Do You Need a New Carpet?
“Do I need a new carpet?” That can be a deceptively thorny question to ask yourself — what you should really be asking is:
- Does your carpet show excessive staining?
- Does your carpet show wear and tear?
- Does your carpet produce unpleasant odors?
- Does your carpet suffer from poor padding?
- Is your carpet’s style looking dated?
If you’re nodding your head more than you’re shaking it, chances are you need a new carpet.
Carpet and rug cleaning can remove most stains, but stains that have penetrated deeper than the carpet are problematic. Additionally, excessive staining probably indicates that your carpet has lost its stain-resistant finish, and that’s a sure sign it’s time to move on.
Wear and Tear
Covering your carpet to hide worn spots? Notice the fibers are lying flat even when no pressure is placed on them? It happens — eventually, even the most resilient of carpeting is going to fail through simple wear and tear. Rips in newer carpet can be repaired, but a carpet that’s worn all over should be replaced.
Pets are the most common cause of lingering smells. The problem is that odors penetrate deep into the carpet fibers and padding — in some cases, the subfloor may be affected by mold or mildew growth. If you notice any unpleasant lingering smells, it’s probably time to change your carpet.
Padding provides support and acts as a foundation. It also improves your insulation, keeping your feet warm during even the depths of winter in Naperville, Lisle, and Wheaton. However, the padding will eventually fail. Signs of this include unevenness, wrinkling, and a crinkling sound as you walk.
Out of Date
Okay, maybe your carpet is still in prime condition. You might simply want to change it because its style has become dated, especially since most carpets will start to lose texture and tuft after around 10 years anyway.