What is the lifespan of a carpet?

What is the lifespan of a carpet?

Depending on quality, carpeting can have a life of 20 years or more. It's like anything else; however, the better you take care of it, the longer it will last. We know someone who had hers for 23 years, and she raised a puppy!

Two tips on care

1. Establish a routine. Hallways, entryways, and other high traffic areas should be vacuumed at least twice a week, with the different surfaces once a week. Even if you think vacuuming is excessive, there's a good reason for it. Dirt and soil are sharp and can fray the fibers of this floor covering.

2. Don't skimp on padding because it protects the floor from the basic service, and don't accept whatever is just thrown into the bag. Some paddings can be too thick and damage the rug. Seek the advice of the experts at the carpet store to find the best one for your rug.

Why you should hire professional carpet cleaners

1. You’ll save money, and not just by avoiding repairs and premature replacement; most warranties today have stipulations to have the carpet professionally cleaned.

2. Professionals have machines so powerful that rental machines can do only a fraction of the job. Besides, you don't know what condition those machines are in!

3. Professionals know that every stain and fiber is different and will proceed accordingly. Unfortunately, some cleaners are so inappropriate that they're ineffective and damage the fibers. Experts also rinse properly; leaving soap residue is a common rookie mistake.

4. Professionals use high-powered fans to dry the rug (and its padding) quickly and effectively. It only takes 12 hours for mold and mildew to start growing; air drying takes much longer than that.

Established in 1965, Supreme Floor Covering boasts state-of-the-art showrooms, knowledgeable staff, quality products, superior installations, free quotes, and so much more. So whether you're considering carpet flooring or some other product, visit our showroom in Tri City, MI, especially if you live in Bay City, Mainland, Saginaw, Essexville, Essexville, Sanford, Bridgeport, Freeland, Mount Pleasant, Thomas Township, or Frankenmuth.