Carpet

What is the longest that people have had a carpet for? We have some that is 15 years old and I think is still fine.
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  • Slinky
    Slinky Posts: 9,960 Forumite
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    My MIL mentions that her husband chose the carpet in their hall. He passed away in 1989.
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  • TELLIT01
    TELLIT01 Posts: 16,429 Forumite
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    The carpet in our lounge and dining room has been down for 19 years.
  • comeandgo
    comeandgo Posts: 5,740 Forumite
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    Our house is 18 years old, the carpets are all the  original ones we chose though we are going to get the downstairs recarpeted later this year.
  • Chickereeeee
    Chickereeeee Posts: 1,183 Forumite
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    About 19 years in the last house. The pile had gotten a bit flat. We moved before we had to replace it.
  • greyteam1959
    greyteam1959 Posts: 4,570 Forumite
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    30 years is the best we have had.
    One room still looks good but I think the underlay is knacked now.
  • pseudodox
    pseudodox Posts: 279 Forumite
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    When my mother died 6 years ago one of her carpets dated from 1969 - one small patch going threadbare in front of her favourite chair.  I assume the new owners of her house chucked it out . . . but you never know.  All my carpets are 19 years old - pays to buy quality.
  • EssexExile
    EssexExile Posts: 6,124 Forumite
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    I've been in this house 25 years and bedroom carpets haven't been changed.
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  • JGB1955
    JGB1955 Posts: 3,464 Forumite
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    edited 16 February at 9:41PM
    My neighbours still have the hall carpet that was installed when the house was new in 1985 - so 38+ years old.  We buy a new carpet each time we redecorate a room - so every 5 years.  Not interested in quality as long as it lasts those 5 years.  Not a stately home!  Less than £200 a time.
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  • mexican_dave
    mexican_dave Posts: 274 Forumite
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    We bought a carpet shampooer for £200 to revive our 25-year old carpets until we could afford to replace. Reckon shampooer was a good buy, still going strong, and lend it out to friends.
  • Roger-D
    Roger-D Posts: 41 Forumite
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    I've found that Carpets generally last very well. Especially if it was a good quality to begin with and, you keep shoes and muddy pets off them. It does depend upon location and foot-fall of course.
    In a rental, they reckon 5yrs is the max though under 'wear and tear', which personally I think is rubbish!
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