We’ve heard of some carpet flooring lasting up to 25 years. One person told the staff at our carpet store that her rug lasted 23 years and that she even had a dog! Like anything else, though, the better the product and installation quality and the better you take care of it, the longer it will last.
Everyday tips to help your carpet installation last longer
1. Vacuum frequently, at least several times a week, but preferably daily. No, it won't harm your carpet, especially if you remove beater bars, rotating brushes. It's excellent for removing surface dirt.
2. Change air conditioner and HVAC unit filters frequently, especially if you have a pet. Also, check with a professional (please don't try this yourself!) about installing a filter in your furnace.
3. Blot (don't rub!) carpet spills immediately. Otherwise, stains will set, and the rug will always look dirty.
Why deep cleaning is so important
Vacuuming gets the surface dirt, and the only way to remove trapped pollutants and particles is to have your carpets deep cleaned regularly; when rugs are dirty, they get matted down and look dull. Soil acts like tiny razor blades and can fray fibers; dirt and moisture can get tracked in on shoes, starting mold growth.
It also improves indoor air quality since a clean rug will enhance airflow, and your home will smell fresher. You'll also save money because most carpet manufacturers include a stipulation in their warranties that rugs must be professionally cleaned every 12 to 18 months, or protections will be voided.
Have it installed professionally
Many say the installation is as necessary, if not more so, than the actual product. We agree. Well-installed carpets will be smooth and without rolls, bumps, wrinkles. It will also be stretched correctly with a power stretcher that ensures a tight, firm fit; knee kickers are only meant for small areas like closets.
Since 1988, we've been South Jersey's most trusted flooring store, offering high-quality products, superior installations, experienced design & decorating teams, and unsurpassed customer service. Come into Foglio's Flooring Center showroom in one of our two locations: Marmora & Ocean City, NJ. Explore our extensive inventory and let our professionals help you find the right carpet flooring for you. We serve Avalon, Stone Harbor, Sea Isle City, and Galloway Township and offer free quotes.