Is it Time to Replace Your Rug?

Sad as it seems, rugs, like most stuff, have an expiration date. Yes, you can be the most careful and the neatest person in the world and your rugs will still bite the dust. You know what they say: “You can never have too much of a good thing.” And apparently, that applies to rugs too.

Replacing your rugs at home with newer or trendier ones as often as you like would not necessarily be a horrible thing. After all, it is your home and nobody should stop you from making changes to it. 

Here are the tell-tale signs that it is time to move on from your rug. Read them to know more!


No, we are not talking about a couple of small stains that were brought about by pure accidents. 

We are talking about the major ones--those that are unsightly and impossible to hide. Of course, you may want to have your rug professionally cleaned first, but if it still does not solve your huge problem, it means it’s time for you to replace it.

Now, to avoid stains in the first place, you may want to buy stain-resistant rugs and place them in areas where spills mostly happen. However, keep in mind that this resistance will eventually wear down over time.

Stains that are caused by urine, vomit, etc. should also be a cause of concern for you. It’s true that you can always clean and remove them with immediate action. But once your rug absorbs those stains, mould can grow in and pose a tremendous threat to your health. And even if you clean it, you cannot guarantee the prevention of mould growth entirely. So if you think you cannot handle these biological messes already, it might be wise to just buy another area rug.

Wear and tear

Obviously, you should not let a minor rip on your area rug get to your mind because that is normal and inevitable, especially when it is already three to five years old. But if it’s already ruining the overall look and feel of your home and you cannot do anything about it, that is the time you should let it go.

Perhaps the most notorious rug type for being the earliest to show signs of wear and tear is polyester. These rugs are not made to absorb heavy force from foot traffic, which is why it is hard to get them back to their original form once they already appear so worn out. You can get it professionally repaired, but that is likely going to cost you more money. There is also the possibility that you might be unsuccessful in this. This is why when you see major wear and tear, take it as an indication that you need to bid your rug goodbye.


We are sure you have heard this piece of advice before, but it is worth reiterating here: Do not get deceived by looks. That’s right--rugs can look fresh and brand-new, but they can also be the source of that funky smell in your home! Do not get the wrong idea, though. You can wash your rugs regularly to remove the bad odour. When it does go away, there is absolute zero reason to panic. But when the smell lingers, that is the problem.

There is a huge chance that mould and mildew might have found their way into the fibers of your rug. This usually means that the smell will not just ruin an otherwise good sleep, it will also make you prone to health dangers. In this case, you have no choice but to replace your rug.


This is probably the last thing you want to think about, but it can be a big factor as to why you are already itching to buy a new rug. You see, trends do come and go, and that rings true for rugs. But do not fret just yet! Rugs do not go out of style so easily; it usually takes years before it eventually does.

The thing is, some rugs just seem so downright antiquated and out of place when paired with the rest of your furniture. This can be a total bummer for some of you. So if you think your rug has lived its life and is just ruining your aesthetic, feel free to get a new one!

If you think you have already made the most out of your rug whether it has been with you for years or it actually needs to be replaced, then feel free to get a new one. There are definitely a lot of options to choose from that would fit your budget and requirement. Whether you are going for a modern aesthetic or a traditional look, there is definitely a rug for you at Rug Emporium. Check out our rugs here.

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