Denver Carpeting Replacement:  Is it time to replace the carpet?

If you’re researching whether or not your existing Denver carpeting meets the criteria for replacement, chances are – it probably does.  If you’re considering replacement, there has to be a valid reason, but this assumption could be wrong. Maybe it’s almost time, but not just yet. When you’re on the fence regarding replacement, you want facts. There is a lot to take into consideration before deciding on carpet replacement.

How old is the carpeting?

The lifetime of carpeting can range anywhere from 5-10 years, depending upon many factors that you’re going to be informed of below. If your carpeting is between 5 and 10 years of age, your gut instinct that it’s time for replacement could be on point. If it’s under, 5 years, it could still meet the requirements for replacement depending upon the condition of the carpeting. You’ll want to have an expert take a look when you’re unsure.

What type of carpeting do you have?

One of the biggest factors you’ll want to take into consideration is the quality of the carpeting. If you’re shopping for new carpeting on a budget, don’t be surprised when it’s time for replacement sooner than later. The higher the quality of the carpeting, the longer you can expect the lifetime of the carpeting to be. However, you’re not penalized for shopping on a budget. Carpet is sold in various prices for a reason – to meet the needs of all budgets. Consider this, though, if you’re replacing cheaper carpet sooner than later when compared to higher quality carpeting, are you really saving in the long-run?

How much wear has the carpeting experienced?

Carpeting that experiences frequent wear could be in dire need of replacement. When considering the wear, if you’re unsure you could always have an expert look at the carpeting. Generally, if the carpeting looks worn or doesn’t seem to respond to a good cleaning, you may want to consider replacing it.

How often have you maintained the carpeting?

Do you maintain your carpeting regularly? Believe it or not, carpeting experts say that you really only need to vacuum 1-2 times per week. It needs to be professionally cleaned as often as required by the warranty – usually no later than every 18 months. Keeping the carpeting vacuumed regularly and routinely professionally cleaned could in fact extend the life of the carpeting. Another method of carpet preservation includes the “no shoes in the house rule.”

Do you have pets and/or children in the home?

Pets and children will inevitably destroy carpeting. It’s just a fact of life and there are many reasons for this. Some of those reasons include spills, muddy paws, cats that thoroughly enjoy using your good carpeting as a scratching post, kids that forget to take their shoes off in the house, and more. If you have children or pets in the home, you can generally expect the lifetime of your carpeting to decrease greatly.

Is it time for Denver carpeting replacement?

Whether you’re positive that you’re ready to replace the carpeting in your home or you’re still on the fence, the carpeting experts at Denver Carpet and Flooring are here to help. We’d be happy to come by your home, assess your carpeting, and then provide you with a free estimate. During your free estimate we’ll honestly let you know whether or not it’s time for replacement, and what it will cost for replacement. Just give us a call at (303) 432-FLOOR (3566) to speak with a member of our knowledgeable sales staff and to learn more!