Friday, 19 June 2020

Signs Your Floor Needs To Be Replaced

The floors in your home get the most wear and tear out of anything else. They are constantly being stepped on by dirty shoes, victims of spills and scratches. Depending on the type of material you have for your flooring, it can be difficult to tell when your floor needs replacing. Every type of flooring requires a different timeline of maintenance but at the end of the day, it really depends on how much damage it accrued over the years. If you are wondering when your floor needs to be replaced, here are some signs according to the type of material.

Give your carpet a good deep clean. If it is still dingy and unable to return back to its pristine color like when you first installed it, it might be time to replace it. Stains from things like coffee, wine and pets are things that are hard to go away if they go away at all. Also, keep a lookout for rips and tears as these are signs that it is time to replace the carpet. Another indication that it is time to replace your carpet is if there is a lot of matting even after a deep clean.

Hardwood floors definitely require some maintenance, though they may not need to be replaced. It is recommended to refinish hardwood floors every three to five years and the costs vary. It can be anywhere between $3 and $7 per square foot. For some people, the cost to refinish is the same amount if not more than the cost it would take to replace the floors entirely. It all depends on your budget and how much you are willing to spend. If you are looking to make some serious changes to the way your flooring is laid out, you will be better off getting new flooring instead of refinishing the flooring you already have.

Though tile can last a long time, the patterns, sizes and colors may be outdated. In which case it could be good to replace the tiles to give it a more modern look. Sometimes tile does not last a lifetime. If you notice your tile floor constantly cracking, it is time to replace the tile.
Laminate And Vinyl

Laminate flooring is the easiest type of flooring to tell when it at the end of its life. If it is peeling, replace it. If you notice water damage and it shows water damage stains, replace it. If the pattern or color is fading, replace it. Laminate and vinyl cannot be refinished. If there is damage, it has to be replaced. Also, some laminate styles are out of date, in which case it may be a good idea to replace the floor with something more modern and chic.

These are just a few ways to tell when it is time to replace your flooring. Unfortunately, there is not a set time frame because it all depends on your personal lifestyle.

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