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Carpet longevity

 
 
 
 
 

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How long should my carpet last?

 
Basic carpet longevity many factors 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
 
$15
$20
$25
$30
$35
$40
 
 
 
Pad Cost
 
$3
$3
$4
$4
$5
$6
 
 
 
Labor Cost
 
$4
$4
$5
$5
$5
$6
 
 
 
Total Cost
 
$22
$27
$34
$39
$45
$52
 
 
 
Longevity
 
3-7 years
6-10 years
8-12 years
10-14 years
12-16 years
15-20 years