2023 marked into a new carpet

New Year, New Carpets

05 Jan 2023

The Christmas holidays have come to an end and many people have entered the new year wanting to make a few changes around their home. Whether that’s moving around furniture or choosing a new style entirely. If you’re thinking about changing the flooring or replacing a carpet, look no further than Value Carpets & Flooring, your trusted supplier of carpets and wooden flooring from Cannock.

Do You Need to Replace Your Carpet?

Unfortunately the best carpets can’t last forever. With good maintenance and care, your carpet can last for a very long time. In general, carpets need to be replaced every 5 to 15 years. This depends on the material and the amount of traffic. For instance, if a low-quality carpet deals with heavy traffic on a daily basis, it will need to be replaced sooner, rather than later. Common signs that your carpet has reached the end of it’s lifespan include the following:

  • Visible damage from wear and tear
  • Fading of colour
  • Stubborn and permanent stains 
  • Lingering foul odours that won’t go away
  • Increase in allergy symptoms due to a build-up of dust and pet hair

Does your carpet show the above ageing signs? If so, it’s time to replace your carpet.

Which Room Needs A New Carpet?

Living Room

Carpets have always been a popular choice for living room flooring. They create a comfortable atmosphere and feel soft to walk on or even sit on! In general, the living room is the most used room in the home. Therefore, you’ll need to invest in a thicker or hard-wearing carpet such as polypropylene carpet. It’s designed to tolerate heavy traffic and has great stain-resistant abilities, not to mention it is easy to clean the accidental wine glass spill! 

The living room is sometimes referred to as the lounge, the sitting room or the family room. In some households, this room is only used for hosting special occasions. Go for a high-quality carpet such as wool carpet for a more luxurious feel. Not only is it long-lasting, it’s extremely resilient to stains and provides natural insulation during winter. A lot of wool carpets are designed with man-made fibres for added durability and strength.


Carpets are the traditional choice for master bedrooms as well as guest rooms. As previously mentioned, carpets provide comfort and extra warmth. They’re also soft to walk on. Some would say the experience resembles walking on a cloud! Making it the perfect choice for walking around barefoot without having to grab your shoes or socks. Unlike laminated or wooden floorings, there is no need for a bedside rug.

Carpets are ideal in nurseries, children’s bedrooms, and playrooms. It creates a soft play area for young children who tend to run around and a safer area for small babies learning to walk. With carpet flooring, there are less nasty falls as it has a cushion effect and acts like a protective barrier.


One of the busiest spaces in your home is the hallway, this is because it leads traffic to inside and outside your home. As such, the chances of stains from muddy shoes and paws are extremely high. We recommend choosing a hard-wearing carpet which can be easily cleaned. Choosing darker coloured carpets can be useful for hiding stains. Textured carpets add more grip for climbing up and down the stairs. Underlay should be considered as installing a high-quality underlay can extend the life of your carpet by ensuring even wear.


Nowadays, more people tend to work from home, so having an office space in the home is relatively popular. Carpet flooring feels relaxing on the feet, it gives a more homely feel, as well as holding on to heat in the winter. Even better, it absorbs noise. This keeps your workspace quiet so you can stay focused, which is particularly helpful if you live with a busy family. At the same time, you have more personalisation choices with carpet than you do with laminated or wooden flooring.

Visit Value Carpets & Flooring

Your choice of carpet has a big impact on the overall look and feel of the room. Not all carpets are manufactured the same. From different materials and weaves to patterns and colours to choose from, it can be overwhelming. 

Not sure where to start? For the best value, visit Value Carpets & Flooring. We offer a wide selection of carpets made from high-quality materials and stylish colours. Our team is on hand to offer advice and ensure you find the right carpet flooring to suit your interior style and budget. Contact us today or visit our showrooms in Birmingham and Cannock.

Virage Park
Walsall Road
WS11 0NH
01543 897737