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Getting started on updating your house? Don’t forget about flooring! Read on for all the signs that it’s time to replace carpet with newer, better flooring!

Although carpeting is a great option for a lot of people since it makes a quieter space, warmer on the touch, and overall cozier, it’s time to consider better flooring.

Even if you love having carpeting in your house, it might be time to let go of it. How do you know when it’s time to replace carpet for better flooring.

Read on to learn when it’s time to say goodbye to your carpet.

1. Too Much Wear and Tear

It’s no secret people put their carpets through a lot. If your carpet doesn’t look like it did when you bought it, it’s time to reconsider new flooring.

When carpets see a lot of foot traffic, you move furniture, or you have an accident, it starts to cause wear and tear. Depending on the type of carpet you have, the tears might be more noticeable.

For example, polyester carpet fibers ten to matt and lose their shape over time. When this type of fiber flattens, it doesn’t return back to normal.

If your carpet has tears and signs of wear, it’s time to replace it with better flooring.

2. Thinning Carpet Padding

All carpets have a layer of padding that make it soft to the touch. When you walk over your carpet and the padding is in good condition, you will feel like walking on a cloud.

Carpet padding also acts as insulation and sound buffer. However, the padding also absorbs spills, which can wear down the padding.

If you notice your carpet looks uneven or has wrinkles, it’s time to replace the padding and the carpet.

3. Carpet Stains

When you have pets or children, stains of your carpet are inevitable. Even if you try to clean them right away, there are a few stains that never go away.

Pets have accidents, children spill juice, or they run around with mud on their shoes, which might make it difficult to get rid of the stains. If your carpet had a lot of old stains that not even a professional can clean, it’s time to treat yourself to an upgrade.

Replacing your carpet with better flooring such as hardwood or tile will make it easier to clean up spills.

4. Smelly Carpet

If no matter what you do the carpet in your house smells, it’s time to replace it. Even if you vacuum or have it professionally cleaned, there are some smells that linger around.

Those who have pets have a harder time getting rid of strong odors. When pets have accidents, the urine or feces penetrate deep into the fibers of the carpet.

Without proper cleaning, people also have to deal with mold and mildew odors.

If you notice you can’t get rid of the carpet odors, it’s time to replace it for better flooring.

5. Carpet is Too Old

If you can’t remember when you got your carpet, it’s time to get rid of the old and welcome a new floor. Any carpet that is over ten years, is too old.

After you’ve had a carpet for over ten years, it’s time to treat yourself to a hardwood floor.  

Is It Time to Replace Carpet with Better Flooring?

Now that you know when it’s time to replace carpet for better flooring, it’s time to rip off your carpet.

If your carpet is too old, it has strong odors, and there are plenty of signs of wear and tear it’s time to say goodbye.

Are you ready to replace carpet for better flooring? Contact us for more information.