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How Long Should My Carpet Last

Basic Carpet Longevity



Basic Carpet LongevityMany factor come into play when trying to figure out how long a carpet might last. Here are some of the key reasons that affect how long a carpet will last:

•    The fiber type and style, tuft twist, density rating, pile height.
•    How much foot traffic in the home, number of children, pets, teens. 
•    How well it is maintained, regular vacuuming, periodic cleaning.
•    How well it is installed (properly stretched)
•    What padding is used, type, thickness and density.

Depending on all these factors here is a basic guideline for how long you might expect a carpet to last:


(Typical Cost per Square Yard) 
Carpet Cost        Pad cost     Labor cost   Total Cost       Longevity  
$15                       $3               $4               $22.00             3 to 7 years   
$20                       $3               $4                $27.00             6 to 10 years   
$25                       $4               $5                 $34.00           8 to 12 years   
$30                       $4               $5                 $39.00            10 to 14 years   
$35                       $5               $5                 $45.00           12 to 16 years   
$40                     $6              $6                 $52.00         15 to 20 years