Does your carpet need a glow up? If your home’s carpet is starting to look like a “before” image, it might be time to replace it. But once you replace it, how long can you reasonably expect your new carpet to last? How often should you plan to replace carpet? And what can you do to make your carpet last even longer?
Don’t worry, we’re here to answer those questions and help you decide if your carpet needs a makeover.
While opinions can vary on this subject (and pets or kids or a wayward glass of wine might have a say in the matter), the industry standard says carpet should be replaced every 10 to 15 years. Standard carpet manufacturers’ warranties are designed with this life expectancy in mind, and with proper care, your carpeting can last to the upper end of that timeframe— and look good for its age too!
Of course, quality matters when it comes to long-lasting carpet. Plum’s carpet is ultra-thick, virtually stain-proof and comes with an impressively durable carpet pad. While some carpets can’t stand up to typical wear and tear for long, our carpet is ready to last and live life with you— even if that means a few muddy pawprints and spilled drinks.
Whether you’re hitting your ten year anniversary with carpet you bought or you just moved into a house that already had carpet, you might be on the lookout for signs your carpet needs replacing.
Keep an eye out for:
If you’re seeing any of these indications of wear- and the carpet is around ten or more years old- your home is ready for a carpet facelift.
If you just installed new carpet or have carpet that’s still in good shape, there are a few things you can do to keep your carpets looking brand-new for as long as possible:
Once you know your carpet needs replacing, you might find yourself overwhelmed by the shopping process. Do you head to your local big-box store and debate the importance of stain resistance (hint: it’s important) as you flip through endless flooring samples? Or call one of those companies that sends the sample salesperson to your door at the most inconvenient times?
At Plum, we’re not just helping your home get a new carpet look, we’re giving the entire carpet buying experience a makeover. We offer instant, honest, competitive prices and a curated selection of only the most popular carpet colors. And you’ll never have to decide between stain-resistant or whether to spring for the high-quality foam carpet pad— it’s all included. Oh, and did we mention installation was included too? Your carpet will go from “before” to “after” in no time.
Try out our colors and see new carpet looks for your space using our Flooring Visualizer.
When installing new carpeting in your home, choosing the right color is a bit of an art form. The color should work well with your personal style and design aesthetic but also be versatile enough to transition with you when you retire your Mid-Century Modern style for the next big trend.