Five signs it’s time to replace — and one problem you can actually fix
Maybe you’re considering selling your home — or you just purchased a new one. Perhaps you’re just in the mood to freshen up your décor or hop on a new trend in home design. Whatever the reason, there is definitely a finite season when it comes to carpeting. So, should it stay or should it go?
Flooring life depends on many factors, but the general consensus is that you can expect your carpet to last 5-15 years. More expensive fibers, such as nylon and wool, will last longer than carpets made from materials such as polyester, PET or olefin. Signs of wear include bare spots or patchiness. Unfortunately, there’s only one cure for balding carpeting: replace it.
Carpet padding is like the pillow under the case, the carpet is nothing but a layer of fabric without the padding. It helps support the carpet, working as a foundation and making it comfortable to walk and lay on. Signs of old padding include unevenness, wrinkles and a crinkling sound when someone walks over it.
If you own a pet or haven’t cleaned in a while, you may notice a lingering smell on your carpet, but the odor should be gone or noticeably diminished after a proper cleaning. If it doesn’t, this means that the odor has penetrated deep into the carpet fibers, it may even indicate mold and mildew growth. It’s often more cost effective to replace the entire carpet completely in order to fully eliminate the odor or odors.
Are you covering up carpet stains with furniture and rugs when carpet cleaning fails to remove them? If your house is starting to resemble a minefield, it’s time for a carpet replacement. Most carpets come with a stain-resistant finish, but over time, the treatment fades and eventually leaves the carpet unprotected.
Often, older carpets catch and retain more allergens and particulate matter, which may cause your allergies to act up. If you notice an increase in allergies, one source may be your older carpet.
Replacing your carpet may not feel like a “minor cosmetic repair,” but in a beautiful home, dingy — and even worse, dated — carpets stand out like a sore thumb. Consider an upgrade that could help you move your home faster.
So what’s out there in the market? Well, look to Dutch carpet specialist Brink & Campman, who has been making rungs since 1897! The collections from Brink & Campan epitomises Mother Nature through its elaborate floral designs that spring to live with its vibrant colours!
But if carpets aren’t up your alley, then Geff’s luxury vinyl planks featuring natural oak grains are sure to add a touch of warmth to your floors without busting the bank. Their natural wood grains are so detailed they seem to give floors a life of its own! Clearly, flooring treatments shouldn’t be an after-thought, they bear importance to any modern home and will express your character, too.
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