Deciding on when it’s time to replace your carpet can often be a difficult decision because of how much time, money, and effort is needed to tear out old carpets, remove the discarded carpet, and have new carpeting installed. Here at Smart Carpet & Flooring, we strive to make your shopping for carpet and flooring easier than ever. We have trained professionals who will visit your home and help you through every step of the process from selecting colors and fabrics from our mobile showroom, to scheduling an installation date.
But when exactly can you tell it’s time to replace your carpets? While it’s often just a matter of opinion, there are a few noticeable factors you can easily spot to help you determine if your carpet needs to be replaced.
If your carpet is stained beyond repair, you’ll probably want to consider replacing. Stains are one of the most common reasons why people replace their carpet. If you have had the same carpet for a number of years, it is common that you have encountered a number of different stains including food stains, dirt stains, and possibly pet urine stains. Eventually, the substances from these stains may absorb into the carpet padding and cause permanent damage to your carpet. This is a good indication that you may need to replace your carpet.
Wear & Tear
General wear and tear is common as carpet ages. The older the carpet, the more wear and tear it will typically have. While homeowners can easily fix small tears and rips, if carpets have large tears and rips that even trained professionals have a difficult time fixing, it might be time to replace your carpet. Polyester carpet fibers have a reputation of matting and losing their form as it ages while nylon carpeting is typically more resilient than polyester and responds well to carpet cleaning, even when matted down.
Carpet can absorb terrible odor that penetrates deep into the carpet fiber. This will cause a bad odor from your carpet which is never a pleasant smell. Proper cleaning and care is important to eliminate bad odors from your carpet however if you do not maintain your carpet properly, it will leave a bad smell in the room your carpet is in. You do not want to have a smelly room so if you have a smelly carpet, it may be time to replace your carpet!
We know replacing your carpet can be a difficult decision. Smart Carpet & Flooring wants to make it as easy as possible for all homeowners. Contact us today at 1-800-526-RUGS to discuss your next carpet installation in New Jersey, Eastern Pennsylvania or Staten Island!