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Marion's Flooring Superstores' carpet FAQ

Finding answers to carpeting questions online that are more complex than "Carpet store near me" can be a pretty daunting task. Most of the links you find will be to something purporting to be what you are looking for, but turn out to be nothing more than glorified commercials. There are enough commercials in the world, so let's get down to facts.

We decided to highlight the two most common questions we get about carpeting at our Portland and Wilsonville showroom floors, and give definitive answers to them. Here's what we came up with!

How long does carpeting last?

This is a very complex question that depends upon a number of factors. The carpet types all have different levels of durability, and that is to say nothing about the type of carpet padding used, the skill level of the installers, or your dedication to regular maintenance.

Generally, you can expect a low-grade carpet like those used in apartment complexes to last up to 5 years, a middle-grade carpet to last between 5 and 15 years, and a high-quality carpet can be expected to last between 15 and 25 years. Again, this all depends upon your level of care, the quality of the carpet installation, fiber type, and a number of other factors.

Can I install it myself?

There are a number of flooring materials out there that are very DIY-friendly, but carpeting is certainly not one of them. There are a number of specialized tools that anyone outside of the industry is highly unlikely to own. In addition to even having the tools, the knowledge of how to use them properly is virtually unheard of outside of the industry.

Even if you had all of the tools you needed to get the job done, it is a highly specialized job, with expensive consequences for those who do it poorly. Basically, the answer to this question is a resounding "no!? It's far too risky for a layman, and the benefit of doing it properly is outweighed by the costly and likely eventuality that it will not be done properly.

If you are set on installing your floors yourself, something like luxury vinyl tile, or engineered hardwood flooring with a tongue and groove assembly, would probably be a better choice.

Do you have questions of your own?

Chances are, you have other questions of your own about carpeting that won't get answered with that "carpet store near me" search we mentioned earlier. Well, let us save you the trouble of hunting around, and invite you to contact our showroom to arrange for a free, no-obligation consultation and estimate. We'll give you straight answers to any questions you might have, and maybe for a few you didn't realize you should ask! Contact us today to get started!