 2-4 people. This lifespan can be affected by your children or pets.
Good maintenance is key – not everyone needs to replace their carpets every ten years.