When you think of the items in your office that need to be replaced or upgraded on occasion, the carpeting may not be the first thing that comes to mind. It’s one of the most important, however. Replacing your commercial carpet when it’s reaching the end of its life span will maintain a professional appearance for your business and give your employees a healthier, more enjoyable workspace.
When to Replace Your Commercial Carpet
1. Visible Wear Patterns
Commercial carpet is made from sturdy fibers with a low-pile design that stands up well to heavy foot traffic every day. Over time, though, the countless hours of people tracking dirt through the space and crushing the carpet fibers will take their toll. You’ll see the color starting to fade in the walkways people use most frequently, and holes may even appear.
Accidents happen, such as a dropped toner cartridge or a spilled coffee cup. These will create unattractive stains on your flooring, which looks unprofessional and dates the aesthetics of the office. Once you have stains in numerous areas, it may be time to give your space a fresh new look that you won’t be embarrassed to bring clients to.
3. Moisture Damage
Moisture is a serious threat to all carpeting, such as when the space floods, a pipe in the building bursts, or a roof leak creates a puddle on the floor. Even after the floor has appeared to dry, the moisture remains underneath in the carpet pad.
From there, mold and mildew may grow under the flooring, reducing your indoor air quality. Common signs this has occurred include an uneven or wrinkled carpet and a musty odor. If mold growth is extensive, employees may even experience allergy symptoms.