The beauty of your carpet and Oriental Rugs depends on how your treat it. Your carpet should last at least 10 years if it is maintained properly. An Oriental Rug can last well over a hundred years. If you don't believe me just read your manufactures warranty and follow their guide lines. The best way to keep your carpet as long as possible is by removing dry soil. Yes that is done with a vacuum. You should vacuum one time per week for as many people are in your home. 80% of the soil in your carpet and rugs is DRY. Removing dry soil will keep the gritty dirt dust and sand from scratching the surface of the your carpet and rug fibers. As always you can check out our website for more tips and guides.