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.
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.
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 are prone to matting and easily lose their form. However, nylon carpets are known to be more resilient and easier to clean.
Another sign of wear are tears. With all the action your carpet sees, tears are likely to occur. A professional can fix small tears, but large tears may mean the whole carpet needs to be replaced, especially if a tear has occurred in the main walkway.
All of this wear also affects the supportive padding that separates the fabric of the carpet from the floor. Over time, the padding starts to wear down and deflate, leaving your carpet limp and uneven. What’s worse, the padding also absorbs spills and smells, making it even weaker and less supportive. Once the padding is compromised, there’s no going back.
How old is your carpet?
With a strict no-shoe policy, regular professional cleaning and obsessive- compulsive like maintenance you may be able to prolong the life of your carpet for a while but not forever. Whilst manufacturers can give you a good idea of the supposed lifespan of your carpet (usually 10 years) in time, your carpet will deteriorate. If regular cleaning isn’t bringing it back to life, or it feels flat, limp and rough then it’s time to make a change.
Allergies acting up
Cushy carpets might feel nice under foot, but all of that plush material makes a fantastic breeding ground for little nasties like dust mites, mould, mildew and other allergens. Older carpets have a reputation of retaining these allergens, so if you or anyone in your family has started to show signs of potential allergic reactions, your old carpet may be to blame.
An Updated Style
Fashions come and go. When you step into the room, does it feel like you’re back in 1970? Old carpets can make a room feel old, out-dated and tired. It’s likely that a carpet from many years ago will not do any favours for the current style of the room.
Oh, and if you’d like some more additional information about replacing your carpet without any obligation please call us on 1300 558 794, or contact me and the team by email here
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About Encore Carpets – Encore Carpets
The knowledge and experience me, Ross and the team at Encore Carpets have gained over the years is invaluable to solving people’s carpets problems and helping them feel special in their own home and business.
We are here to serve you so and guarantee you will be over the moon with any service we provide to you from re-colouring, replacing or transforming a damaged carpet that was declared a lost cause to our complete interior design makeover services.
Customers are always amazed by the results we achieve for them, which motivates us to achieve the best possible outcomes we can. In fact, it is the fact that we set standards that we would be happy with if it was our own home.
On top of that, our service to you isn’t about cleaning, recolouring or replacing the carpet. It’s about creating long-term relationships and respecting the trust and faith you place in us to look after one of the most valuable assets you have. Your home or businesses. Best wishes, Lorraine and Ross Pearson, Encore Carpets, Gold Coast.
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