What Is The Length Of Time For Which Your Carpeted Floors Will Last?

You might want to revamp the interiors of your home every few years or so. So, you could consider repainting the walls. You could move furniture around your living spaces. And, you could purchase various home décor accessories to give your living spaces a swanky makeover.

But, in many cases, you will not think about revamping the flooring in your Picton home. Replacing your flooring can be a time-consuming and costly project. As a result, several homeowners will not contemplate doing it until the floor starts looking shabby and decrepit. Because of this, the durability that a flooring material offers is often the best indicator of the value for money that a particular flooring material offers.

Carpets often go through a lot more wear and tear than homeowners can imagine. People step on them. Children and pets skid across them. Other individuals have food on them (and invariably end up spilling some on the carpet).

Some people think nothing of walking on carpets with muddy shoes. As a result, it is hardly surprising that carpets start looking shabby and dirty much earlier than other flooring materials. Professionals from the carpet manufacturing sector believe that it is best to replace your carpets every six to eight years. This is the ideal lifespan of carpets in households featuring up to four people. 

However, carpets can require replacement much earlier based on certain factors such as:

    The number of people living in the house.

    The material of the carpet.

    The placement of the carpet i.e. whether it is in a high-traffic or a low-traffic area.

    The quality of the carpet and its fabric.

    The frequency with which you clean and maintain the carpet and,

    Whether the household features children and / or pets.

It goes without saying that regular (and proper) maintenance of your carpets can prolong their lifespan significantly. So, if you don’t want to replace your carpets frequently, consider:

    Vacuuming carpets in your high-traffic areas every three days or so and all other carpets at least once a week

    Cleaning up spills on the carpets of your Engadine property immediately, so that the spills do not soak in 

o    Dabbing the spilled area is better to prevent the stain from spreading while cleaning.

    Doing your homework about the various stain removers available in the market and then use them on your carpets for cleaning up stains.

    Purchasing higher quality carpets at the outset – the relative difference in prices could mean that you might not need to replace your carpets very frequently.

    Ensuring that everyone wipes their feet on mats before stepping indoors.

    Altering the layout of the room regularly to ensure that the foot traffic that the carpet experiences varies.

    Incorporating suitable window treatments to minimise the exposure of your carpets to direct sunlight and,

    Using professional carpet cleaning services at least once annually.