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Tarkett carpet in living room

2023 Carpet Guide: How Long Does Carpet Last?

There are a few ways to answer the question, how long does carpet last? When the question is typed into Google search, it says 5 to 15 years. One would assume that is an average of several answers on the web. A few things that affect carpet life expectancy are traffic, fiber, face weight, and maintenance. If you keep a clean household and are willing to follow the manufacturer’s directions a quality carpet should last longer than 15 years.

For example, Tarkett Home offers the Crosswalk line. It comes with 3 residential limited lifetime warranties: on stains, pet urine, and soil. In addition, the Crosswalk line comes with 3 residential limited 25-year warranties: on abrasive wear, texture retention, and manufacturing defects. This carpet should last at least 25 years when given proper care. Why? Because it is made with 100% Solution Dyed Primus® PET Continuous Filament, Non-fuzzing Fiber. It has high gauge construction, and 3M Scotchgard protection. The face weight is 50 oz. which means there is plenty of fiber to hold the carpets texture for a long time.

12 Stylish and comfortable shades are offered in a beautiful multi-level cut and loop pattern that fills 18” x 26” before it repeats.

When Should I Replace My Carpet?

It depends on the person. Some people, who are sensitive to dust and have allergies, know immediately when they walk in that the old carpet has to go. Look for wear along the edges of high traffic areas and transitions to other rooms. These could be a hazard and should be replaced. If there are no signs of damage but only soiling, it is probably best to have the carpet professionally cleaned and then decide if it should be replaced. Stains and smells should be eliminated by a good cleaning. Most carpet warranties only apply to the person who bought the carpet. If the carpet came with a resale house you may want to buy new carpet to help get a fresh start.

Anderson Tuftex carpet on stairs

What is the Best Carpet for Stairs?

Nylon is the most durable fiber for traffic and stain resistance making it the top choice. We recommend a plush style in a twisted or cut pile with a maximum of ¾ inch height for stability under foot. The example shown in the photo above is by Anderson Tuftex it is from their “Wizard of Paws” collection. The 20 year warranty is a testament to the manufacturer’s confidence that it will perform well on stairs.

Choose an Expert Installer

When it is time to renovate your floors be sure to contact Saddleback Carpet & Flooring for a free in-home consultation and measure. We have a large showroom in Mission Viejo and want to help you see the options you have available. We are happy to help you strike the perfect balance between budget and design. 100% customer satisfaction, and expertly installed carpet is our goal. It is easy to get started, contact us today and see how fresh carpet can improve your home.

Tarkett Home carpet
With a color palette of 12 beautiful shades and a robust 50 oz. face weight, Tarkett's Crosswalk Collection is designed to infuse your home with both style and comfort, and is constructed of 100% solution dyed Primus PET Fiber. Limited Lifetime Stain, Pet Urine & Soil, 25 Years Abrasive Wear, Texture Retention and Manufacturing Defects.
Carolyn G
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Jerry has been PHENOMENAL starting from the first time I walked into his showroom to see the different types of flooring he carries. After doing lots of research, I decided to use Saddleback to redo all of the floors in my just-purchased home. Jerry has gone the extra mile to make sure I am pleased with every aspect of the work. Unlike some other business owners, he won't sell you something then leave the details to others; instead he shows up at the job site every day and remains deeply involved. The buck stops with him, and he knows it. He even sent me videos of the work in progress because I couldn't be there during the installation. Truly, my experience with Jerry and Saddleback Carpet & Flooring has been A+ from start to finish.
Judy Toone
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Excellent job and service. They go out of their way to make sure you are happy with purchase. The installers Jose and his son Erwin are the best and tidiest. They did a fantastic job and I am so pleased. Do not hesitate to use their services!!
Jesus A.
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Jerry was very helpful when coming to measure and give me an estimate on my new home that desperately needed new carpet. His quote was fair and they estimated it would take two days to complete the job. His team was done in under a full day. Very pleased with the carpet and his crew. Thank you!
Deena A.
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This is the second time we have used Saddleback Carpet & Flooring and we are very happy with our new flooring. Jerry, the owner, is amazing! Very accommodating and easy to work with. Benjamin and his crew are Masters of their craft. Their work is awesome, done in a timely matter and they cleaned up when they were finished. Overall, just a great experience. I would highly recommend Saddleback Carpet & Flooring.

What could go wrong?

Come in and find carpet with a pet stain warranty. You will be amazed at our selection and how quickly we install carpeting!

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Here are some ideas and links we found helpful on carpet design trends for 2023.

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