What to Consider Before Redoing Your Commercial Carpeting

Determining which flooring option is best for your business space isn’t always as easy as it sounds. This is especially true if you’ve already selected a commercial carpeting, but you know it’s seen better days, and it’s time to consider replacing it.

Before you take the next steps to replacing your commercial carpeting, there’s a few important items you will want to consider to help aid your decision.

Is it Time?

Carpeting tends to last anywhere from three to ten years, with seven years being the average lifespan for businesses. The specific length of time depends greatly on the quality of the material and the amount of traffic moving across the surface. However, if your commercial carpeting is nearing seven years, it may be time to start looking into replacing it.

Even if your carpeting hasn’t yet reached an age where it could be considered past its prime, there will be tell-tale signs that your carpeting is ready to be replaced. Some of the most common signs are stains, wear and tear and the changing of design trends.

Style and Decor

Speaking of design trends, before you consider replacing your carpeting you will want to ensure you’ve thought of any possible style and decor changes your company plans to make in the coming years. Ask yourself (and your team):

  • Are you married to your current color schemes?
  • Do you plan to overhaul your branding within the next few years?
  • What decor changes are on the horizon?

Then, determine how these answers will affect the color and style of the next flooring option you select for your space.

Material Type

As long as you’re planning to redo your carpeting, you may want to consider other materials, as well. While commercial carpeting may be one of the least expensive options available, other commercial flooring options like vinyl, stone, tile or hardwood could be ones that pique your interest. Before you fully commit to carpeting for another seven (or more) years, see what other options are available to you and then make a final decision if carpeting is the route you’d like to take.


While replacing the flooring of your office space is a necessary cost, you can still remain within your business’ means while selecting the best carpeting for your space. With factors like quality, density and pile height, there’s enough flexibility with the options available for you to select a carpet that works for your business and your budget.

Work with the Commercial Flooring Experts

At Sonus Interiors, our team has more than 25 years in the commercial flooring business. When it’s time to replace your business’ carpeting, there’s no better company to work with than ours. Contact our team today to see what we can do for your space.