Questions from Homeowners: How Often Should You Replace Your Floors?

“Hi Dan and the entire Virgin family! We’ve got a carpet that is over 10 years old – when is the recommended time to replace your floors? Thanks guys!” -Emily M.

If you’re a homeowner, then you’re probably wondering how long your flooring will last, and when it’s time for a replacement. The answer depends on the type of flooring you have and how well it is taken care of.

In this guide from the Virgin Carpets and Flooring team, we will provide an overview of the different types of floorings and their longevity, as well as tips for extending the life of your floors. Let’s get started!


carpet flooring

Carpet is one of the most popular flooring options due to its comfort and affordability. However, carpets are also one of the quickest to wear out due to dirt, spills, and foot traffic. Generally speaking, carpet should be replaced every 10-15 years depending on how much foot traffic it gets and how well it’s maintained. The brand you choose and the quality of the fiber and installation will also contribute to its lifespan.

How to Maintain Your Carpet

To extend its life, regular vacuuming and spot cleaning is recommended. You can also use floor mats in entryways and other high-traffic areas to reduce wear and tear. For deeper carpet cleaning, you should hire a professional cleaner to come in every few years.


hardwood flooring

While hardwood floors can be a big investment, they can last up to a century if properly maintained. However, hardwood floors are not indestructible – they are prone to scratches or dents from furniture and pet claws.

How to Maintain Your Hardwood Floor

To maintain hardwood floors, use felt protectors on furniture legs and place area rugs in high-traffic areas. Refinishing every 5-7 years is also recommended to keep them looking new.

Ceramic Tile

ceramic tile floor

Ceramic tile flooring is durable and easy to clean, making it a great option for kitchens or bathrooms. Tiles can last anywhere from 25-50 years with proper care; however they are prone to cracking or chipping if not installed correctly or exposed to extreme temperatures or moisture levels.

How to Maintain Your Tile Floor

To prolong their life span, seal them regularly with tile sealant which will help prevent water damage or staining over time. You can also add floor mats in entry ways to reduce foot traffic and dirt.

Luxury Vinyl Tile (LVT)

lvt floor replace your floors

Luxury Vinyl Tile (LVT) flooring is a durable and cost-effective flooring option that can last up to 25 years when properly maintained. LVT is a popular options for its variety of colors and styles.

How to Maintain Your LVT Floor

LVT flooring is easy to maintain; however it can be scratched or stained if not properly cared for. To extend its life, make sure to vacuum regularly and use floor protectors on furniture legs.

Ready to Replace Your Floors? Turn to the Virgin Carpets and Flooring Team!

We hope this guide has provided you with the information you need on flooring replacement and floor maintenance. With proper care, your flooring can last for years to come. If you have questions or need help choosing the right flooring for your home, please feel free to contact us at Virgin Carpets and Flooring. We’d love to help you choose a floor that fits your lifestyle and budget.

Still, even with the very best maintenance plan in place, flooring will still wear out over time. It’s inevitable – nothing can last forever! If you think it’s time to replace your floors, then turn to the professionals at Virgin Carpets and Flooring. We carry reputable brands like Shaw, Mohawk, Karndean Designflooring, and Anderson Tuftex. We know our premium flooring selections will stand the test of time.

To ensure that your flooring will have a long life, start with a flooring installation by the experts at Virgin Carpets and Flooring. We will make sure your flooring is installed correctly and will last for years to come.

Start the conversation by giving us a call at 412-653-3424 or contact us online. Let’s get started on your free flooring consultation today!