When do you know it’s time to replace your carpet?

When do you know it’s time to replace your carpet?

Carpet quality can be deceiving. Whilst your plush pile might look nice and in good nick, underneath the surface, your carpet may be more damaged than you realise. If you aren’t sure when it’s time to say farewell and replace your shag pile, the following signs will help you decide. Stubborn stains It’s almost impossible to prevent stains on the carpet. It doesn’t matter how stain resistant your carpet is guaranteed to be, over time the stain resistant finish that most carpets come with deteriorates, leaving your carpet unprotected. If self-cleaning has stopped working, and the professional carpet cleaners are finding it difficult to remove them, then it’s time for some new carpet. Whilst professional carpet cleaners have many tricks for removing those stains, once they have penetrated the padding beneath your carpet it’s only a matter of time before mould and other nasties set in. Stinky piles If there’s a persistent smell coming from your carpet that you can’t eliminate, then it’s time for a change. If you have pets or kids or are a bit clumsy, spills are inevitable. Food, dirt, urine, vomit and all the other lovely biological odours of life will find their way into your piles. If the smell remains stubbornly obvious even after a professional cleaning, that means its time to visit your nearest carpet store. Wear, tear and paper-thin padding It doesn’t matter how tough or durable your carpet is guaranteed to be, after years of feet, paws and furniture your carpet will show signs of wear. The type of carpet largely depends on how it will wear. For example, polyester carpets...