Getting new carpet is an exciting proposition – it’s a chance to completely reinvent your home. But it’s also a big investment, so it’s understandable that you want to wait for precisely the right time to do it. And that raises the question: when is the right time to replace your carpet flooring? By and large, that’s a decision for you to make. However, there are a few signs that can indicate the need for you to replace your carpet. So if you’re looking for a reason to rejuvenate your floors, read on!
Aesthetics: if it is looking a bit dated or shabby, it might time to replace your carpet
As always, let’s start with the obvious: aesthetics. One of the most exciting things about getting new carpet is the chance to create a whole new aesthetic and ambience in your home. So it would follow that looks are one of the primary signs that you need to replace your carpet. And when we say looks, we don’t mean condition alone. It basically goes without saying that shabby, deteriorated carpets should be replaced. But if you have an old carpet that is in fine condition, but not that design-savvy, that’s just as good a reason to replace it. After all, old carpet designs, patterns, and colours aren’t always easy on the eye.
You will need to replace your carpet if it is showing signs of mould or water damage
When it comes to carpet calamities, aesthetic is not highest on the list. That position would have to go to mould! Mould and stains are among the worst things you can see on a carpet. They are unsightly, unhygienic, and all round unsatisfactory. If you have mould or water damage on your carpet, that’s a clear sign that you should take some steps to replace your carpet. Mould is linked to a range of diseases, and it can exacerbate some others – especially respiratory conditions like asthma. So when it comes to mould, the sooner you replace your carpet the better.
If you’re selling or renting, you can replace your carpet to achieve better value for your home
Replacing your carpet doesn’t have to be a treat for yourself. It can also be a savvy business move if you’re planning on selling or renting your home. It’s pretty well established that home improvement projects can increase the value of your home by more than enough to offset the cost of the project. And that’s usually the same for carpet. If you replace your carpet, the improvement in your home’s value is likely to be well in excess of the carpet cost.
Old carpets can harbour allergens – if you can’t shake your hay fever, replace your carpet
Carpet mould is not the only thing that can upset your respiratory system. Old carpets can actually harbour a plethora of allergens, from pollen to canine hair follicles. If you have noticed a recent increase in your allergic responses around your home, you might want to think about replacing your carpet. Old carpets are harder to clean effectively, so the only way to get rid of the allergens completely might be to replace your carpet altogether.
Old carpet can generate a musty smell: if that sounds familiar, it’s time to replace your carpet
Finally, let’s talk about smell – old carpet smell, to be precise. Chances are, you’ve experienced old carpet smell somewhere before. And it’s never nice! So if you are starting to catch the occasional disturbing smell of old carpet, it might be time to replace yours. That old musty smell normally indicates the presence of mould and bacteria, so replacing the carpet is a matter of hygiene as well as comfort.
If any of the above describes your carpet, get in touch with the team at Ashmore Carpets today!