When you live in the same place for years and years and wonder if updates are needed, parts of your home can sometimes go overlooked. Carpeting should not be one of them, but unfortunately it too often is.

Over time, it can be easy to get used to your carpets, even if you don’t take in the subtle ways in which your flooring is changing — and deteriorating. After getting comfortable with flooring, a homeowner might ask, “When should you replace your carpet?”

The short but complicated answer is: it depends on your home and lifestyle. Do you have pets at home who lounge on the carpet? Kids who trek in mud and bits from the outdoors? Old furniture that has cemented its place and made divots in your carpet? Any of these may trigger the start of a new flooring installation.

Carpet installation is actually rather simple; it’s maintenance that can be trickier, and that’s why it can be hard to detect when it’s time to make a change. If you notice any matting or worn-out padding, your carpet is probably in need of some updating. Worse, and more visible, is if you have stains that have settled in too deeply into the fibers of your carpet; lighter colored carpets, those in shades of grey or cream, can make these stains even more pronounced.

Sometimes stains, or even just pets’ hair, will also create odors in your carpet. These can be more unpleasant and, in the long run, can even elicit unwanted allergies. If you’ve noticed allergens in your house that won’t go away, look no further than your carpeting.

Each of these may be a sign that you’re in need of a new carpet installation; or perhaps your carpet doesn’t have its original fluff and feel, and you want something fresher to lay your feet on. Some carpets are built to last — you can get a good decade out of high-quality ones — but too often, for new homeowners or those in more temporary homes, carpets are an afterthought. Generally carpet is replaced every 6-7 years. If maintained properly it can last in excess of 10 years! This means many carpets, especially those in busier homes, may need updating more frequently. Fortunately, this investment is one you, your family, and guests will all take note of and enjoy: nothing spruces up your living room or bedroom like an updated flooring installation.


When it comes to your home, ACS is New Jersey’s go-to company for flooring and carpet installation. Tell us how long you’ve had your carpeting and what your ideal flooring design would be. We’ll work within your budget to create something stylish and durable. From carpet replacement to a whole new flooring installation with wood, tile, and more, ACS is the skilled company ready to upgrade your home.