From the moment you walk into a home, flooring is one of the first things you notice and good quality carpet makes a fantastic first impression. If you have been thinking about replacing your old carpet for new, check out your local Frank’s for a wide range of options.

If you have had your current flooring down for a number of years it might be time to take it up and refresh it with something new, comfortable and stylish. 

At Frank’s we know all the signs to look out for that prove your flooring is coming to the end of its lifespan. Here’s what to look out for – 

Wear and tear

No matter how clean your carpet is, if it is showing signs of wear and tear this can negatively impact the look of your home overall. 

Worn patches, tears, matting, fraying and flat areas are all standard signs of ageing and unfortunately can’t be prevented. Fibres can start to look matted and frayed within 3-5 years but generally a carpet will last 5-15 years from installation. 

Carpeted areas in the home that start to look a little beaten-up are usually the living areas, stairs and hallways. If yours is starting to look sorry for itself then maybe it’s time to take it up and start new!


If your flooring has endured lots of accidental spills, marks and stains over the years then maybe it’s best to put it out of its misery for good. After all, there’s only so long you can carry on covering up marks with rugs and moving furniture around strategically. 

Stains are a completely normal sign of wear and tear and are bound to happen at some point. However, dirty carpet can devalue your home and make it look unappealing. So if you’re planning on selling up or just want a fresh new look, choose new flooring from Frank’s today!

Smelly carpet 

A pleasant smell in the home is a great way to greet your guests. Unfortunately feet, allergens, dirt and food stains can all begin to make flooring smell unpleasant after years of build-up. Dirty carpet has its own unique smell, that’s for sure!

If yours smells and you’ve tried everything you can to eradicate the odour then there’s only one thing for it… Pop down to your local Frank’s 😉


Carpet is only designed to last between 5-15 years after installation. The first places in the home to show age are the areas that receive the most traffic, such as hallways, walkways and entrances. 

If you’ve moved in, moved out, or are renting with a landlord you might not even know really how old your flooring is. If it is starting to show obvious signs of ageing then maybe it’s time for ‘out with the old and in with the new’.


Carpets are like sponges when it comes to holding onto allergens. You might not know this but dirt, dust, mites, pollen and other substances are always hiding  no matter how meticulously or often you clean your flooring.

Regular maintenance is essential for its lifespan as well as good hygiene and health in the home. However there is only so much cleaning you can do before it starts showing signs of wear and tear. 

Carpet aesthetic

Sometimes your flooring may just simply be out of style or perhaps you feel it’s time to refresh your home aesthetic. That 70s-style shaggy carpet might have looked good 40 years ago but now it’s starting to date the look of your property. 

Particularly if you are selling your home, giving it a fresh and modern look will attract potential buyers far more than a foisty, old carpet that used to be in style but has now lost its appeal. 

Pop down to your local Frank’s and we’ll be happy to help you find the perfect new carpet for your home.

Got a question? Ask Frank!