What is the lifespan of a carpet?

What is the lifespan of a carpet?

Depending on the quality of the carpet, it can last up to 25 years or more. The amount of foot traffic and upkeep is also a factor. Many of the most popular brands are designed with pets in mind. They are also stain-resistant, making them perfect for heavy traffic areas in the home. There are numerous styles of fibers as well.

Nylon and more

A carpet with nylon or Triexta is known to have a long lifespan. Nylon springs back into place after you walk on it, so it retains its new look for a long time. Triexta, a durable fiber, goes into Mohawk's SmartStrand carpet. Water-resistant olefin goes well in basements.

Loop vs. cut pile

Carpeting is made with loops of fibers, and these loops are cut at the tips to create the cut pile. Dirt stays close to the top of short loop piles, and this short style can last longer. On the other hand, cut fibers are twisted to increase the carpet's longevity. They are twisted at turns per inch or TPI. A 5.0 TPI is what you look for in a rug with longer-lasting lifespans.


You can’t forget the padding! Installers place padding under the carpet because it absorbs shock from footsteps. A carpet's lifespan is demonstrably shorter if it isn’t paired with padding. Padding also muffles noise, insulates the floor, and overall adds comfort.

At CHARLES F ZEIGLER SONS, INC., we know carpeting. We are a carpet store that knows each type of floor covering and how to get the best one for your home. No job is too small or too large for us. We can help you find the carpet that will last for years. Our showroom is in Hanover, PA. We serve Gettysburg, Spring Grove, Fairfield, and Littlestown, PA. Come in a see what we have to offer you.