While carpets look pristine and beautiful after installation, there will come a time when they will have to be replaced. Depending on construction and foot traffic, it is recommended that carpets are replaced every 5-15 years. With the heavy foot traffic of hotels, they need their carpet replaced every 5-7 years in comparison to an office who would need theirs replaced every 10-15 years. Everything depends on how you maintain the carpet. Vacuuming regularly can help prevent the fibers from being crushed. Cleaning is the best method for extending the life of your carpet. While steam cleaning is an effective method, over time, the heat and hot water can cause the carpet to bubble. At Crown Coverings, we recommend Millicare for the dry cleaning method. Stains, odors, stretching and more can be signs of needing a replacement and more than just a basic cleaning. You can read our blog on the benefits of carpet tile to help cut costs and minimize having to completely remove the carpeting with stains and odors. Other factors include the fibers changing colors and flattening/contorting fibers. Keep your facility or workplace up-to-date and fresh by maintaining the foundation; replace your carpets every 5-15 years.