Carpets are a great way to add warmth and luxury to any interior. They look stylish, they feel comfortable and they add that extra layer of insulation for your home, helping to keep you warm during the cold months. What happens, however, when your carpet starts to look a bit worse for wear? Often, we put off replacing our carpets for years due to the cost and inconvenience of getting a new one fitted, however sometimes, it just has to be done. Read on for four signs that it is time to replace your carpet.
Most carpets come with a stain-resistant finish, however even the very best stain-resistant carpets can only fight off stains for so long. Eventually, the treatment fades and your carpet is left unprotected – this is when stains really show.
If your carpet is full of stains and is starting to look grubby, this is good reason to invest in a brand new one. After all, you can only hide them with pieces of furniture and rugs for so long! If a professional carpet cleaning service simply does not do the trick, a new carpet may be in order. Stubborn stains such as wine, mustard, tea and bleach are tough to remove and many cleaning products containing harsh chemicals can leave your carpets damaged; this is why it may be best to start afresh.
General wear and tear
Think about how many times your carpet is walked over during a day – let alone over ten years. Lots of foot traffic can leave your carpets matted, frayed, torn and looking significantly worn and are all signs that you need a new carpet. While you may be able to fix small rips and tears yourself, large rips and fraying carpets are an indicator that it’s time to invest in new carpet for your home.
Smells tend to linger in carpets which is why they should be cleaned regularly, particularly if you have a pet. If, after a proper clean or a professional service, you notice that your carpet still smells, this is a sign that it needs to be replaced. Odours can penetrate deep into carpet fibres and the carpet pad; if this happens, it will be difficult to eliminate the smell.
A persistently bad smelling carpet can even be a sign of mildew or mould growth. In this case, you should certainly get your carpet replaced.
If you have noticed that your allergies have been playing up recently, your carpet may be the last thing you think of when it comes to working out the culprit. Carpets, however, catch dust and allergens which can trigger the symptoms of your allergies. While regularly vacuuming your carpets can help to keep allergens under control, sometimes even the most expert cleaning will not be able to rid your symptoms. If this is the case, it’s time for a new carpet.
Replace your carpet with Cooper & Williams
If you think that it is time for a new carpet, the professional and skilled team at Cooper & Williams can help you. For over 40 years we have been supplying and fitting carpets for both domestic and commercial clients in Shrewsbury and Shropshire, offering the most competitive prices around.