If you’ve had your carpet for a while, you may have formed some sort of attachment. If it’s served you well, you may be hesitant to get rid of it. Perhaps you’re starting to notice that your carpet could do with an upgrade but you don’t know whether spending the money is worth it. Getting rid of an old carpet is the best thing you can do. Here’s why:
There’s nothing worse than looking at a carpet with stains and discolouring day after day. You may have tried everything to get the stains out; stain remover, steaming and professional help. If it isn’t budging, it may be time to bite the bullet and get rid of it.
What’s in Your Carpet?
Did you know your carpet could be home to things you wouldn’t entertain in your worst nightmares? It’s very difficult to get rid of the many micro-organisms living your carpet once they’re there. A carpet is home to dust, bacteria, dirt and bugs. If you have pets and they accidentally bring home fleas, you could spend months trying to get them out of your carpets. It’s the perfect breeding ground for anything you don’t want in your home.
If you or any of your family members suffer from asthma or allergies that give you severe symptoms, getting rid of your carpets is the best thing you can do. Carpets store dust which can trigger asthma attacks. This is especially important if your home has carpet in the bedrooms. You may want to switch to wood flooring as soon as possible.
Replacing carpet with wood flooring or tiles is much cheaper in the long run. Generally, you have to replace carpet a lot sooner than wood or tiles so the latter are a better option for your money. If you still want to have carpet in the house, you can express your style with different rugs or carpeted accessories, like cushions.
No Need to Worry About Spillages
When you have people around for dinner or your children have friends over for tea, you don’t need to worry about spillages. Your aunt can spill as much red wine on your tile floor as she likes and you can clean it in less than a minute. If you’ve got young children, you’ll already know how much destruction they can make when your back is turned. You won’t need to pull your hair out whenever the mustard sauce goes flying across the room or yoghurt drops falls on the carpet and you’re wondering how you’ll keep the smell out. You’re spillage free without carpet!
It’s Easy to Remove
There’s no fuss when it comes to removing carpet. You can do it yourself or hire someone to do it for you. Carpet comes up easily and quick and simple to prepare your floor for new flooring. If you remove the carpet yourself, you’ll save money when it comes to putting new flooring in, so it may be worth looking into how to do it.