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.
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.