Your luxury home is your sanctuary from the world. Everything in your beautiful abode should embody comfort, convenience, and luxury so you can feel completely relaxed and content in your home. Part of luxury living when it comes to interior design is having a soft and beautiful carpet that complements the aesthetic of your home while also providing a lush texture to your walkways and living spaces. Carpets can be a subtle design touch, or they can be an artistic focal point of the room. It all depends on your design preference. But if you have had your carpet for a few years, you may be wondering if it is time for a carpet replacement. Like everything in your home, flooring solutions such as carpets need regular maintenance and periodic replacement. Taking care of your carpets will make them last longer, but there will still come a time when carpet replacement is the solution.
There are a few signs you need to look out for when you are thinking of a carpet replacement. If you feel as if your carpet is looking a little worse for wear, or if there are stubborn stains that you cannot remove, then maybe it’s time to get a new carpet installed. But there are other less noticeable signs too, like the deterioration of the carpet padding or color fading. If you are thinking about replacing your carpet, this article will be your helpful guide.
What is the lifespan of a carpet?
You don’t have to replace a carpet every year. In fact, the lifespan of a good carpet is between five to fifteen years. Better quality carpets that are properly maintained will last a long time. But of course, different lifestyle factors can affect how long your carpet will last.
If you live in a home with lots of people, or you have multiple pets or young children, your carpet may experience more wear and tear due to a high volume of traffic or multiple spills. Living in a humid climate can also make your carpets susceptible to moisture or water damage.
How do you know when the carpet needs to be replaced?
Proper maintenance can extend the lifespan of your carpet, but eventually, you will have to get your carpet replaced. There are no exact expiration dates for your carpets because it will vary depending on your lifestyle and environment. However, there are a few key things you should be on the lookout for.
If you notice visible damage, fading, stains, or odors, these are signs that you need to replace your carpet. Keep reading to learn the different reasons you should replace your old carpets.
Your Carpet is Over 15 Years Old
Nothing lasts forever, and that includes your carpet. If your carpet is over fifteen years old, you should consider getting it replaced. Your carpet has most likely endured its fair share of constant foot traffic, pets, spills, and sunlight exposure. After fifteen years, it is time to replace your carpet.
Your Carpet is No Longer Plush
One reason homeowners love carpeted flooring is its cushioning effect when they walk through their homes. A plush carpet is a sign of luxury in your home. But when you notice that your carpet is no longer plush, it may be time to replace your carpet.
The carpet padding is what gives carpets that soft and cushiony feeling. It is usually installed underneath the carpet. The padding supports the carpet, much like a pillow fills out a pillow case, and makes the carpet comfortable to walk or lay on. Carpet padding also adds to the sound and temperature insulation in your home.
Signs you need to replace our carpet because of the deterioration of the carpet padding include the loss of plushness, unevenness, wrinkles, and when you notice a crinkling sound when walking.
Visible Damage or Wear
Damage or wear on the carpet can include tears, matting, holes, or losing their form. When you see this, it may be time to replace your carpet. It is an aesthetic issue, as seeing a threadbare carpet or one riddled with holes is unpleasant. But it is also a safety issue. Holes or tears in your carpet can be tripping hazards.
Small tears can be repaired, either through DIY solutions or professional services. But if the damage is too great, or if the damage to your carpet is in a high-traffic area like the stairs, then it is best to replace your carpet.
Obvious Fading or Stains
The Philippines is a tropical country, so luxury homes get a lot of sunlight. Fabric and carpets exposed to the sun will eventually fade. You can rotate your carpets to even out the fade, but eventually, it may look so faded that it’s better to get a new carpet installed.
Another visual clue is stains that you cannot remove or hide. Stubborn stains can be removed if they are addressed early. There are many professional cleaning services that can help you remove carpet stains. But if the stains are persistent and you find yourself hiding them with strategic furniture placement, then it is time to replace your carpet.
Old Carpet Odors
Bad odors are another reason to replace your carpet. If you notice a bad smell coming from your carpet despite regular deep cleaning, then it is a clear sign you should get new carpets.
This can happen due to spills or bathroom accidents from pets or young children, and the liquid seeps in and sets in the carpet padding. Professional cleaning can sometimes work on odors. But if unpleasant odors still linger no matter how many times you have had your carpet cleaned, then you should look into carpet replacement.
Water damage is a terrible thing in any area of your home. And if your carpet has been submerged or wet for longer than 72 hours, you should consider getting it replaced. Mold and mildew can grow on the water-damaged carpet, which presents a health hazard for you and your family.
Increased Allergy Symptoms
Carpets are made of natural or synthetic fibers. Due to their nature, carpets can catch or collect allergens like dust, pollen, or pet dander, to name a few. Mold and mildew can also exacerbate allergies and respiratory issues.
If you notice that the people in your home display an increase in allergy symptoms like coughing, runny or stuffy nose, and irritated eyes, it might be best to get your carpet professionally deep cleaned or even replaced.
Your Carpet Looks Outdated
Interior design trends and personal preferences change over time. If you feel like your current carpet no longer aligns with your design preferences, getting a new carpet can be a great way to refresh your space. Your home should be a reflection of your personal style and taste, and having the right carpet can help you design your dream home.
Decorate Your Brittany Luxury Home with Your Dream Carpet
Decorate your luxury home with only the best home items. Maximize your luxury lifestyle by investing in carpets that match your luxury home. Portofino Alabang is an Italian-inspired exclusive community designed by Brittany Corporation. To match the relaxed and summery vibe of an Italian-inspired home, choose carpets that feel light, vibrant, and fresh.
Portofino Alabang is comprised of three Italian-themed luxury enclaves: Portofino Heights, Portofino South, and Amore at Portofino. Inspired by the old-world charm of the Italian coast, these exclusive communities exude timeless and classic sophistication that is a true mark of luxury living.
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