How to Know It's Time for a New Carpet

Have you found yourself wondering if it’s time for your well-loved but well-worn carpet to go? Deciding when to replace your carpet can be a tough choice; not only is a new carpet a big investment, but it’s also a big change in design for your home. To help make the decision easier, the flooring experts at Floor Coverings International of Southwest Metro have put together a list of our top signs that it’s time to replace your carpeting. Read on to learn if a new carpet should be in your future!

  1. Permanent Stains and Odors—If you’ve tried your best to clean your carpet to no avail, it might be time for a replacement. A carpet that’s permanently stained or has permanent carpet odors affects your quality of life. While most stains, if treated promptly, are removable, permanent stains are a major sign that it’s time for a new carpet.
  2. Water Damage—Water damage is a sign you can’t ignore that says it’s time to replace your carpeting. Water damaged carpeting is prone to mold, and mold can have dire effects on your family’s health.
  3. Allergy Symptoms Worsening—Have you noticed an uptick in your allergy symptoms recently? Surprisingly, your old carpet may be to blame. As time goes on and your carpet’s fibers age, it becomes more and more likely that your carpet could house dust and allergens.
  4. Design Fatigue—It might not be as dangerous as water damage, but if you’re feeling design fatigue, it can have a real impact on your enjoyment of your home. Sometimes the answer to “When should I replace my carpeting?” is as simple as “Replace it when you want to.” If your carpet no longer makes you happy, it may be time for a change.

Do the signs point to a carpet change for your family? The local experts at Floor Coverings International of Southwest Metro are here to help! Call us today to schedule your free, in-home, consultation and estimate; we’ll bring our huge supply of carpeting samples to you in our mobile showroom, so you can pick the perfect carpet choice for your Minnetonka family.


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