While regular maintenance can help extend the life of your carpet flooring, your carpet will eventually show signs of wear and tear. Since carpets are not made to last a lifetime, there will come a time when you’ll need to replace it.

But how do you know when the carpet has reached the end of its lifecycle? Here are 4 signs it may be time to rip out your old carpeting and invest on a new one.

Worn out carpet flooring padding

If you have noticed your carpet padding isn’t as fluffy as it used to be, it may be time to replace it. Carpet padding is considered as the heart of any new carpet installation. It keeps the carpet comfortable underfoot, prevents spills off the subfloor, improves insulation and works as a buffer to muffle sounds.

When choosing new carpet padding, you will want to consider differences between waffle rubber padding, urethane foam padding, bonded urethane padding, flat rubber and fiber cushions.

You’ve been using it for more than 10 years

Carpets have a lifespan of 5 to 15 years. After that, not even the best cleaning can resuscitate your carpet flooring. The good news is that you now have the opportunity to replace old carpeting with advanced carpet flooring technology to better withstand stains, allergens and wear.

The carpet smells

Do you have pets? If you’ve just cleaned the carpet and it still smells like a wet dog, it means that the odor has penetrated deep into the carpet fibers. If that’s the case, it’s time for a new carpet installation that offers pet odor protection, stain resistance and allergy control.

Permanent stains

No carpet is fully stain-proof over time. As your carpet ages and stains set in, pesky stains may return even after you’ve cleaned the area. Stains are unsightly and can really dull your environment. If your carpet flooring is prone to spills, high traffic and activity consider replacing your old carpet with advanced stain-resistant carpet technology.

Contact Denver Carpet and Flooring to discuss your new carpet flooring and carpet installation needs.