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5 Signs it’s time to get a new carpet

All good things must come to an end, and your carpets are no different.

Even the highest quality carpet will slowly wear down over the years and no amount of cleaning or care is quite enough to restore it to its former glory.

When this time comes, the expert team at Allfloors are here to help, using their years of experience and expertise to help find you the perfect new carpet to suit your budget and aesthetic preference.

All the products in our carpet range have been carefully selected to deliver exceptional long-lasting performance at a great price with a huge selection of wool and polypropylene designs to choose from.

As cost-effective as our new carpets may be, any new carpet is still a pretty big investment to make, and you want to be sure that you get the most out of your old carpet before making any flooring changes.

In this blog we will share some of the tips of the trade that we have picked up over the years for telling exactly when a carpet needs to be replaced and restoration is no longer an option.

Without further ado, here are 5 of the most obvious signs that your carpets need to be replaced.

5 Signs you need a new carpet

Sign #1: Permanent stains

We have all been there, the dreaded knee to the coffee table or over-excited pet and a glass of wine or plate of food goes tumbling. Act quickly and many carpet stains can be removed completely or at least reduced to the point where they are barely noticeable.

If you have tried all the tips and tricks in the book, and even professional carpet cleaning just won’t shift a stain, the only option may be the have the carpet replaced.

If you are dealing with a stain in a commercial facility where carpet tiles have been used rather than one single piece of carpet, you could be in luck. These carpet tiles are designed specifically to cope with the spills of a busy working environment and can removed and replaced individually. We offer individual carpet tile replacement that has the potential to save you hundreds of pounds in the event of a spillage.

Sign #2: Allergic Reactions

If you just can’t stop sneezing when you are at home, and no amount of hoovering or dusting is making a difference, your carpets may be to blame. 

Over time, dust and other allergens will become trapped or embedded so deep within the fibres of your carpet that standard vacuuming doesn’t remove them. 

When you purchase a new carpet from Allfloors our expert team will provide you with a number of helpful tips for cleaning your carpets and making your home an allergy free zone.

If you are someone who is highly allergic to dust and reacts severely to any build-up of allergens, it might make more sense to choose a hardwood or LVT floor instead, when replacing your carpets. These are easier to maintain and keep dust free, and there are no deep fibres for dust particles to become embedded within.

Sign #3: Irreparable Damage

Some carpets can be restored, but this tends to only be when the damage is to the top layer of fibres alone. 

If the damage extends deep within the carpet, especially if the backing is damaged beyond repair, you are probably better off getting it replaced before further issues arise.

If there is water damage to the carpet underlay, this can lead to serious health concerns as a result of mould growth, whilst water seeping into the floor underneath could leave you with expensive structural repairs.

Before you make your final decision, why not have your carpet assessed by a local professional from Allfloors who will let you know how deep the damage goes and what your options are.

Sign #4: Old Age

Nothing lasts forever and even the most well maintained carpets will eventually begin to look a bit tired and dog eared. Over the years, the carpet pile will gradually deteriorate, especially in high traffic areas such as hallways and living rooms.

This can lead to fading and a carpet that isn’t quite as flurry and luxurious as it once was. If you want to give your home a boost, both in comfort and in colour, a new carpet is one of the very best ways to do just that. Choose a hard-wearing wool carpet from Allfloors and you won’t need to worry about your carpet wearing out again anytime soon.

Sign #5: Strange Smells

If a nasty odour remains even after deep cleaning your carpet following a spill, it is likely because the padding or floor beneath your carpet has been contaminated. If these odours are the result of a pet accident or there is a musty smell that indicates mould growth beneath your carpet, replacement will almost certainly be required. Once substances have penetrated into a carpet backing or even further down, little can be done to recover the situation.

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