the Cycle of LIFE to
Usually the first areas to go will be the front edge
of any steps
or stair treads, if their are any.
first places CARPET will start to wear, will be in these few
areas or under these conditions;
Narrow Walk areas or areas that are in constant use with high
traffic volume as in, Doorways, Hallways & around the Dining
& Billiard table area & in front of your favourite Lounge
Water damage by way of, Flood, Roof leaks, Wet area wall seepage,
Rising Damp etc. Will all cause Rotting and/orde-lamination
over a period of time.
Prolonged water damage by Shampooing, Steam cleaning and/or Pot
Furniture with reasonably small / sharp legs, especially without
protective end caps.
Chairs with Casters are a HUGE problem as this will destroy any
carpet in just a few years if you don't use a "Key
Mat", their are several types
from dense rubber to clear smooth top with tapered outer edges (Tapered
edges makes it easy for your casters roll off and onto the mat),
spiked bottom surface to minimise pile crush, de-lamination
& eliminate all key-mat sliding.
Visual Spills &
Stains make your carpet look Old & Dead even when it isn't.
If you took at handful of some of the
"BEST" Quality Carpets in the "WORLD",
( Usually "WOVEN")
Secondly; Then installed this CARPET to a HIGH standard, (already down to about 10% of the carpet industry)
Statistically looking at one person dwelling with low social
You will find if this Carpet
is maintained correctly too today's standards it should last around
at least 100+ yrs, Yes that's right, but what is consider the DEATH
of your Carpet is when there is 5~10% of your Carpet is TOTALLY
worn out, whilst the rest on your CARPET will still be in a reasonable
condition or the above ()
CARPET has a Life expectancy in the real world
from 3~10 yrs, as in this time usually you get;
Heavy traffic and just wears out or needs to be
patched up to make it last a little longer.
You just get plain bored with it or a new client requires a new or different colour.
In some way gets Damaged or badly stained and needs
to be replaced.
then again Carpet is a fashion statement and has become a throw
away product, Carpet used to be the most expensive item after the
purchase of your Home, now it is the "Motor Vehicle" &
it seams that not many people even think about what YOU pay for
a vehicle & how long it lasts, or have we been conditioned to
accept this by the cattle mentality of social desire ?
De-lamination, is the Separation of the secondary backing off the Primary backing
(this term, usually only applies to NON-woven carpets as usually
most of these modern carpets have a Primary poly propylene backing
& in most cases a Jute Secondary backing).