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How Long Do Dartboards Last?

If you have an old dartboard that looks worn out, you may be wondering how long a dartboard should typically last.

While the lifespan of a dartboard can vary depending on a few factors, such as frequency of use, some general guidelines can help determine when it’s time to replace your board.

In this post, we’ll take a closer look at the lifespan of dartboards and what you can do to make yours last as long as possible.

How Long Do Dartboards Typically Last?

You can expect your dartboard to last around 2 to 5 years with average use. However, if you play more often, you may need to replace your board within 12 months.

Although how long your dartboard lasts can depend on how well you keep your board maintained. Lets explore some of these tips, below.

How Do You Make a Dart Board Last Longer?

To extend the lifespan of your dartboard, it’s important to ensure that you keep it properly maintained. But, what should you be doing to keep your dartboard in a good condition to help it last longer?

Rotate Your Dartboard

Regularly rotate your dartboard to distribute the wear and tear. On average, the number 20 scoring zone and the surrounding areas will take more hits than anywhere else on the board. This causes this area to experience wear and tear much quicker than other parts of the board.

Most modern dartboards allow the numbering to be unclipped from the board, making it easy to rotate the board and then replace the numbers to their correct positions.

Rotating your board after a couple of games allows the holes created by the darts to heal, thus prolonging the life of your board.

Maintain Your Darts Tips

Blunt or damaged dart tips can cause excessive wear and tear on the board, resulting in a shorter lifespan. Be sure to inspect your dart tips regularly for any signs of wear or damage, such as dullness, bending, or breaking, and replace any damaged tips immediately.

Purchase a Quality Dartboard

Purchasing a quality dartboard, to begin with, will ensure a longer lifespan. For example, modern dartboard technology advancements include features that allow for improved maintenance and design.

For instance, most modern boards use dual-core and triple-core technology, in which dartboards are made with additional layers of sisal fibers, making boards more robust and recover quicker.

Frequency Of Use

It goes without saying, but the more frequently you use your dartboard, the sooner it’ll likely experience wear and tear, and need to be replaced.


The lifespan of a dartboard can depend on various factors, such as the quality of the board, the type of darts used, and how often its used.

However, by maintaining your board correctly, you can extend its lifespan and keep it in good condition for longer.

Michael Fielding

Michael Fielding

Michael has been playing Darts for more than 20 years and is passionate about helping others improve their game through his own experiences.