At Frank’s we know that carpets are a common feature in many households. They have the power to instantly make your floors feel more comfortable and add warmth and a charming aesthetic to any room in which they are installed. 

They are an investment for your home and that’s why it’s important to take extra care and maintain them properly to extend their lifespan for as long as possible. However, there comes a time when every carpet needs to be replaced for a new one.

So, how do you know when it’s the right time for a new carpet? In today’s post we are going to highlight the telltale signs that your floor might be a little worse for wear and it’s time to say goodbye.

There is visible wear and tear

Carpet is manufactured to bear large amounts of footfall, as well as the weight of heavy furniture but it’s normal that it will begin to display signs of wear and tear eventually.

Wear and tear can be visible in many different ways, including threads becoming loose, rips and holes, and tufts of fluff and fabric appearing.

However, if you are careful with your flooring you can prevent all sorts of wear and tear by using mats at entrances of your home, cleaning it regularly, and being careful when you are rearranging furniture.

Your carpet smells badly

If you are a pet owner you will be able to relate to this point particularly well. Perhaps your pet has made a mess in the past and it wasn’t cleaned properly; in this case it may begin to smell.

Unfortunately over time carpet will absorb and hold onto odours, which can cause the smell to linger and seem worse. Other factors that can cause bad smells include mould, cigarette smoke, and the age of the flooring.

Prevention is always better than cure and there are a few things you can consider doing to prevent your carpet from smelling. We recommend dealing with mess and stains immediately and taking pets and smoking outside to avoid odours lingering.

If your carpet is truly past its best and there are no room sprays or deodorants in the world you haven’t already tried to abolish the smell, then maybe it’s time for new flooring.

There is unliftable mould

Over time, your flooring can develop a case of mould, which is a fungus that can lead to allergic reactions. If you notice green or grey growths on your carpet, you likely have an outbreak of mould. 

Also, if your carpet is emitting a foul smell or has discoloured stains, there may be the presence of mould beneath it. If the mould has covered a large surface area and underneath the carpet, you should consider getting a new one from Frank’s.

If you have regular allergic attacks

Unfortunately mould isn’t the only allergen that can live on your carpet. Carpets trap dirt and common allergens like dust mites, pollen and pet fur. If you are having regular allergic attacks on entering a room with carpet, the flooring may be to blame. 

It’s nearly impossible to prevent allergens working their way into your carpet due to the fact there is such a large variety of them. However, you can try to remove allergens by vacuuming regularly and spraying your carpet with disinfectant.

If you’ve done both multiple times but are still finding that your flooring is triggering allergies, the only thing left to do is get a new carpet. When shopping for new flooring, we recommend choosing hypoallergenic carpet that repels allergens.

Unliftable carpet stains and burns are present

Over the years most carpets will see stains and burns at least a few times. Commonly stains and burns are caused by pet messes, food and drink spills, grass and mud as well as cigarettes and candles.

If you have made many attempts to lift stains and they’re not budging, maybe it’s time to consider a new carpet from Frank’s.

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

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