Fact: Inexpensive, or "cheap", carpeting can actually be much more difficult to clean and tends not to clean up as well. Why? Oftentimes these types of carpet lack the fabric protection application that typically comes standard on new carpet. It also wears down much faster so while it may have been installed within the past few years, it doesn't look new with the amount of wear it shows. Since traffic wear is actually damage to the carpet fiber, cleaning cannot remedy the situation.