5 signs that it's time to change your carpet

5 signs it's time to change your carpet

There are certain signs that don't lie about the end of your floor covering's life. If one or more of these alert you, it's time to replace your carpet. Five visible (or smelly) elements will help you recognize the signs that your commercial carpet needs changing. We understand that a commercial floor covering represents a significant investment for a business. Fortunately, cost-effectiveness can be achieved through proper maintenance to increase carpet longevity.


Fiber quality, foot traffic as well as frequency of maintenance can influence the lifespan of your floor covering. A commercial carpet doesn't need to be replaced simply because it's old. The normal lifespan of a carpet is 5 to 15 years. A checkered carpet will have a longer life, since damaged tiles can be replaced according to use. When our team recommends a floor covering, we make sure that its performance is adapted to your situation. Selecting the right flooring and installing it professionally is the first step. After that, regular maintenance is essential. By following these steps, your carpet should not need to be changed before the normal duration of its life cycle.


It's mainly for health and safety reasons that a carpet will need to be changed after several years. When it comes to health, an old, poorly maintained carpet may contain mold, allergens or a worrying amount of dust. On the other hand, it's time to change your carpet if it becomes a hazard, if it separates (delaminates), if the glue is no longer effective or if it comes unstuck. Roll carpet showing signs of delamination means that the primary backing is separating from the secondary backing. In this case, it will be visible, as the carpet's jute will come unstuck. This is literally called "burying into the flowers of the carpet ".


Once again, it will be possible to physically see that the carpet will need changing. Your floor covering will be hard to save if the joints are fraying and it's physically damaged. In some cases, careless installation will cause the joints to open. In this situation, although the carpet may still be in good condition, it will be too late. This is why it's necessary to carry out installation with care.


If your carpet smells bad after a wash (like a wet dog), it's a sign that it may be time to replace it. There could be several causes, such as poor cleaning or mold under the carpet. However, it's sometimes possible to save a smelly carpet with industrial deep cleaning. It would be worthwhile for you to contact our team to find out if this is possible. If your carpet isn't properly maintained, it will trap dirt, dust, debris and allergens. A commercial cleaning will remove the dirt before it settles into the carpet fibers and damages them.


Fibers that are flattened, tangled and contorted are not a good sign. Often, it means your commercial carpet is ready for replacement. These types of wear are more likely to occur in frequently trodden areas. A carpet in a seldom-used conference room will last longer than the same carpet in the main corridor. In some cases (depending on wear), it's possible to save your existing carpet by brushing the fibers to raise them and adding a protector.


To analyze your situation, you can contact our commercial carpet cleaning division for a free quote. Our team of experts will be able to provide you with the necessary information regarding the replacement of your commercial floor covering or whether it is possible to save it.

In any case, please feel free to contact our team for more information.

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