What is the lifespan of carpeting?

When taken care of properly, this soft surface floor covering can last over 20 years. We know someone whose carpets lasted 23 years, with a dog! It is, however, like anything else; the better you take care of it, the longer it will last.

It’s vital to choose the right carpeting for your needs

Say your living room is used as the center of family activity. You have kids and pets who use the room to watch television, play games, snack, and sometimes even eat meals. Of course, that requires a rug with extra durability and stain resistance and, when you come into our carpet store, you'll see hundreds of samples, all with different styles, colors, and designs, so you're sure of finding the right one!

How to take care of it

  1. Vacuum frequently, at least several times a week. There's no such thing as vacuuming too much, and don't let dirt accumulate because it can be sharp and fray the rug.
  2. Blot (don't rub!) spills immediately, so they don't stain and set.
  3. Use suitable window coverings. This is even more important if your room is hot and sunny with southern exposure. Window treatments block the sun's harmful UV Rays that can cause fading and even slight color changes. In addition, most window treatments can now be motorized so that you can control them from anywhere, even outside the home, during the sun's peak hours.
  4. Get professional deep cleaning every 12-18 months, as it removes dust mites, allergens, and bacteria that may be trapped into the fibers where vacuuming can't reach. Every stain and fiber is different; professional cleaners will know precisely what to use and how much instead of just using one of those "one-size-fits-all cleaners" that can harm the rug.
  5. Move furniture periodically. Foot traffic and heavy furniture legs create wear patterns, and the best way to avoid this is by moving items around.

We want your flooring always to look its best! To learn more about taking care of carpets, visit the Carpets Galore showroom in Las Vegas, NV, especially if you live in Pahrump, Boulder City, Henderson, Henderson, and Summerlin. Also, be sure to ask about your free carpet flooring quote.