When choosing a flooring for your home, carpets are the obvious option that provide a blend of style and comfort. But how long does a carpet last for?
Well, we are here at Affordable Flooring Solutions to answer your questions and give you all the information you need about carpeting your home.
How long a carpet lasts for can be anywhere between 5 to 15 years and this is effected by the quality of the carpet as well as maintenance.
Wool carpets, though more expensive than Nylon ones, are very durable and good as a form of insulation as well as sound proofing. Wool carpets are fairly easy to maintain and are good for high foot traffic areas such as hallways, living rooms and staircases.
However, the carpet material that lasts the longest is nylon. Nylon is not as luxurious as wool as it is made of synthetic fibres but, because of its synthetic nature, it comes in a wide range of colours and styles. It can withstand mess, pet paws, regular hoovering and small spills so it is easy to maintain. A high-quality nylon carpet can last between 12-15 years. Want to learn more about our range of nylon carpets? Contact us today for a quote.
Consider the use
It’s important to consider what area of your house you want the carpet in. The bedroom can have softer carpet as it is more comfortable and has less foot traffic going through it. Whereas, somewhere like a hallway or staircase needs a more durable carpet to cope with foot traffic.
Cleaning your carpets semi-regularly helps prolong their life. Hoovering once a week eliminates surface level loose dirt but more ingrained dirt will need a deeper clean. You can book a carpet cleaning company or hire out a carpet cleaner and do it yourself. For a heavily used carpet this should be done every 6 months but a less used carpet can go for a year without needing to be deep cleaned. If your carpet is a darker colour, it may not be as easy to spot dirt as it is on a white carpet but do not be fooled, all carpets need regular cleaning to help prolong their life and keep them looking fresh.
It is far better to spend a little more on a durable wool or the best nylon carpet that will last 15 years than to go for a cheap carpet that will need replacing after 2 years. Here at Affordable Flooring Solutions, we provide expert help and installation of beautiful wool and nylon carpets every time you search ‘Carpets Crowborough’.
Contact us today for more information or to get a quote for your carpet.